Climate Change Hits Asia Hardest

Jim Conca

McKinsey&Company's Climate risk in Asia report indicates that Asia gets hit hardest by climate change, which shouldn’t be surprising.

Asia 268

Asia's central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change

GreenBiz

Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives. Finance & Investing Risk

Asia 377
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Asia's energy crunch signals volatile path for clean-power transition

Eco-Business

An acute energy supply squeeze in China and India has pushed up global coal and liquefied natural gas prices this week, signalling how volatile Asia's energy transition is likely to be over the next few decades

Asia 119

Is Asia's fossil gas push a bridge to nowhere?

Eco-Business

Realising it’s now or never, the global gas industry is making a determined push to develop infrastructure across Asia as climate targets tighten and renewables become more competitive

Asia 124

Southeast Asia PR industry launches working group to curb greenwashing

Eco-Business

An industry body for the public relations industry in Southeast Asia has launched an initiative to address greenwashing

Asia 124

Southeast Asia pins hopes on carbon capture to cut emissions

Eco-Business

Carbon capture is seen as essential if energy-hungry Southeast Asia is to reach climate goals. But critics maintain that the technology remains unproven and may never deliver the deep emissions reductions needed

Asia 124

Energy efficiency: Southeast Asia's decarbonisation quick fix?

Eco-Business

[VIDEO] Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition

Asia 123

Home Delivery Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Returning on 9-10 September 2020 to Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, Home Delivery Asia is Asia's leading retail logistics event

Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference

Eco-Business

Asia's Leading Integrated Energy Transformation Event

Asia 78

BlackRock appoints sustainable investment heads for Asia Pacific

Eco-Business

Investment management giant BlackRock has appointed two executives to run its sustainable investment arm for Asia Pacific

Asia 124

Tackling Asia’s plastic pollution

Eco-Business

Asian governments must now enact and properly implement policies and regulations that will help to scale up grassroots initiatives and hold plastics producers accountable for addressing the plastic pollution crisis

Asia 123

Asia Green Fund’s Bo Bai: Cleantech investing opens the door to impact investing in China

Impact Alpha

The post Asia Green Fund’s Bo Bai: Cleantech investing opens the door to impact investing in China appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Asia China Climate and Clean TechImpactAlpha, July 7 – Chinese investors are moving capital into cleantech and low carbon funds.

Asia 87

Energy & Power Key Takeaways – Cleantech Forum Asia

CleanTech Group

For three days, Cleantech Forum Asia hosted local, regional and international players in the energy sector. Here are some key takeaways from the. Cleantech Forums Cleantech Insights Energy & Power

Asia 65

FMC Corporation appoints Shahid Saleem as first Asia Pacific sustainability head

Eco-Business

Agricultural chemicals firm FMC Corporation has appointed its first head of business sustainability in Asia Pacific

Temasek’s ABC World Asia backs Vietnamese oral health provider Kim Dental

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 4 — Singapore-based private equity impact fund ABC World Asia, launched by Temasek in 2019, led a $24 million financing round. The post Temasek’s ABC World Asia backs Vietnamese oral health provider Kim Dental appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Asia 97

Forest loss in Southeast Asia accelerates at ‘shocking’ pace: Report

Eco-Business

A new study reveals that mountain forest loss in Southeast Asia is accelerating at an unprecedented rate: approximately 189,000 square kilometers of highland forest was converted to cropland during the first two decades of this century

Asia 124

Agriculture & Food Key Takeaways – Cleantech Forum Asia

CleanTech Group

At Cleantech Forum Asia we highlighted Agriculture & Food in two key sessions on our agenda. In the first session we looked at. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Cleantech Insurance

Building and funding Asia's infrastructure for a climate-resilient tomorrow

Eco-Business

Fuelled by rapid urbanisation and population growth, Asia is facing a growing infrastructure deficit. Thomas Walenta, senior investment officer from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) speaks to Eco-Business about plugging the gap

Electric Vehicles Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Powering the Next Wave of Electric Vehicles in Asia

Sustainable business certifier B Corp is launching in Southeast Asia

Eco-Business

The certification scheme for businesses with a conscience wants to grow stakeholder capitalism in Southeast Asia. B Lab is aiming to certify 100 businesses across the region by 2025

Asia 124

East Asia firmly established as attractive investment destination for renewables

Eco-Business

Renewables are gaining ground in East Asia as governments pledge to cut carbon and clean energy costs fall. But unless world leaders step up their efforts this year, financial hurdles could undermine commitments made, warns a new analysis

Asia 124

MOVE Asia 2020

Eco-Business

The world's most important event is coming to Asia! We are bringing together thousands of Asia's mobility stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration

Asia 78

The end is in sight for coal as pressure builds on Asia to squeeze pipeline

Eco-Business

The pressure is now on Asia to end coal for good There has been a 76 per cent reduction in proposed coal power since 2015, according to a new report, bringing the end of new coal construction into sight.

Asia Pacific Rail 2020

Eco-Business

Bringing together rail professionals for over 21 years, Asia Pacific Rail is one of Asia's premier railway industry events.

Asia 78

MOVE Asia 2020

Eco-Business

The world's most important event is coming to Asia! We are bringing together thousands of Asia's mobility stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration

Asia 78

NZ investment firm eyes Asia's decarbonisation opportunity with Singapore renewables launch

Eco-Business

n Energy will focus on greenfield renewable energy projects in Asia. Backed by Wellington-based investment company Infratil, Gur?n The firm is being helmed by former Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk

Asia 124

Asia's cities are worst hit in a warming world

Eco-Business

Climate change, water shortage and pollution are worst for Asia’s cities, researchers say. The rest of us have a lucky escape

Asia 107

Singapore contraption aims to clean up Asia's plastic-polluted rivers

Eco-Business

A Singapore-based copmany is launching a river clean-up system that is designed to clean up some of the dirtiest rivers in Asia

Asia 124

Asia to drive rapid rise in carbon emissions this year

Eco-Business

As developing Asia emerges from last year's economic downturn, it is set to be the driving force behind the second-steepest annual increase in carbon emissions in history, predicts a new IEA report

Asia 122

Southeast Asia's first lithium battery recycling plant opens in Singapore

Eco-Business

The plant's operator, Tes-Amm, may look to open other facilities in Southeast Asia, the world's dumping ground for e-waste The new facility opens ahead of the introduction of a producer responsibility scheme for e-waste in Singapore.

Lithium Deal Could Signal An End To The China-Australia Trade War

Forbes Green Tech

Asia /asia Asia /asia Business /business Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech asia BusinessNew mining deals and a political event indicate that the China-Australia trade war could be drawing to a close.

Asia 77

Urban Land Institute names Khoo Teng Chye as Asia Pacific chair

Eco-Business

The previous executive director for Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities will lead ULI’s efforts in decarbonisation, education and housing attainability in the Asia Pacific region

The rise of Asia's urban farmers

Eco-Business

Meet the urban farmers of Asia—a former construction engineer, a cricket farmer, and a business graduate who wants to take vertical farming to outer space

Asia 124

Renewable Energy Markets Asia

Eco-Business

The inaugural Renewable Energy Markets (REM) Asia conference is a unique all-day conference that will bring together leading industry players throughout the global renewable energy markets to meet, network, learn, and plan for the future of the Asia Pacific region

Asia 78

What's holding sustainable finance back in Asia?

Eco-Business

As the Eco-Business event Unlocking Capital for Sustainability approaches, we asked some key speakers about the obstacles holding sustainable finance industry back in Asia The world will needs US$11.5 trillion to achieve the SDGs.

Asia 124

Next Leaders’ Asia Summit 2019

Eco-Business

Next Leader's Asia Summit 2019

Asia 60

Asia's largest organic rooftop farm can grow 20 tons of food annually

Inhabitat - Innovation

Organic urban agriculture, renewable energy and beautiful landscaping come together at the Thammasat University Rooftop Farm (TURF), Asia's largest organic rooftop farm that spans 236,806 square feet. Bangkok-based landscape architecture and urban design firm LANDPROCESS designed the productive landscape in response to both the Thai capital's sprawling urbanization and rising food and water scarcity concerns amid the climate crisis

How tourism fuels Southeast Asia’s wildlife trade

Eco-Business

Tour operators and guides encourage visitors to buy illegal ivory, tiger "glue" and other products

Asia 124

Rising seas could cost Asia's biggest cities US$724 billion by 2030

Eco-Business

Rising sea-levels could inflict US$724 billion in economic damage to seven of Asia's major cities this decade, a report by environmental campaigners Greenpeace has cautioned

Asia 124

Asia must pivot to clean energy to give global climate action a chance — distributed renewables is the best way

Eco-Business

Many project that the center of gravity of the world economy will keeping shifting towards Asia in the 21st century. Such an economic shift will have significant implications for people, countries and businesses around the world. This is already happening

Asia 119

India can stop palm oil deforestation in Southeast Asia

Eco-Business

As the biggest consumer of palm oil, India can take a lead in demanding ethical production that can stop deforestation in Southeast Asia and reduce air pollution

Ethics 124

RCEP: What’s in it for Asia and the Pacific?

Eco-Business

It will be an important stepping stone toward an open, integrated economic system in Asia and the Pacific RCEP is the largest free trade agreement in history, involving about 30 per cent of global GDP and the world's population.

Asia 124

Innobuild (IB) Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Innobuild (IB) Asia is the region's unique marketplace showcasing the latest construction materials, tools and technologies that helps to improve the productivity and resource efficiency during the construction of commercial, industrial, residential, hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare facilities.

Asia 78