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Your Favourite Chocolate Bar Is Fuelling Deforestation In Indonesia Despite “Sustainability Facade”

4 Mins Read The manufacturers of global brands such as Oreo cookies and Cadbury’s chocolate bars are among some of the major companies still sourcing palm oil from producers linked to the Indonesian forest fires. According to a brand new Greenpeace report released last week, multinational consumer goods companies such as Mondelez International, Nestlé, Unilever and Procter & […]

2 Billion People Will Face Extreme Ocean Events Every Year By 2050

4 Mins Read In a special report just released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), our world is facing unprecedented dangers posed by global warming, which will affect the oceans and cryosphere that humanity crucially depends on for life on earth. The findings are a chilling call for urgent climate action, especially in the […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Swedish Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg #GretaTheGreat

4 Mins Read It has been over a year since Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg made headlines when she staged her first school strike for climate change outside the Stockholm parliament building. The young climate activist has now become a global environmental figurehead, spearheading the planetwide #FridaysForFuture movement with millions of students following her footsteps to demand climate action […]

Climate Inaction: Greta To World Leaders “You Have Stolen My Dreams, My Childhood With Your Empty Words”

2 Mins Read Greta Thunberg tells world leaders: “How dare you!” A group of young people, led by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg, have lodged a legal complaint with the United Nations against five countries that are off-track with their emission reduction goals at Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York. During her appearance at the UN […]

IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Student Climate Strikes Across Asia: “There Is No Planet B”

4 Mins Read For months, millions of young climate activists around the world have been taking to the streets on Fridays to demand governmental action on our planet’s most urgent issue: climate change. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, today’s 20th September protest marks the third general strike for the climate, as a part of the […]

Asia Will Not Achieve 2030 Goals According to Latest UN SDG Report

4 Mins Read The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the United Nations’ regional hub to promote greater cooperation among countries in the region in order to achieve inclusive, sustainable development. In May, ESCAP published their 2019 report assessing the region’s progress on the globally agreed agenda of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals […]

Covering Climate Now – Indonesian Fires: At Least 30 Million People Breathing Toxic Haze

3 Mins Read In August, while social media channels were ablaze (!) with anger over the Amazonian rainforest wildfires, we reported on the fires engulfing forests right at our doorstep in Southeast Asia. These fires, predominantly located within the Indonesian rainforest, have continued to rage on and are currently plunging Singapore, Malaysia and the broader Southeast Asian region […]