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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Fashion for Good looks to increase investment in Asia

GreenBiz

The respected Dutch nonprofit is behind two initiatives to create a less exploitative and more sustainable model for Asia’s textile and garment industries

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5 powerful examples of clean energy transitions in Asia

GreenBiz

The diverse continent accounts for more than one third of the world's energy use. What can support the rise of renewables there

Asia 341

Global warming could threaten Southeast Asia's mass flowering forests: study

Eco-Business

Synchronous mass flowering is one of the most spectacular but least-understood phenomena in Southeast Asia’s tropical rainforests

SwipeRx raises $27 million to digitalize pharmacies in Southeast Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 25 — Singapore-based SwipeRx (formerly mClinica) has raised $27 million to build digital tools for pharmacies in Southeast Asia. The post SwipeRx raises $27 million to digitalize pharmacies in Southeast Asia appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Putting a floor under Asia's sinking cities

Eco-Business

Rising sea levels will affect many Asian countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia. There needs to be fresh approaches and policies to manage what is termed a 'super wicked problem

Asia 124

Floods in Asia are costing US$30 billion a year

Eco-Business

Asia has suffered the biggest economic losses to floods in recent times, according to data that shows damage from climate calamities growing by 5-7 per cent a year globally. Asia is also the least insured, despite being flood-prone

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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

Asia 375

Will green parties rise in Southeast Asia?

Eco-Business

Southeast Asia may eventually see the rise of its own green movement Greens often prosper in federal systems, in countries with service-based economies, and in situations where environmental issues are part of mainstream political debates.

Asia 122

Is Asia high on hydrogen?

Eco-Business

Bets are on bringing it into the energy mix in Asia, despite it lacking commercial viability Green hydrogen was one of the hottest topics that dominated regional energy dialogues this week.

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Asia’s neglected bears buckle as giant pandas hog conservation spotlight

Eco-Business

Asia is home to five bear species: giant pandas, Asian black bears, sun bears, sloth bears and brown bears. Yet Giant pandas garner far more attention than the four other species

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Qoala secures $65 million to make insurance affordable and accessible in Southeast Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 16 — Insurance penetration in Southeast Asia lags the global average. The post Qoala secures $65 million to make insurance affordable and accessible in Southeast Asia appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Asia Dealflow Financial Inclusion Impact Tech

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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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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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Asia Pulp & Paper eyes 2060 net-zero emissions target

Eco-Business

The firm aims to rein in its carbon footprint in line with the Indonesian government's own net-zero target. Environmentalists fret that a plan to triple production and continued operation on peatlands contradict APP's decarbonisation goals

Asia 124

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

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B Corp movement gains momentum in Asia as record number of companies certified

Eco-Business

The number of B Corps — or beneficial corporations — in Asia is rising dramatically this year. China and Taiwan are currently the region's biggest markets for firms that meet the most rigorous environmental and social standards

Asia 124

Mind the ESG skills gap: Asia's workforce is greening too slowly

Eco-Business

In Asia Pacific, hiring for sustainability-related jobs is growing, but so is the talent gap. The shift to a greener workforce is unequal too. Globally, more men than women are moving into green jobs

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Chinese dragon will front Asia’s green finance transition: China watchers

Eco-Business

But entrenched interests driving investments in heavily polluting assets in Asia can complicate the picture A common green taxonomy with the European Union and strict disclosure rules will bring China closer to international standards.

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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

'Misguided': Asia Pacific energy leaders think emissions are falling at a time of record global warming

Eco-Business

Most believe that emissions have dropped since 2005 — when they have grown by 50 per cent, according to a survey conducted at the recently-concluded Asia Pacific Energy Week.

Electric Vehicles Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Powering the Next Wave of Electric Vehicles in Asia

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

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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.

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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

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

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 Pacific may take till 2065 to achieve 2030 sustainable development targets

Eco-Business

Southeast Asia and the Pacific are particularly lagging Covid-19 and the continued regression on climate action and resource use have caused the biggest slowdown in pace since the targets were set in 2015.

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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.

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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

Asia 78

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

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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

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Europe ditching Russia gas could price out emerging Asia buyers, spur renewables

Eco-Business

Asia is likely to feel the sharp end of the scrum for coal and gas as Europe shuns Russian supply The Ukraine conflict will test the resilience of economies transitioning away from fossil fuels.

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.

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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

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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

ESG investing in Asia: from niche to mainstream

Eco-Business

Samuel Rhee, chief investment officer for digital wealth advisor Endowus speaks to Eco-Business about ESG investment trends, its pitfalls and the financial gains to be made

Asia 124

Asia’s coastal cities ‘sinking faster than sea level-rise’

Eco-Business

Around 59 million people in the cities of Manila, Tianjin, Chittagong, and Karachi all face flood risks

Do young advertising and PR executives in Asia mind working for big polluters?

Eco-Business

But how pervasive are these views elsewhere in Asia's creative community A survey of advertising and PR executives in Australia finds genuine discomfort among young people asked to create campaigns for dirty energy brands.

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Former RSPO CEO Beverley Postma appointed to lead Grow Asia

Eco-Business

Grow Asia, a non-profit that pushes for a more sustainable food system in Southeast Asia, has appointed Beverley Postma as interim executive director

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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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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