On-campus activism could sometimes be viewed with suspicion in the Singapore varsities. For Tan, who played an important role in helping set up Singapore's Inter-University Environmental Coalition, constant conversation with the establishment, rather than confrontation, can help all sides see one another's perspective.
The firm can't just dictate that drivers go electric, says Sean Gabriel Villoria, who is leading a push for more islands across the Philippines to adopt the use of electric-powered tricycles. It also needs to help raise their incomes.
Trying to collect and recycle the palm-sized packets has not worked for Indonesia, said the co-founder and director of Alner. The start-up wants to collaborate with large corporations such as Unilever to push for a “reuse-and-refill” model.
Dr Rozzeta Dolah faces high barriers in her journey towards producing sustainable aviation fuel, but these challenges have spurred her to commercialise climate-friendly solutions to support Malaysia's decarbonisation push.