Research / Carbon & Climate

Ocean of Solutions: Protecting biodiversity in the blue economy
Marine biodiversity is in a monumental crisis. Despite more attention to understand the impacts of anthropogenic-driven climate change on land and marine biodiversity in recent years, the effects of climate …
The value of biodiversity for Asia's megacities
Asia’s urban populations have grown significantly over the past three decades as people flock to cities, in search for jobs. A 2019 study by the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum found that most of the region’s population, over 2.3 billion people,...
2022 Asia Electric Report
In the midst of growing populations and electricity demand, the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and much political, investor and customer pressure to decarbonize, Asia's electricity providers continue to grapple …
Laos leads the Natural Capital Index 2021
The Natural Capital Index aims to measure the Natural Capital of a country. The Natural Capital of a country is the sum of the given physical environment and its climatic …
India's data centre boom: powering sustainable growth
India is one of the emerging markets for data centres in Asia Pacific and could soon be a strong competitor to more mature markets in the region, such as Singapore …
Benefits of aquatic animal welfare for sustainability
The Benefits of Aquatic Animal Welfare for Sustainability is a report primarily addressed to public policy and other relevant stakeholders in the sustainability sector. It is our objective to show …
Accounting for Nature: financing solutions for our planet's natural systems
Time is running out to implement concrete plans capable of reining in a runaway biodiversity crisis. Government ministers and biodiversity experts are expected to begin negotiations in October over a …
The carbon reduction opportunity of moving to the cloud for APAC
A move to the cloud should be a part of any organization's sustainability strategy as a major source of energy use and carbon emissions for enterprises and public sector organizations …
Governing coastal resources: Implications for a sustainable blue economy
The International Resource Panel, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, recently launched its assessment report Governing Coastal Resources: Implications for a Sustainable Blue Economy, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021. …
Building biodiversity – the natural resource management approach
The Co-Chairs of the International Resource Panel hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (Izabella Teixeira, former Environment Ministry of Brazil and Janez Potocnik, former European Commissioner for Environment and …
Nature-based solutions in carbon offsetting
After a decade-long slumber, carbon offsetting is once again entering the mainstream. Driven by net-zero pledges from corporates, government commitments, and consumer demand, green projects that remove or avoid the …
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