Environment

Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation and largest coal producer, has committed to a net-zero future. Great news for the environment? Conservationists are sceptical

According to its government and international donors, Indonesia has finally joined the conversation. Long vilified by conservationists for rainforest logging and palm oil plantations, the nation of 270.6 million people spread across 17,500 islands has committed to ditching fossil fuels for an altogether greener economy.

Air pollution shortening life spans by 5 years in Asia, study shows

Air pollution has been rapidly encroaching on the health and longevity of individuals, particularly in Asia. A startling study conducted by the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago has provided alarming data that paints a grim picture: air pollution is reducing the life expectancy of people in some Asian countries by up to eight years.

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