#resilience News

malaysia flooding mentakab aerial 20 dec
A once-in-a-century downpour has killed 48 and displaced 68,000 people. Both weather patterns and inadequate flood response may have played a part.
rainforest in Lake Sentarum National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Allowing forests to reestablish themselves is increasingly being recognised as a more cost-effective strategy for meeting ambitious forest restoration targets.
plant with wheat stem rust disease
Rising temperatures could mean fewer crop pests in the tropics, but yields will still suffer, say researchers.
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In the wake of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's final State of the Nation address, Eco-Business reviews his government's wins and losses in the climate and energy sectors over his last five years in power.
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#resilience Opinion

gaps in global deal for nature
Although the biodiversity crisis is intimately linked to the climate one, the financing to address it is woefully inadequate. With a new global biodiversity plan now in the works, the world has an opportunity – and a duty – to start making up for lost time.
lab grown chicken
Singapore is the first country in the world to approve cell-based meat, but that’s just one of the five reasons why the city-state is well-positioned to provide an enabling environment for food tech innovators to thrive.
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In 2020, Fortune 500 companies hired more chief sustainability officers than in the previous three years combined. What makes a good CSO and why are CSOs becoming indispensable to businesses?
Top down view of Hong Kong's streets at night
New guidelines from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority suggest that climate risk assessment will be a wide-ranging exercise.
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#resilience Videos

Juice Media parody ad mocking government inaction on climate change
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.
toto in Varanasi
With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
A view of Orchard Road, Singapore
Sponsored About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
Achim Steiner talking at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. Image UNDP Asia Pacific
The IPCC's climate warning is an opportunity for the business world to show leadership, said UNDP's Achim Steiner in the opening speech at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore.
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#resilience Podcasts

Filipino commuters during Covid. Image: Commuters of Metro Manila
Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
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