With clean energy projects experiencing delays due to the coronavirus, developing economies in the region should scale up local manufacturing and employment, said the Asian Development Bank's energy sector chief.
André Hoffmann –
Covid-19 has spurred unprecedented state intervention, with governments developing and implementing comprehensive recovery strategies. This provides a golden opportunity to entrench environmental protection in our economic systems.
Josef Settele and Sandra Diaz
and Eduardo Brondizio and Peter Daszak –
Economic recovery packages must not amplify the risks of future outbreaks and crises, even though it may be politically expedient at this time to relax environmental standards and prop up industries.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
Medilyn Manibo –
Non-profit groups WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation have released a video containing undercover footage, exposing ivory laundering in Hong Kong and the loopholes in its regulations on smuggled tusks.
In 2016, WWF Netherlands, Metabolic, WWF Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment reviewed over sixty approaches, methodologies, tools, programs and action plans relating to human impacts on …