Climate action barometer: 12 charts explain where we are today, and where we need to be in 2020
Eco Business, 22 January 2019
Countries committed under the Paris Agreement to a broad goal of limiting global temperature rise to under 2°C, ideally 1.5°C. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that half a degree of warming makes a huge difference, and 1.5°C is the safer target.
The Importance Of The Renewables And Alternative Energy Sector To The Sustainable Development Goals
Forbes, 20 January 2019
we mapped the 26 material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues (organized in terms of the categories environment, social capital, human capital, business model and innovation, and leadership and governance) in all 77 industries organized into 11 sectors, developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), to the 169 targets of the SDGs. Mapping these issues to the SDGs’ targets enabled us to assess how each industry is creating or destroying value for society while focusing on those ESG issues that create value for shareholders. Based on this mapping we created an index that ranges from 0 to 100.
Could a Green New Deal help M’sia invest in clean energy?
Malaysia Kini, 20 January 2019
Malaysia will not be absolved of the sobering reality the world is currently grappling with. It is saddening that the devastating impact wrought upon Malaysia through floods, droughts and extreme wildfires are becoming an accepted truth to most Malaysians.
The problem of Malaysia’s ailing education system
FMT, 19 January 2019
Schools, colleges and universities have a duty to prepare the younger generation to seek gainful employment. However, what we fail to see is that the education system should also be equipped to inculcate a strong sense of ethics and morality among the youth. Just having religious and moral lessons as part of the curriculum will not suffice to shape them into polished personalities.
Love Food Hate Waste: Closer to feeding all Malaysians
The Star, 26 December 2018
After months of planning, this past weekend saw Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, representing Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, launch the new national food bank strategy in Penang. For a newly formed Government, this is an amazingly speedy development, and shows a real commitment to food redistribution and sustainability in Malaysia.