#fossil fuels News

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Philippine Central Bank governor Benjamin Diokno downplays local banks still underwriting and selling bonds for coal developers despite public declarations to stop funding the fossil fuel.
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Carbon-locking peat is being depleted for use as fuel and to convert land for agriculture and roads. A lack of research means experts are unsure how quickly this is happening.
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In less than a year, India has faced its second coal sector crisis that has led to nationwide power supply issues.
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Over the past decade, Japan and South Korea have increasingly turned to burning wood pellets for energy, leaning on a UN loophole that dubs biomass burning as carbon neutral.
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#fossil fuels Opinion

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The world's imperfect responses to climate change, biodiversity loss, the Covid-19 pandemic, rising energy and food costs, and war reveal international systems in dire need of redesign.
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The net-zero transition requires the rapid development at scale of new technologies, energy-efficient infrastructure, and carbon capture and storage. A carbon price, together with the elimination of fossil-fuel subsidies, would give investors powerful incentives to finance these and other imperatives.
climate change equals more climate refugees
While providing details of the threats facing humanity on a heating planet, the IPCC has failed once again to recognise the centrality of migration. Movement of people is already a key consequence of the climate crisis but could be a part of the solution.
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The building of a 300-megawatt coal plant in Balochistan casts doubt over high-profile pledges to retreat from the fossil fuel made by Pakistan and China, which is funding the project.
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#fossil fuels Videos

System change not climate change
Pension funds are some of the world's largest investors—holding trillions in assets—billions of which are pumped into fossil fuel companies like Shell, BP, and Total.
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In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
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EB Studio About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
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Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
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#fossil fuels Podcasts

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The Philippines has ended new coal development as it pursues a low-carbon future. Don Paulino of non-profit Philippine Energy Independence Council and boss of Shell's exploration arm, argues why natural gas should remain in the energy mix.
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Exclusive The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director in Singapore about what this means for investors, and how companies are responding to increased ESG pressure.
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Fossil fuels, tobacco, weapons—our banks could be spending our money on things we don't want them to. Eco-Business talks to finance expert Mayur Singh about why consumers in Asia should asking banks how they spend their money.
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EB Studio [The EB Podcast] In this concluding episode of the Let’s Write the Future series, we explore how the rise of renewable energy, the electrification of transport and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are changing our lives, cities, and the world.
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