The European Union Sustainable Finance Taxonomy is a new framework for what qualifies as a green investment. The framework positions the EU as a world leader in sustainable finance. So what could this mean for the Asia Pacific region?
The ongoing cultivation of Indonesia's carbon-rich peatlands and a regulation that rolled back their protection, means there may be no end to the region's annual haze outbreaks that choke much of Southeast Asia, a report by a coalition of local and international NGOs claims.
Elaine Pearson and Louise Chappell –
As the year comes to a close, we reflect on the key human rights issues that defined 2019, from China's repression of Muslim Uyghurs to louder calls for climate justice.
Tony Walker –
Global unrest might just escalate next year as the global economy slows down and governments fail to tackle the root causes of discontent that have swept societies into mass protests against inequality and climate inaction.
Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada –
China’s CSR landscape has changed almost as much as its urban skylines over the last decade, but the next ten years should bring even faster progress. China’s people and their leaders are no longer willing to allow companies to ignore their operations' impact on human and environmental welfare.
Although most countries have acknowledged the threat posed by climate change and established targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, the international community still has not made the same level of commitment to environmental conservation. Yet it is our natural ecosystems that will save us from catastrophe—if we let them.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Zafirah Zein –
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
Tim Daubach and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
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 ...