In Philippines’ bid to abandon plastic, incentives are needed, experts say

In February this year, hundreds of volunteers participated in a coastal cleanup of Manila Bay, where 45.59 tonnes of garbage were collected.  The waste sector in the Philippines has... Read more »

Pursuit of profit won’t solve climate crisis

Children in Chư Păh District, Gialai province, Vietnam smile and give peace signs. A new book highlights that tackling climate change requires changing capitalist economic structure and enabling people... Read more »

Do Smallholders hold the key to sustainable palm oil?

Suharynanto, head of smallholder cooperative KUD Karya Makmur, oversees the planting of palm oil seedlings to kickstart a new growing cycle. Palm oil smallholders play an increasing role in... Read more »

UN food body elects first Chinese head as climate crisis worsens

Qu Dongyu of China was elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 23 June. His term, as he succeeds Brazil’s José Graziano... Read more »

This Startup is Making Plastic Green

Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. Estimates say more than eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean... Read more »

Local communities are not just climate victims

A woman from the small farming community in Nepal’s Rupandehi District. “Poor and vulnerable” is a common refrain in climate change stories. It’s a phrase used with good reason,... Read more »

A vegan meat revolution is coming to global fast food chains – and it could help save the planet

Meat-free substitutes such as the Impossible Burger patty, which tastes close to the original meat burger, have entered the fast food market and are changing the game of what... Read more »

Are waste-to-energy plants bad investments in the Philippines?

The Payatas Landfill is the only waste disposal facility in Quezon City, Philippines. The city is one of the country’s biggest waste generators, producing an average of 2,800 metric... Read more »

Warnings over new law to protect workers in Thai fishing industry

Fishing boats at a harbour in Chonburi, Thailand. A London-based rights group said poor regulation of Thailand’s fishing industry has led to the collapse of Thai fish stocks. Forced... Read more »

Plants are working hard to keep pace with increasing carbon dioxide

Flora and fauna of Borneo’s rainforest. Using computer models, researchers found that elevated carbon dioxide levels drive increase in leaf area of plants in the tropics. Thanks to human actions,... Read more »