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The WEF wants cities to invest more in expanding green spaces and nurturing natural systems, not just to keep residents healthy and tackle climate change-related risks. It believes that doing so can help boost the economy.
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The Eastern Economic Corridor is key to Thailand's growth, but residents fear it will hurt the environment and their livelihood.
Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use
In the coming year, we should expect to see stricter laws to expose 'greenwashers' and rising demand for clear disclosure and reporting standards.
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Another year locked in the jaws of a pandemic did provide the occasional moment of light relief. Eco-Business looks back at the times when sustainability was almost amusing in 2021.

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The impact revolution

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Major Economics Forum
In 2022, the US will continue to use this vital forum to engage with major economies as a key plank of its international climate diplomacy.
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The impacts of climate change have seeped into the maple syrup industry, as the tapping season is dependent on weather conditions. What will happen to this increasingly popular substitute for sugar?
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Despite the laudable motives behind the design of sustainability-linked finance, there remain two unresolved dilemmas – the omission of the “additionality principle” and the risk of moral hazard. Lenders and investors need reassurance that sustainability-linked money is financing genuine and additional advances in environmental and social progress.
Singapore's central business district. Image: Robin Hicks/Eco-Business
Climate risk stress tests for banks could become the most important tool to nudge the financial system towards low carbon investment.
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#economy Videos

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Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
System change not climate change
Pension funds are some of the world's largest investors—holding trillions in assets—billions of which are pumped into fossil fuel companies like Shell, BP, and Total.
migrant fishermen fishing southeast asia
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
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In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
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#economy Podcasts

Filipino commuters during Covid. Image: Commuters of Metro Manila
Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
People using ATM machines in Singapore. Image: Robin Hicks/Eco-Business
Fossil fuels, tobacco, weapons—our banks could be spending our money on things we don't want them to. Eco-Business talks to finance expert Mayur Singh about why consumers in Asia should asking banks how they spend their money.
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Sponsored [The EB Podcast] In the third episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore how the shipping industry is charting a course to a low-carbon future.
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Implementing the future

Sponsored [The EB Podcast] What are the hardware, software, and financing challenges the world needs to navigate before the enticing vision of the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes a reality? And what are the risks to avoid along the way?
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