Implementing green strategies like bike lanes and better building codes could bring world cities more than $580 billion in benefits, researchers say
Not enough governments are on track to cut carbon emissions, but private sector could be the saviour if coal, oil and gas subsidies are removed, UN Environment suggests
As the small Pacific island state grapples with the threat of rising sea levels caused by global warming, major fossil fuel companies find themselves in deep water as the country plans to take them to court over their contributions to climate change.
Growing enough greenery to provide cleaner fuel and slow climate change will need a biofuel land grab: a 10 to 30-fold rise in land devoted to green crops.
The governments behind the landmark Kigali Amendment on climate-busting hydro-fluorocarbon refrigerants are taking aim at energy efficiency improvements that could double the benefit of the HFC phasedown from 0.5 to 1.0°C.
In a new report, the IEA explores what these changing dynamics mean for six major oil-producing states and the consequences of a global push to meet climate change goals.
The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement climate goals.
At least US$2.5 trillion annually is needed to achieve the SDGs, but investing in climate and sustainable development projects can be perceived as risky business by traditional investors. Experts at the Responsible Business Forum offer pointers on how to get financiers on board.
Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has rejected the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, claiming renewable energy cannot replace base-load coal power.
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a city on the Philippine island of Palawan, they worried about mosquitoes and monsoon damp - and the high cost of electricity.
The Labor opposition’s shadow assistant minister for climate change and energy has said Australia is in a position to replace thermal coal exports with the export of renewable energy technologies if the parliament can settle an energy policy and end a decade of policy chaos.
The Australian Capital Territory’s Labor led government has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to join the United Nations-backed Powering Past Coal Alliance aimed at rapidly phasing out the fossil fuel considered a major contributor to climate change.
If Asia’s sprawling built environment is going to thrive in a future shaped by climate change, technology will have to help. Here are some of the coolest tech innovations Eco-Business saw during Singapore Green Building Week.
Australia does not need to quit the Paris climate agreement because our commitments are non-binding, and new coal plants can continue to be constructed, according to the resources minister, Matt Canavan.
We should worry more about Indonesia’s burning peatlands than its new coal-fired power plants, which are now being built “green”, an official from the country’s infrastructure investment arm said at an event in Singapore last week.
Pakistan has responded to its energy crisis largely through coal, and the new government can do little to change that, especially because coal-fired power plants are being set up by China.
Researchers have warned the planet urgently needs to transition to a green economy because fossil fuel pollution risks pushing the Earth into a lasting and dangerous “hothouse climate”.
A new government and the first ministry for climate change is giving many hope for #MalaysiaBaharu, a new Malaysia. But for the country to meet its climate goals, it’s high time to axe fuel subsidies, writes Malaysian Youth Delegation’s Mike Campton.
Asia is on the lookout for solutions to pressing challenges like climate change, urbanisation , and pollution. Here’s why Singapore’s upcoming CleanEnviro Summit will help meet this demand for sustainability technology and knowledge.