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Kashmir’s first eco- village, with mud cottages for tourists

Kashmir’s Sagg Eco village that is located in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district offers 1.5 acres and traditional mud cottages to stay in Sagg Eco village in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal region offers a completely different experience for travellers wanting a tranquil, pleasant stay in a natural environment away from lavish hotel alternatives as the rest of the […]

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Swiss glaciers are melting so fast

Switzerland’s 1,400 glaciers have lost more than half their total volume since the early 1930s, a new study has found, and researchers say the ice retreat is accelerating at a time of growing concerns about climate change. ETH Zurich, a respected federal polytechnic university, and the Swiss Federal Institute on Forest, Snow and Landscape Research […]

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Germany denies Poland’s ‘fake news’ claim over fish deaths

The German Environment Ministry has said the search is still ongoing to determine the cause of the mass die-offs of fish in the Oder River. Poland rejected a German report that pesticides were present. The government on Monday rejected a claim from Poland that Germany had spread fake news following the deaths of large numbers of fish […]

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In a climate crisis, how do we treat businesses that profit from carbon pollution?

Introducing the New Zealand government’s first Emissions Reduction Plan in June, climate change minister James Shaw observed: The climate crisis is no longer something happening elsewhere, to someone else, in the future – it is happening here, to us, now. The plan, which sets the direction for climate action for the next 15 years, requires the transport […]

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Bees getting stressed by climate change

Bees have become increasingly stressed by climate change over the past 100 years, museum collections indicate. An analysis of bumblebee wings from a network of UK institutions shows signs of stress linked to conditions getting hotter and wetter. As well as revealing what is linked to stress in bees in the past, the study can […]

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APRIL Group invests $2.3 billion in paperboard factory in Indonesia’s Sumatra

Pulp and paper maker Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL Group) on Tuesday began construction on a 33.4 trillion rupiah ($2.33 billion) paperboard production facility on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the company said. The factory will be part of APRIL’s operations in Riau province and have the capacity to produce 1.2 million tonnes of folding box […]

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Oil companies’ decarbonisation scenarios inconsistent with the Paris Agreement

A new study by Climate Analytics finds institutional decarbonisation scenarios from major oil companies’ would be classified as inconsistent with the Paris Agreement as they fail to limit warming to ‘well below 2°C’. A new study by Climate Analytics finds institutional decarbonisation scenarios from major oil companies’ would be classified as inconsistent with the Paris Agreement as they […]

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Young, fresh-faced and ‘green’, Anderson Tanoto leads the way on sustainability at RGE

Anderson Tanoto is a scion of the RGE group, which includes one of the world’s largest paper and pulp producers. He talks about how he fights critics of its sustainability record. During the long months of Covid-19 last year, Anderson Tanoto would go for walks with his parents at Gardens by the Bay. There, they […]

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How I got here… forestry sustainability expert, Aida Greenbury

The outspoken former Asia Pulp and Paper executive tells Eco-Business about navigating the politics of sustainability leadership roles, and why you don’t need to be a sustainability expert to make a difference. Aida Greenbury is one of the most well-recognised figures in Asia’s foresty and sustainability sector. Best known for her time building and running the […]

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Reasons Why Asia Pulp And Paper Is Doing Well

Asia pulp is one of the largest producers of pulp with a production capacity that rivals North America. They produce around 43 million tons per year, which accounts for about 30% of world pulp production. This high production rests on two pillars: manufacturing (which includes the processing and conversion to Pulp) and forest management. Manufacturing […]

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