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  • Move on banning vague 'green' claims

    The European Council (EC) has adopted a 'negotiating mandate' on the proposed directive to empower consumers for the green transition, which aims at enhancing consumers┬┤ rights by amending the unfair commercial practices directive (UCPD) and the consumer rights directive (CRD).

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • New net-zero benchmark principles

    The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has released a new report outlining how index providers can enhance net-zero benchmarks.

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • Electric cars are more harmful

    The manufacturing, use and scrapping of electric cars produces around 15% to 50% more greenhouse gases (GHGs) than hybrid and conventional engine cars according to a new study conducted by the Engine Research Lab of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • Climate change disasters claim over 138,000 lives in India

    India lost around 138,300 lives in 573 disasters linked to extreme weather and climate change between 1970 and 2021 according to World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • Climate change impacts Asian rivers

    Asia could face serious and urgent water challenges ahead as climate change impacts the continent's 10 mighty rivers that flow through 16 Asian countries according to a new report.

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • Investment in clean energy to eclipse oil production

    Investment in clean energy technologies is significantly surging ahead of the spending on fossil fuels according to a new report by International Energy Agency (IEA).

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • China braces for record-breaking temperatures

    China is gearing up for another summer of scorching temperatures in 2023. Major Chinese cities have issued heat advisories warning their citizens that potentially record-breaking temperatures are set to pose a threat to electricity supply, crops, and the country's economy.

    Asia Risk | 24 May 2023
  • Gen Z and millennials switch jobs over climate concerns

    A new survey conducted by the professional services firm Deloitte has revealed that more than 40% of Gen Z and millennials have changed jobs or sectors due to climate concerns, or plan to do so in the future.

    Asia Risk | 24 May 2023
  • South Asia: Natural disasters displaced 12.5m in 2022

    Natural catastrophes, especially floods, displaced around 12.5m people in South Asia in 2022 according to the latest annual report of Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

    Asia Risk | 24 May 2023
  • World's large lakes are shrinking

    World's freshwater sources have been losing approximately 22 gigatonnes of freshwater annually for more than 30 years now according to a new study.

    Asia Risk | 24 May 2023


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