Climate fund for poor nations vows to drive green Covid recovery

Typhoon Haiyan, the most devastating storm ever to make landfall in all of history, left buildings, homes, and businesses in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines wiped out in its aftermath.... Read more »

Saved by the pandemic?

A steel factory worker in Hung Yen, Vietnam. Huge investments now are needed to decarbonise shipping, aviation and industrial processes such as steelmaking. If we make the right choices... Read more »

Chinese firms struggle to fund renewables projects overseas

Solar farm in China. The mainland’s renewable energy projects are booming domestically, but are lagging abroad, particularly in countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Difficulty in... Read more »

Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. The forest ecosystems services programme is the first national plan that puts a price on carbon and funnels those dollars specifically... Read more »

If the Philippines banned waste imports, why is it still the world’s dumping ground?

Environmentalists renew their plea for the government to ratify the Basel Ban Convention, an international law banning the export of hazardous wastes from developed to developing countries, and to... Read more »

India’s tree planting, conservation push sparks land conflicts

International Atomic Energy Agency officials during a tree planting ceremony at the Tamil Nadu State in India. India’s conservation drive aimed at reducing carbon emissions puts poor villagers and... Read more »

Old batteries can be source of new energy

Electric vehicle in a charging station in Malaysia. Driving an electric-powered vehicle (EV) rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key way to tackle climate change and... Read more »

Food and beverage industry: no plans to totally discard plastic

In December 2019, Mondelēz trialled 100 per cent recyclable paper packaging in one of its products. The global food company said it is made of paper material that does... Read more »

Dam that threatens orangutan habitat is ‘wholly unnecessary’, say conservationists

Only in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia will orangutans be found in their natural habitat. A report commissioned by a group campaigning against the Batang Toru dam in Indonesia says the... Read more »

2020 marks a turning point for nature’s role in climate solutions

Mangrove restorations have been conducted since the 1950s by local communities in southern China. Global biodiversity talks in China this year will highlight nature-based solutions that could meet one-third... Read more »