#emissions News

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A charge on emissions for cargo vessels would become the first global carbon price, but disagreements on system design and starting prices remain.
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From white-painted roofs to ponds and tree planting, sweltering cities are innovating to stay cool as heatwaves intensify.
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As extreme heat events become more frequent, Asian cities are under pressure to protect their most vulnerable citizens.
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Concessions for monoculture plantations are the biggest threat to natural forests, according to new data presented in this year’s State of Malaysian Rainforests report by Rimbawatch.
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#emissions Opinion

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Australia’s gas future must involve energy security and climate security. The new government strategy fails to strike this balance.
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House Bill 7705, the low carbon economy bill, could help the climate-vulnerable nation seize the economic opportunities that come with decarbonisation.
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Chinese policymakers face difficult choices in setting climate goals. Some appear technical but have significant implications for environmental outcomes.
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As climate change makes smog and bushfires more common, people will die from air pollution at increasingly high rates – especially in densely populated cities.
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#emissions Videos

Dr Sylvia Earle
Exclusive In this exclusive interview to mark Earth Day, Eco-Business speaks to Dr Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, who draws the link between our climate crisis and the health of our oceans.
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EB Studio 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.
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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.
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#emissions Podcasts

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EB Studio If a real estate development can reduce energy and water consumption – and emit fewer carbon emissions – it is built to last, Oliver Chan tells the Eco-Business podcast. The key, however, is to first educate future homeowners and businesses that going green does not mean breaking the bank.
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In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' month in the Philippines, the former United Nations special rapporteur tells the Eco-Business Podcast about her lifelong work to empower communities in Asia’s most dangerous country for environmental defenders.
"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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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?
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