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Vivek Kumar moves into the top job after two years as WWF's head of marketing and fundraising. Image: WWF
Kumar, who last served in the Singapore labour movement before joining WWF as its marketing head, replaces outgoing CEO R Raghunathan, who is moving on after three and a half years with the conservation group.
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Falsehoods spread by oil companies, climate skeptics and others are a threat to progress against global warming, campaigners say.
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While the worst days are over, the hidden economic impact of Covid-19 still poses a threat to countries across Asia-Pacific, where a fresh but mild wave of Covid-19 cases is picking up.
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With bird flu spreading globally, some argue fur farming should be abolished to impede transmission to humans.
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#coronavirus Opinion

Indonesia's laws aren't effectively cracking down on rampant animal trafficking
As long as the law does not recognise it as transnational organised crime, the illegal trade of wildlife will continue to flourish in Indonesia.
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China and the United States cooperated for many years on health issues and it is in the world's best interests they continue.
Women and climate action
The "shadow pandemic" of sexual and gender-based violence during the Covid-19 crisis shows that it will be up to women themselves to topple the structural hurdles that have left them vulnerable. Fortunately, the past two years have shown that this is possible, with many examples revealing how all of society benefits.
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There are lessons to be learned from a crisis that has caused the death of over six million people and produced the deepest recession since World War II, writes former prime minister of Belgium, Yves Leterme. One is to support responsible journalism and work with NGOs to debunk disinformation.

Policy & Finance

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#coronavirus Videos

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The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
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#coronavirus Podcasts

COP26 podcast
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.
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
Blackrock podcast
Exclusive The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director in Singapore about what this means for investors, and how companies are responding to increased ESG pressure.
Air pollution in Beijing
Has Covid-19 really improved air quality? Eco-Business spoke to air pollution epidemiologist Dr Vivian Pun about the real air quality story behind the pandemic, and what the virus is telling us about tackling the world's most underrated environmental issue.
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