After decades of pressure from environmental groups, the Asian Development Bank said it would 'no longer finance new coal-fired capacity'. But activists charge that its new policy will pave the way for fossil gas development.
Trang Chu Minh –
Increased government and corporate accountability, including the full implementation of the EPR law and more investment into upcycling innovations, are equally critical to create a more sustainable waste management ecosystem in Singapore.
Jacob Duer –
Plastic may have helped to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the Covid-19 crisis threatens to stall progress made in tackling plastic pollution, writes Jacob Duer of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
The amount of plastic entering the ocean is projected to grow four-fold by 2050. Transformative changes, including moving away from single-use towards re-useable packaging, are needed to save our oceans, say Vincent Kneefel and John Duncan.
Robin Hicks –
After China banned waste imports, Malaysia has taken up the slack with worrying consequences, a Greenpeace investigation has found. Much of Malaysia's imported trash—most of which comes from the US, UK and Japan—is not recycled, but dumped or burned.
The global fight against climate change is gradually gaining momentum, with countries like Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, and the EU reaffirming commitment to the Paris Agreement, and more than 80 mayors in …
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 …