A business engagement campaign led by NGO People's Movement to Stop Haze aims to convert all of the city-state's palm oil users to the sustainable variety. It won't be easy, with palm oil's poor image and the perceived high cost of green palm among numerous obstacles.
The country would also have to stop burning coal by 2048 in order to contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to new analysis by a Jakarta-based think tank.
After months of deliberation, Eco-Business has compiled a list of the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific—people who are changing their businesses and industries for the better. They are, the Eco-Business A-List…
The green group has had its licence to work with Indonesia's environment ministry on nature park conservation terminated. Its support of West Papua's declaration to conserve its forests could be a factor. Should other foreign-based NGOs be worried about their future in the climate-critical archipelago?
Darren Toh –
To combat the fires in Indonesia and worsening haze, a Singaporean-based blockchain development company has launched the Global Ledger initiative to develop a coordinated regional and global response to such catastrophes.
Sakinah Ummu Haniy
and Hidayah Hamzah, Mirzha Hanifah –
According to data displayed on Global Forest Watch Fires, there have been 66,000 fire alerts in Indonesia from January through the end of September. While this is much lower than fire levels in 2015, it far exceeds those in the past three years.
Ginny Ng –
As satellite technology becomes more sophisticated, palm oil industry players have increasingly been using it to identify deforestation non-compliance. But high resolution images should not be the only basis for effectively gathering data from satellites, argues Wilmar International's Ginny Ng.
The slippery question of whether to ban the controversial commodity, or work with the producers. Here's why the latter makes more sense, writes Ekaterina Bessonova of the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine our efforts towards a more equal, sustainable future.