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Business 15 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

ICT can help region cut carbon emissions

PETALING JAYA: The Asia-Pacific region can play an important role in the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through focused use of information and communications technology (ICT)-based solutions.

Business 12 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

The pros and cons of mega projects

Not all of them are bad - the challenge is to identify the good ones

Business 29 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

US and China to reduce emissions, but not enough

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Even after the U.S. and China set targets this week for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the world's combined pledges before next month's climate summit fall far short of what experts say is needed to avert dangerous global warming.

Business 28 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

The road to Copenhagen

TODAY'S column comes from Kahala, Honolulu along Waikiki Beach. Its lagoons house six Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins within a secluded long stretch of clean, sandy beach and tropical gardens, amidst blue skies and lots of sunshine.

Business 12 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Threat to market access looms

KUALA LUMPUR: The climate change and sustainability issues promoted by the 'greenies' groups in the West to label palm oil as unsustainable are fast turning into political agendas and will soon become trade barriers imposed by Western countries to hamper the export of palm oil by producing nations, said Malaysian Palm Oil Council deputy chief executive officer Dr Kalyana Sundram.

Business 11 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

IEA cuts 2030 oil demand forecast

LONDON: The International Energy Agency (IEA) cut its long-term forecast for global oil demand as the economic crisis saps consumption in developed economies and environmental policies encourage alternative energy use.

Business 31 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

CR needs to be driven from the top

KUALA LUMPUR: One of the biggest reasons corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not widely practised by Malaysian companies is because it is seen as nothing more than an unwanted cost.

Business 24 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Green initiatives

In the battle against climate change, Philips calls for energy-efficient lighting solutions.

Business 10 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Campaign to fight negative info on palm oil

WASHINGTON: Malaysia is stepping up its campaign to fight misinformation about palm oil and timber products in the United States via a series of forums in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Washington DC from Oct 3 to 11, led by Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.

Business 26 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Asia the growing hub for carbon emission reduction programmes

EVERY year, companies around the world pollute the environment they are located in, with the businesses they are engaged in. This could be in the form of air pollution, water pollution or other forms of contamination. At one time, we only think of factories as the bad guys. Today, we know that contamination happens everywhere, in all sectors of the economy.