Fossil Fuel

Plastic Pollution: Big Brands’ Greenwashing of Plastic Waste

A Reuters study suggests that less than 10% of all the plastic ever made has been recycled due to how costly it is to collect and sort it. However, plastic production will double within 20 years. While the problem comes from a single source, the consequences affect everyone.

The ARE Banking Report – How the Banks That Have Financed Emissions Can Change

Climate change will hit Asia the hardest, so local banks should act with urgency. However, Asian banks are lacking when it comes to their decision-making and sustainability policies.

HLEG: The New UN Net-Zero Group Creating Standards

The UN's new net-zero group, HLEG, will hopefully provide needed regulation for climate pledges. With a significant increase in companies pledging environmental reform there claims need an oversight body to verify action, rather than relying on self-reporting.

Carbon Neutral vs Net Zero: What’s the Difference?

It is essential for companies to properly use the terms "net-zero" and "carbon-neutral" when communicating terms. What is even more important, however, is to follow up on their commitments.

Reputational Risk for Companies with Poor Quality Net-Zero Commitments

More companies are committing net-zero pledges, but not all are equal. Researchers have found that there is a fine line between realistic climate targets and greenwashing. As a result, consumers, governments, and business competitors are now pinpointing greenwashing claims.

The Environmental Impact of the Fashion Industry and the Need for Change

The fashion industry is the third-largest manufacturing sector in the world and fourth most emitting industry after energy, transport, and food. Ignoring its environmental impact will be costly.

Net-Zero Companies: Vague Pledges Lead to Greenwashing

There is growing demand for companies to focus on their climate impacts. Many businesses are vocalising their climate pledges and net-zero goals. Yet, a lack of oversight and verification allows some of them to slip through the cracks - committing to public goals but failing to act on them.

Net-Zero Emissions: Cutting Generation and Increasing Offsets

Net-zero for the world is vital. In 2021, two countries already reached this goal, with several close-to. These trends need to continue.

The West Divests While Japan Continues Financing Russian Fossil Fuels

The Russia-Ukraine war is the latest example of Japan's dependence on fossil fuels. This time, however, not sanctioning oil and gas imports will bring on greater reputational risk for Japan and its corporate sector.

LNG: The Rise of Liquefied Natural Gas

Liquid natural gas (LNG) is an energy-dense fossil fuel that produces fewer emissions than coal and oil. Many people see it as a "transition fuel" for the global energy transition causing an increase in demand over the past few years. We expect that the upcoming decade will be pivotal in defining LNG's role in the world's future energy mix.

The Risks From JICA’s Involvement in the Matarbari Power Plant Project of Bangladesh

Should JICA decide to move ahead with the Matarbari Power Plant Project, it will expose itself and Japan to massive reputational and financial risks.

What is LNG Used for?

LNG prices saw record highs in 2021 caused by unprecedented demand. The global impacts of COVID-19 primarily drove the demand, but this appetite for natural gas may continue in the future. Natural gas is a versatile fuel source, and LNG is an effective way to transport it over long distances.

Singapore LNG Hub for Asia: What are the Plans?

Singapore has historically been a hub for petroleum in Asia, acting as a market between the east and the west. With LNG demand surging, they are hoping to play the same role for LNG.

Natural Gas in Bangladesh – Record High Prices and Imminent Climate Impacts

2021 saw record spot pricing for LNG around the world, and Bangladesh took the brunt of these costs. To prevent future impacts from price volatility, Bangladesh and other Asian nations are looking at developing local LNG infrastructure. However, considering the recent IPCC report, Bangladesh needs to rethink its approach to natural gas.

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