Interviews, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Policy & Regulation, Singapore
September 21, 2023

Asia-Pacific under pressure to adopt ESG disclosure rules

As western markets face stringent sustainability obligations, their supply chain producers in...
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Deforestation Amazon region in Brazil
Argentina, Brazil, EU, Paraguay, Uruguay
September 18, 2023

EU-Mercosur trade deal in peril over sustainability standards

Europe’s demand for stricter sustainability requirements in a stalled trade agreement with...
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September 14, 2023

Tougher action against greenwashing expected from Australian competition commission

With claims of alleged greenwashing on the rise, the competition watchdog has...
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Vestas wind turbine
China, Energy, EU
September 12, 2023

EU wind industry struggles as China gatecrashes the market

Chinese wind turbine manufacturers are starting to win orders in the EU...
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September 12, 2023

Indonesia’s carbon exchange launch may face further delay

If Indonesia misses a September deadline to unveil its first carbon exchange...
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Energy, Japan
September 6, 2023

Wind power projects halted as unintended consequences for nature emerge

Governments favour wind power as a clean alternative to fossil fuels, but...
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July 12, 2023

How foreign investors are forcing Japan to act on ESG

Foreign investor engagement with Japanese company boards is bringing climate and ESG issues to the fore. Yet, some analysts suggest that for many Japanese companies, ESG is still more of...
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Lithiun mining in Australia
Australia, US
June 15, 2023

Australian firms eye huge US backing following critical materials deal

The critical minerals agreement signed between the US and Australia paves the way for Washington’s clean technology standards to play a bigger role across the Indo-Pacific. On the sidelines of...
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June 8, 2023

Australia’s financial regulator calls out complacency in ESG reporting

The chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission says the practice of “greenhushing” – or not reporting ESG – is “just another form of greenwashing”. The Australian Securities and...
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June 7, 2023

India’s high-emitting sectors fear EU CBAM will prove protectionist

The Indian government continues to engage with the EU about the bloc’s carbon border adjustment mechanism. Indian exporters who believe the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism acts as a trade...
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June 6, 2023

Legal challenges likely over carbon offset schemes vs indigenous rights

A lawsuit in the Colombian Constitutional Court is set to determine how indigenous rights should be protected under the country’s voluntary carbon market, with potential repercussions for other jurisdictions. Litigation...
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