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.

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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

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AgFunder launches impact fund for Asia agrifood tech startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 11 – San Francisco-based venture capital firm AgFunder launched its GROW accelerator in Singapore last year to support Asia’s agrifood tech ecosystem. The post AgFunder launches impact fund for Asia agrifood tech startups appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Japan – Asia’s Biggest Energy Market Opportunity in 2019?

CleanTech Group

Asia Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Geographical Insights Energy Transformation Japan's Energy LandscapeOne of the largest economies in the world and the fourth largest consumer of electricity, Japan has long been a recognized leader in energy technology development. The 2011 earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima nuclear accident triggered a major overhaul of the energy market in Japan. As a result, local and foreign innovators are now looking […].

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South Asia could see 40 million climate migrants by 2030

Eco-Business

Tens of millions of people are migrating in South Asia due to disasters brought on by climate change, and the number could rise three-fold in 30 years unless countries take strong measures to mitigate the worst effects of global warming

Banks in Southeast Asia lack recognition of deforestation and biodiversity risks

Eco-Business

While banks in Southeast Asia have made some progress on sustainable finance, their portfolios are still vulnerable to deforestation and biodiversity risks, a report from WWF has found

Automakers Seek To Integrate—And Localize—Battery Production

Forbes Green Tech

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Electric Vehicles Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Powering the Next Wave of Electric Vehicles in Asia

Four things Asia’s energy sector must do in 2021 to meet climate goals

Eco-Business

Renewables could spur the post-pandemic recovery in Asia. But as this year’s climate change conference approaches, the region's energy planners have a lot of catching up to do

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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

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Four things Asia’s energy sector must do in 2021 to meet climate goals

Eco-Business

Renewables could spur the post-pandemic recovery in Asia. But as this year’s climate change conference approaches, the region's energy planners have a lot of catching up to do

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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

Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference

Eco-Business

Asia's Leading Integrated Energy Transformation Event

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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

Green Monday raises $70 million to ramp up alt-protein in Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 23 – Hong Kong-based Green Monday is making multiple bets on Asia’s shift to a plant-based diet. Green Monday is “one of the first movers in Asia within the rapidly growing global plant-based. paywall Asia Dealflow Food Tech

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Quadria secures IFC investment for second Asia healthcare fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 28 – Five years after closing its first, $300 million healthcare fund, Singapore-based Quadria Capital is looking to raise up to $500 million for a second fund targeting growth-stage healthcare firms in Asia expanding access and filling service gaps. Quadria, an impact-focused firm, doesn’t always directly target the base of Asia’s economic pyramid. But The post Quadria secures IFC investment for second Asia healthcare fund appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Elon Musk’s Economics 101 Course For Japan

Forbes Green Tech

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Next Leaders’ Asia Summit 2019

Eco-Business

Next Leader's Asia Summit 2019

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Aavishkaar scores $37 million for expansion in Asia and Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 26 – India-based impact investor Aavishkaar has more than $1 billion in assets under management and three open funds in India, Southeast Asia and Africa. To fuel Aavishkaar’s growth, Dutch development bank FMO stepped in as an equity investor, taking a 10% stake The post Aavishkaar scores $37 million for expansion in Asia and Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. paywall Africa Smarter Money Industry News Asia Dealflow India

Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for blended finance

Impact Alpha

23 – The Asia-Pacific region has seen enormous economic growth in the last few decades, which has lifted hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty. The work is The post Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for blended finance appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Asia Innovative Finance Catalytic Capital Impact VoicesImpactAlpha, Jan. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), from 2002 to 2015 the region saw a fourfold decline from 1.11

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Banks responsible for continuing deforestation in Southeast Asia

Eco-Business

Forest-risk companies in Southeast Asia tend to rely almost entirely on debt financing. In view of this leverage, banks can be deemed directly accountable for deforestation and related offences committed by their borrowers

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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.

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Will Asia dine on plant-based eggs?

Eco-Business

A Singapore-based firm has just hatched a new plant-based egg product. Will consumers pay more for plant-based eggs, even if they are healthier and less harmful to the planet? The Eco-Business Podcast asked Vinita Choolani of Float Foods

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Energy storage plant set for southeast Asia

Renewable Energy World

Finnish energy technology group Wärtsilä has signed an EPC contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in southeast Asia. Strategic Development News Energy Storage Asia Grid Scale

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Smart Grids & Microgrids Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Creating Intelligent Power Grids in Asia

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

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Moving beyond net zero: How Asia can exhibit climate leadership

Eco-Business

We've just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. If governments want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, they must address a fundamental issue: plans to expand oil and gas extraction

Covid-hit Hilton Worldwide retrenches Asia Pacific sustainability head

Eco-Business

Hilton Worldwide, one of the world's biggest hotel chains, has parted ways with its Asia Pacific head of sustainability as the company responds to the brutal impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the hospitality industry

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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. Attended by movers and shakers of Asia's rail sector, the event will feature 9 theatres, covering exciting developments in rail freight, mainlines, high-speed rail and metros

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US-dominated Covid funding: What does this mean for developing Asia?

Eco-Business

Does this pose a threat to poorer countries in Asia In the Covid-19 vaccine race, US-based funders like the Gates Foundation have contributed the bulk of the US$2.5 billion for vaccine development.

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Greenpeace East Asia head Jamie Choi joins energy transition non-profit Tara

Eco-Business

The Korean joins a non-profit on a mission to accelerate the shift to clean energy transition in Asia

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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

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Will 'palatable and nutritious' insect-based pet food take off in Asia?

Eco-Business

At least two European start-ups are venturing into Asia, and a Singapore-headquartered firm is looking to launch Southeast Asia’s first insect-based dog food brand in the fourth quarter of this year

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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

UNEP Southeast Asia plastics lead Maggie Lee returns to WWF

Eco-Business

The former Procter & Gamble executive takes on a role as WWF's APAC lead for global seafood traceability based in Bangkok

Will Southeast Asia warm to climate-friendly cooling?

Eco-Business

[PODCAST] Air-conditioning is in hot demand in Southeast Asia, but the energy-guzzling technology exacerbates climate change. Eco-Business asked Professor James Trevelyan how the region can stay cool without cooking the planet

Could a plastic tax be coming to Asia?

Eco-Business

Recycling sector expert Antoine Grange says a tax on plastic — like one rolling out in the EU this month — would have an immediate effect in increasing the volume of recycled material used by brand owners

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

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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.

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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

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