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Small fisherfolk fear that they are losing out in nickel mining boom, which Indonesia sees as key to being a lead player in the global energy transition.
A local school teaches children to rediscover their roots – such as native food, local knowledge and more sustainable ways of living – through theatre, field excursions and more.
Cambodia’s women farmers are adversely affected by climate change. But that also makes them the leaders in a project that aims to support their businesses, improve climate resilience and use solar power to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Peatlands are often discussed in the context of fires and the haze, but are also a meaningful part of the conversation about the climate crisis in an already too-hot planet.
At a time of rising living costs, these two farms’ ways of organic farming and producing food offer ideas around greater self-reliance and living with nature, instead of just taking from it.
Indonesia has big plans for cutting its reliance on coal. But these appear overambitious – and are quite distant for a local community that has been breathing air with coal dust for years.
Going to school helps the growing numbers of Myanmar children in exile cope with life away from home, across the border in Thailand. Parents find relief from seeing their kids in more normal circumstances, amid the uncertain future they often face.
The scorching Thai summer has the writer adopting ways to make the heat a tad gentler – and makes her notice how different communities, from security thinkers to scientists, singers to meditation teachers, share many similar insights about how to restore some balance in planetary life.
Ma Aye, whose husband left the Myanmar military after the 2021 coup and who herself grew up as a soldier’s daughter, gives an insider’s view of life, exploitation and discrimination, in the armed forces.
Doing news work in Myanmar comes with high risk to life and safety, in a profession with uncertain prospects for the future. Since 2021 the coup, the junta has been using legal persecution as a weapon against journalism and journalists.
An overwhelming majority of journalists from Myanmar say they feel quite vulnerable to attacks and threats in the country’s often-toxic online spaces, going by insights from a survey done by Reporting ASEAN. The use of safer digital tools, however, is not widespread among news professionals.
Julieta Coro, a mother of 11 children who lives with her family close to the sea in Siargao island, recalls how they took shelter from super typhoon Odette’s destruction in December 2021.
One year after super typhoon Odette pummelled scenic Siargao island in December 2021, locals in the Philippines’ surfing capital – the site of international surfing competitions – are bent on making their hometown stronger, better and an even more popular tourist haven. Still, there is nervousness about the changing behaviour of storms amid climate change.
The vice mayor of the Siargao town, Romina Rusillon Sajulga, recalls how the community put a diarrhoea outbreak under control in the days after super typhoon Odette hit one year ago.
School’s back. But Siargao’s education sector is recovering not only from COVID-19 but from the devastation of Odette – at a time when the reality of having more powerful storms in the climate emergency continues. “We don’t have typhoon drills,” says a local teacher.
These drawings reflect kids memories’ of the massive destruction caused by super typhoon Odette in their hometown, the Philippine island of Siargao.
It is risky times for any independent journalist in Myanmar, but Ma Khine is among those who stay with their craft despite the risks to life and security, and the inadequate income from the news profession these days.
Filipinos are the most worried about climate change, given the high risk for disasters that their country faces. But a regional survey shows that they are not necessarily aware of the country’s climate policies, such as its lack of a net-zero target.
Cambodia prepares its first submissions for a natural world heritage site – a dolphin conservation area in Kratie province – and a geopark at a wildlife sanctuary in Mondulkiri.