#sustainable development News

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Illegal fishing by Vietnamese vessels in Indonesian waters has ramped up this year, with locals and fisheries observes blaming a dearth of patrols by Indonesian authorities.
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This year’s wildfires, compounded by a record-breaking heatwave, are leading to a spike in respiratory diseases among mountain communities.
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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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Companies are starting to label their products, from food and drink to cosmetics, to show how their products impact the climate – but will consumers understand?
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#sustainable development Opinion

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The Brazilian general elections are scheduled to be held in October this year. With deforestation in the Amazon increasing and the country's environmental agenda decimated, civil society needs to be mobilised to fight for climate justice.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine is intensifying the economic, social, and geopolitical pressures countries face, casting a shadow on efforts to address the shared challenge of climate change.
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Many Southeast Asian countries are at the intersection of high exposure and low readiness to adapt to the risks brought by global warming. The region needs to move a lot faster on better planning and data collection.
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An equitable, net-zero, nature-positive global economy should be at the heart of efforts. We also need a better metric for assessing progress.
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#sustainable development Videos

Climate spirals
As planetary temperatures reach an all-time high, a climate scientist has designed a new way to show how global temperatures have changed every month since the start of the industrial revolution and 2021.
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EB Studio Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
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The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
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EB Studio Singapore gets through 2 million plastic bags a day. Why do Singaporeans use so many bags, and what will it take to reduce consumption?
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#sustainable development Podcasts

Dr Sylvia Earle podcast
Exclusive Oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle speaks to Eco-Business in this exclusive podcast about the irreversible damage deep sea mining will cause, the link between the oceans and our global climate, and the role that we can all play in 'being at peace' with nature.
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A US$22 billion project involving 12,000 hectares of solar panels and 3,800km of cabling running from Darwin to Singapore might be the most ambitious renewable energy project ever. How will it work? Eco-Business talked to Fraser Thompson of project developer Sun Cable.
COP26 podcast
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
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EB Studio Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
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