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News Tool : Reporting on a Stressed Planet: 16 Concepts

31 October 2022 | Updated 23 December 2022 | REPORTING ASEAN Read/download the eBook here in English and here in Khmer! ‘Net-zero emissions’, ‘extreme weather events’, ‘noise pollution’ and ‘organic’ – these phrases have weaved their way into the news we consume and daily conversations we have. Our everyday language now reflects our concerns as […]

Singapore: Fuelling Demand for Cleaner Energy

Singapore’s consumers can choose who they buy electricity from, but nurturing the demand for power from renewable sources will take more work and more time. The city-state will continue to rely on imports of natural gas, often seen a bridge fuel in energy transition.

Southeast Asia: Ways to Tread More Lightly on a Nervous Planet

‘Greener recovery’ and ‘building back better’ may sound like tired slogans to a pandemic-weary public. But the new year is a good time to look at ways of taking better care of our world, through these examples in Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia.

Malaysia: A Plastic Pandemic

Many may think that addressing sustainability – whether plastic use or climate change – can come after economic recovery from COVID-19. But they are not separate issues at all.

Decarbonization, the Southeast Asian Way

Southeast Asian countries’ targets and wish lists toward carbon neutrality are like individual recipes, using different ingredients in various ways, to produce the same dish (hopefully).

Philippines: COVID-19 Gives Vintage Clothing Gets A Fresh Appeal

Vintage fashion appeals to consumers who would like their purchases to have a smaller environmental footprint. For the women entrepreneurs who sell them, they are a source of livelihood in hard times, a creative outlet and advocacy  — toward sustainability.

Yes, What You Put On Your Plate Matters

“I don’t consume wildlife stuff, so how can eating meat relate to the pandemic?’ If you have asked this before, you will want to dig into this Q&A with ADB environmental specialist Francesco Riccardi.

How Thailand Sees its Role Driving ASEAN to the 4th Industrial Revolution

Sustainability is the key priority for Thailand during its ASEAN chairmanship for 2019. This, in turn, points to ASEAN’s need to address the impacts and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or “4IR”, so that  the ASEAN Community can catch up with, and make good use of, global innovations to help sustain long-term development. This commentary by the Department of Information of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains how Thailand aims  to push this issue.

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