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 »

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 »

With LNG, the shipping industry could reach its decarbonisation target—but wreck the climate, study finds

The maritime sector has seen a surge of interest in LNG as a shipping fuel as climate concerns and tougher regulations push the industry to tackle its giant carbon... Read more »

Why is climate scepticism so successful in the United States?

A protestor carries a sign about climate denial at a rally in the United States.  Climate skepticism exists in other Western democracies, primarily among right-wing populists, but American Republicans... Read more »

Energy Commission fines TNB RM3.6 mil over electricity bills

Energy Commission says TNB needs to ensure that each user receives the electricity bill on a monthly basis. KUALA LUMPUR: The Energy Commission (ST) said it issued 36 compound... Read more »

Which sustainability solutions are most needed to save Southeast Asia’s cities?

Sunrise in Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia’s most climate-vulnerable cities. The Liveability Challenge seeks to find solutions to the region’s toughest urban sustainability problems. As this year’s edition of... Read more »