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The planned expansion will have catastrophic consequences for forests, peatlands, and communities, warn NGOs. APP says the expansion will not breach its no-deforestation pledge, and is aligned with the new Omnibus Law to boost investment and jobs.
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As climate change impacts get more severe, the urgency of keeping global warming to 1.5C is growing—and the race is on to secure the stronger pledges needed to cut emissions.
A new analysis found that Chinese cities like Handan, Shanghai and Beijing are some of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, with per capita emissions comparable to those of developed countries.
Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
The Commerce Department names 14 firms that it says have ‘enabled Beijing’s campaign of repression’ against Uyghurs.
A new report found that the world’s top 10 fishing nations are spending billions of dollars on harmful fishing subsidies to not only exploit their own domestic waters, but to fish in the high seas and the waters of other nations.
If funded, about 13,000 renewable energy projects proposed in nearly 50 countries could slash emissions and create work, researchers find.
Substantial investment in money and time is needed for algae biofuel to become viable, even on an extended timeline out to mid-century. While big players like Shell and Chevron have abandoned the effort, ExxonMobil continues work.
A plan by luxury goods brand Hermès to open a 50,000-capacity crocodile farm has alarmed animal welfare campaigners who decry the barbarism of a murky trade. Croc farming is inhumane, unnecessary and poses zoonotic disease outbreak risk, they say.
Carbon tariffs are not protectionist trade measures; the goal is to reduce the carbon content of imports. But the trajectory of climate change leaves no room for error in emission-reduction policies.
As Pride month comes around each year, companies add a rainbow-coloured filter to their logos to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. How do we...
The UK official running the UN summit says rich nations must fulfill an unmet promise to provide US$100 billion a year if they are to retain their credibility...
Analysis of data from a list of coal companies worldwide has exposed the extent of international finance for Chinese coal companies.
Recent outcry over deforestation in the city-state has started a conversation about where forests fit in the future of a metropolis that aims to be a ‘city in nature’.
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Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed?
Eco-Business reveals the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific this year—people who have changed businesses and industries for the better, during a pandemic. Who are they and what have they achieved?
How can businesses and society decarbonise while building better cloud solutions? We explore the viable solutions available to help data centre operators fight the rising tide of environmental challenges.
Some corporate sustainability teams have dwindled in recent months as businesses put survival ahead of green ambitions. Others have grown in status, as companies join the dots between environmental and social wellbeing and business resilience. Eco-Business explores how Covid-19 changed the role of the sustainability officer.
From Australian dairy farms to Indian crop insurers, the integration of geospatial data into a host of innovative solutions is helping global agriculture work smarter and more sustainably.
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Can images from space help us achieve greener ways of growing food?
The way we produce food has accelerated climate change, but can sustainable production methods help to reverse it?
Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed?
With data theft and other forms of cyber-crime making regular headlines globally, organisations can’t afford to ignore how they safeguard their digital systems. But cybersecurity remains an overlooked issue in one incredibly fundamental area: sustainable buildings.
Union Bank becomes the second local bank to issue a social bond for small and medium enterprises affected by the pandemic, as ailing economies resort to funding mechanisms to aid Covid-19 recovery.
The American former renewables executive described as an 'eternal optimist' by colleagues died age 41. The Singapore-based startup he founded in 2018 is to continue operations.
Indonesia's potential to generate energy from the earth's crust could solve its power problems and fire its ailing economy. But the country needs to do more to lure investors.
Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes an immediate ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming.
Public-private partnerships for social good
There is a growing trend in Asia of governments and the private sector coming together to address social needs, and CAPS' latest study spotlights these "public-private partnerships for social good." With 88% of top business leaders in Asia believing such partnerships will become even more common...
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