The rate of natural forest loss was supposed to decrease between 2014 and 2020. Instead, we continue to lose a forest area the size of the United Kingdom per year, according to a new report released on the eve of a global climate summit in New York.
KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund with over US$80 billion in assets, said it may divest from transnational commodities companies operating in Brazil like Cargill, Bunge, and ADM if they work with producers who contribute to deforestation.
Kingsmill Bond and Angus McCroneJules Kortenhorst –
One of the biggest questions for policymakers, investors, and ordinary citizens is whether the development and adoption of clean-energy technologies will take place slowly or rapidly. There is ample evidence to suggest that it will happen quickly, and that those beholden to fossil fuels will soon be throwing good money after bad.
Esenam Amuzu –
The Trump administration's defunding of sexual and reproductive health services worldwide has underscored developing countries' vulnerability to the whim of donors. Given the importance of sexual and reproductive health to development, governments must take action to ensure adequate funding.
Shin Furuno –
While Japanese and Singapore banks have begun to recognise climate risks as bad for business, policies adopted are far too lenient to meet the targets set by the science, argues Shin Furuno.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions.
Gan Su Xuan –
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation ...