A week after a UN report revealed Southeast Asia’s slow progress on the SDGs, government and business leaders came together at the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources to discuss how Asean can achieve green growth.
Sri Wening Handayani –
Cash transfer programs, efficient government expenditure and capacity building are ways in which communities across Asia can receive adequate social protection and meet their basic needs.
Sara Jane Ahmed –
Filipinos pay more for electricity than almost anywhere in Southeast Asia, but it doesn't have to be this way. Energy finance analyst Sara Jane Ahmed outlines three ways to make power cleaner and more affordable in the archipelago.
Protecting and growing blue carbon ecosystem—such as mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows—offers a way to fight climate change. How is the Philippines, an archipelago blessed with many mangrove forests, doing this?
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
Vaidehi Shah –
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters ...