India News

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Financial help for irreversible climate damage was a key sticking point at the latest UN climate talks, with anger from developing nations growing.
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Mining regions that lean on coal for revenue will be severely hit if work on a post-coal economy starts now, says new research, calling for more spending on renewable energy.
Silver line of pandemic, brought mental health into greater focus.
The pandemic exacerbated a global mental health crisis. But taboo, ignorance and a lack of metrics remain barriers to tackling the biggest health burden of the decade, said experts at a conference for social investors.
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As Western philanthropic organisations are prone to misallocating capital due to lack of local knowledge, it is time for Asian investors to "step up" to fill post-pandemic funding gaps, says Asian Venture Philanthropy Network chief.
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India Opinion

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What does workplace inclusion mean to companies in Asia? Genuine inclusion means more than single issues like gender, race or age — it means acknowledging differences in perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, writes Pat Dwyer.
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Longer-term planning is needed for life on a warmer planet. Most of today’s early warning and response systems do not account for the risks of a changing climate and must be improved.
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Traditional pastoral systems are making way for clean energy projects in Africa — often without adequate consultation with community groups and with limited regard for the principle of free, prior, and informed consent.
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Technology for modernising waste management favours male workers. Urban development should focus on the needs of everyday people, instead of chasing aesthetic ideals and profit-making imperatives.
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India Videos

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EB Studio There are vast mineral riches lying on the ocean floor that could help to power the energy transition, but is the environmental cost of extracting them worth the risk?
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Produced and directed by Eco-Business managing editor Jessica Cheam and video journalist Fraser Morton, who journeyed to Norway earlier this year, the documentary has played to thousands of visitors at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum since its premiere on 4 October.
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With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
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Plastic pollution is a huge problem all over of the world. Will India's plastic roads be a solution?
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India Podcasts

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"We have a choice about the speed of sea-level rise." The Eco-Business Podcast 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.
The billion-dollar Gardens by the Bay project is built on 101 hectares of land in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore's Central Business District.
Climate change is causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate, and nowhere is more at risk than archipelagic Southeast Asia. Climate scientist Professor Benjamin Horton of the Earth Observatory of Singapore tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the risks of rising waters and what can be done to address the problem.
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