#COP26 News

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The 2°C global warming scenario is gloomy, but a 1.5°C increase isn't much better. Life for billions of people in the region is still going to get worse, according to the latest studies.
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After a slightly cooler 2021 on the Earth’s surface, the world is on track for 2022 to be somewhere between the fourth and eighth warmest year since records began in the mid-1850s.
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Environmental sustainability is top of the bloc’s latest agenda and investors are keen to finance Asean’s climate goals. There is, however, a severe lack of ‘bankable projects’, say observers.
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As one of the world’s biggest coal exporters and carbon emitters, Indonesia's call for funding for green energy shift has upped pressure on it to cut fossil fuel use further.
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#COP26 Opinion

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Despite widespread recognition that women are underrepresented in climate and conservation fora, the problem persists. Given that women face the greatest risks from environmental crises and have been shown to deliver better environmental policy results, this status quo is both unjust and shortsighted.
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The net-zero transition requires the rapid development at scale of new technologies, energy-efficient infrastructure, and carbon capture and storage. A carbon price, together with the elimination of fossil-fuel subsidies, would give investors powerful incentives to finance these and other imperatives.
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Releasing the Asean Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance was a significant move for the regional grouping. But it does not come without challenges.
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Current patterns of food production and consumption are driving the collapse of the ecosystems upon which humanity depends on. But building a more sustainable food system is possible, and requires only the political will to act now.
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#COP26 Podcasts

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The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
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