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Tipping points: how close is the world to a climate calamity domino effect?

Tipping points: how close is the world to a climate calamity domino effect?

"We have a choice about the speed of sea-level rise." Eco-Business talks to climate scientist Professor Ben Horton about how close the world is to reaching crucial climate tipping points, and what can be done to stop runaway climate change.

Are CFOs effective stewards of corporate sustainability?

Are CFOs effective stewards of corporate sustainability?

Amid the increased prominence of sustainability in policymaking and legislation, there is a huge opportunity for chief finance officers, or CFOs, to take the lead in corporate accountability.

After Russian invasion, gas is no longer a viable 'bridge' fuel for energy transition: report

After Russian invasion, gas is no longer a viable 'bridge' fuel for energy transition: report

As the cost of renewables plummets and the price volatility of fossil gas increases, gas can no longer be relied upon as a lower-emissions bridge fuel, a study finds. But subsidies are keeping gas artificially cheap in some Asian markets.

APRIL appoints Susan Slabbert as interim sustainability head for rayon fibre business

APRIL appoints Susan Slabbert as interim sustainability head for rayon fibre business

The former environmental control officer for a coal plant and mine has been tasked to help the Indonesian pulp and paper maker meet its sustainability commitments, which include achieving net-zero emissions by 2030.

Four ways Southeast Asian journalists are under digital attack

Four ways Southeast Asian journalists are under digital attack

Authoritarian governments have weaponised online tools and platforms to control journalists and stifle freedom of expression.

Wanted: new technology to recycle old mattresses

Wanted: new technology to recycle old mattresses

The pursuit of a good night’s sleep is doing bad things to the environment — judging from the number of used mattresses that end up in landfills. The hunt is on for new and innovative ways to recycle this bulky and hard-to-dispose item.

Singapore women’s rights group Aware elects Ong Soh Chin as president

Singapore women’s rights group Aware elects Ong Soh Chin as president

Communications professional Ong ran unopposed for her first term. She will succeed Margaret Thomas, founding member of Aware, who held the position since 2018.

Credit Suisse joins growing list of banks shunning deep-sea mining

Credit Suisse joins growing list of banks shunning deep-sea mining

Credit Suisse is the sixth major bank to introduce a policy that rules out funding deep-sea extraction. Asian banks have yet to form a policy on deep-sea mining, which is estimated to be worth US$150 trillion in gold deposits alone.

Shipping trade measures real carbon emissions for first time

Shipping trade measures real carbon emissions for first time

One of the hardest industries to decarbonise is deploying a carbon measurement system that could enable a more reliable path to net-zero.

ESG investing in Asia: from niche to mainstream

ESG investing in Asia: from niche to mainstream

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.

Critics question labelling of plastic products as 'eco-friendly' in Earth Day promo

Critics question labelling of plastic products as 'eco-friendly' in Earth Day promo

A Southeast Asian e-commerce company has been called out for marketing disposable, plastic-packaging products as "sustainable" in a sales promotion launched on Earth Day.

Dr Sylvia Earle: Why are we waging war on nature?

Dr Sylvia Earle: Why are we waging war on nature?

[VIDEO] Planet Earth is an ocean planet, declares oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle. And yet, people do not immediately see the connection between the oceans and our global climate.

Deep sea mining: An 'illusion of free goods waiting to be captured'

Deep sea mining: An 'illusion of free goods waiting to be captured'

From overfishing to pollution to the threats of deep sea mining, the oceans are at a dangerous tipping point, says oceanographer and marine biologist Dr Sylvia Earle.

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