#emissions News

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai
Latest data show that a full-year EV sales boom has helped to prop up China’s sluggish car market. Analysts believe that even without state subsidies, EV deliveries in China will continue to climb.
Xinyi Solar
China's post-pandemic green recovery measures drove up the country's renewables firms on the Corporate Knights index of the most sustainable 100 firms in the world. Singapore real estate company CDL is Asia's leading firm in the list.
Antarctica melts under its hottest days on record
The latest climate data shows that 2021 was another noteworthy year, but not for the right reason. Ocean surface and land surface temperatures were at their warmest on records.
Jurong Island
The city-state is the only Southeast Asian country that has a carbon tax now. Parliamentarians were cautious in raising suggestions, as they acknowledged that Singapore might lose business to its neighbours if the hike is too drastic.
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#emissions Opinion

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The devastating effects of climate change are bearing down on cities. For adaptation and decarbonisation to work, municipal leaders need to devote resources to the collection of better climate data and use them in the right way.
Trees line a dirt track in Thailand.
Carbon offsets provide a sense of security and encourage a belief that the status quo can continue. To fight the climate crisis, there is a need to also invest in carbon reduction and encourage behaviour change.
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Food & Agriculture

Ending hunger sustainably

Saving the planet does not have to come at the expense of feeding the poor, and vice versa. If governments can implement a series of relatively low-cost initiatives with private-sector support, the world can still wipe out global hunger by 2030 without jeopardising the fight against climate change.
Bangui Wind Farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
With the urgency of the climate crisis becoming clearer by the day, governments and multilateral lenders must end public financing for fossil fuels and increase their support for renewables as soon as possible. This year's United Nations climate-change conference offers the perfect opportunity to lock in such commitments.

Policy & Finance

Greening the coin

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#emissions Videos

SP Group, My Carbon Footprint
Sponsored Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
Air-conditioning units on a building in Singapore
Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition.
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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.
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#emissions Podcasts

Google moonshot
With governments and companies racing towards net zero, Google has set a target to use clean energy for every location and every hour of its operations by 2030. Is this possible?
The Eco-Business Podcast
Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes an immediate ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming.
Where is the smart money going in renewables?
Solar, wind, carbon capture, nature-based solutions—what are the technologies needed to combat climate change? Eco-Business asked clean energy entrepreneur Hendrik Tiesinga where the smart money is going.
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The Philippines has ended new coal development as it pursues a low-carbon future. Don Paulino of non-profit Philippine Energy Independence Council and boss of Shell's exploration arm, argues why natural gas should remain in the energy mix.
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