Climate Change

Carbon dividend better than carbon tax?

Climate change is the world’s most urgent problem, and in the United States (US), the left, at least, is taking it seriously. Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, introduced a Green New Deal (GND) resolution, which offers a blueprint for decarbonising the US economy.

22 May 2019

Building a sustainable food future

In the last three years, the absolute number of people affected by undernourishment or chronic food deprivation globally has been on an increasing trajectory.

18 May 2019

Bangkok is sinking fast

For the more or less 10 million people living in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, flooding is a common and recurring phenomenon. This is partly due to the city’s geographic location at the southern end of the Chao Phraya River Basin, as well as its low-lying terrain of around 1.5 metres average elevation above mean sea level.

16 May 2019

Europe should lead on climate action

Since the massive mobilisation effort that preceded the 2009 Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, the world has begun translating words and intentions into real action on climate change. European leadership – from government, civil society, and business – has played a pivotal role in driving progress.

13 May 2019

Malaysia to mine tin again?  

Several challenges lie ahead for Malaysia if the former global tin leader is to revive the industry. Speaking to local media last week, Malaysia’s Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Dr Xavier Jayakumar, said the country is looking to restart the industry as prices have now rebounded to US$20,000 per metric tonne. 

However, it is not as simple as that. 

5 May 2019

Taking the fight to climate change

For Singapore, integrating its climate change efforts and aligning them with international standards will be key to achieving several targets in the years to come. 

4 May 2019

ASEAN’s shrinking biodiversity

As the world celebrates Earth Day today, the theme for this year – protecting threatened and endangered species – remains as important as ever.

The world’s largest environmental movement, the annual Earth Day works with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to educate the public about environmental issues.

22 April 2019

The critical roles forests play in our survival

As the world’s population climbs to 8.5 billion by 2030, the resilience of forests to combat climate change, help mankind end hunger and maintain sustainable communities will be more important than ever.

24 March 2019

Shop online and save the planet

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s fastest expanding economies, with a combined economy about the size of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) or US$2.6 trillion. Armed with a younger, urbanised and more affluent consumer base, the region continues to grow at a phenomenal pace.

17 March 2019