The firm can't just dictate drivers to go electric, says Sean Gabriel Villoria, who is leading a push for more islands across the Philippines to adopt the use of electric-powered tricycles. It also needs to help raise their incomes.
Trying to collect and recycle the palm-sized packets has not worked for Indonesia, said the co-founder and director of Alner. The start-up wants to collaborate with large corporations such as Unilever to push for a “reuse-and-refill” model.
Dr Rozzeta Dolah faces high barriers in her journey towards producing sustainable aviation fuel, but these challenges have spurred her to commercialise climate-friendly solutions to support Malaysia's decarbonisation push.
Asia is the ideal insect farming hub, says the chief technology officer of insect farming start-up FlyFeed, which recently announced that it will build its first farm in Vietnam this year.
Asian business groups, with few exceptions, have highly opaque corporate governance. Effective policy interventions are needed to ensure that competition and innovation among corporations are encouraged, and not limited.
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At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.
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.