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Beginning this year, the Singapore Green Building Council takes over a key green building certification scheme for professionals and an enhanced role in assessing buildings on their sustainability impact as the sector becomes a strategic focus for the city-state.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/10-years-in-industry-takes-the-lead-in-advancing-green-buildings-in-singapore/

China’s top planning agency has said the country approved its first batch of subsidy-free wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 20.76 gigawatts (GW).

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61085/china-approves-21gw-of-subsidy-free-solar-wind-power-projects/

According to new research just published sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century, if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61074/unabated-climate-change-means-two-metre-sea-level-rise-by-2100/

More businesses are recognizing the reality of our changing climate. As of May, 553 companies collectively representing more than a $10 trillion market cap have committed to adopting emissions-reduction targets. These targets are in line with what the science says is necessary for preventing the worst impacts of climate change.

Read more: https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/05/3-ways-businesses-can-lead-transition-low-carbon-economy

JAKARTA — Environmental activists in Indonesia have denounced a recent call by the government to keep data about oil palm plantations out of the public’s reach.

Read more: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/05/indonesia-calls-on-palm-oil-industry-obscured-by-secrecy-to-remain-opaque/

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, concluding a week-long visit to the South Pacific, has called on the world’s decision-makers to make “enlightened” choices on climate action because “the whole planet” is at stake. 

Read more: http://econews.com.au/61064/un-world-leaders-need-enlightened-self-interest-to-save-planet-from-climate-change/