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.
China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell from 2014 to 2016 and might already have peaked, according to a study published today, with structural economic changes allowing Beijing to meet targets earlier than expected.
Like other Asian nations, Indonesia faces the challenge of boosting electricity access while meeting its pledge to cut climate-changing emissions under the Paris Agreement
New fuel from CO2, the source of all fossil fuels, can help to slow climate change. And maybe the carbon dioxide would not need burying for so long.
To meet its emissions-cutting goals, China needs to focus on cleaning up power plants and factories in cities, scientists say
The United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, has called on oil producing countries to make the challenging but necessary transition to renewable energy.
According to a draft report that is the United Nations’ starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change, global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris Agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth.
According to new research pollution reduction targets for 2030 proposed by Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government and its Australian Labor Party opposition will not see Australia contributing its fair share to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.