#ASEAN Berita

Renzo Guinto_Duke-NUS Medical School_Planetary Health
The planetary health expert has relocated from Quezon City in the Philippines to the city-state as associate professor at a health institute under Duke-NUS Medical School.
Bangkok city
Studio EB In the wake of the world’s first Article 6 transaction between Thailand and Switzerland South Pole’s regional policy director Karolien Casaer-Diez reflects on how the rise of carbon markets in Asia, combined with effective regulation, may hold the key to reducing the region’s carbon emissions.
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Ivy Wong moves on from the grant-making foundation after eight years. She joins carbon finance company Permian Global as Malaysia CEO.
SMU_Urban Institute_Orlando Woods
Urban Institute's work will look beyond hard infrastructure to consider socio-cultural issues surrounding city living, such as inequality and the consequences of growth. Launched by SMU, it will be helmed by geographer Orlando Woods.
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#ASEAN Opini

Palm oil plantation Kalimantan Indonesia
Studio EB Mutual benefits are assured when the financial sector collaborates with palm oil stakeholders. FIs can help smallholders secure credit, while getting access to data and insights required to make sound and profitable investment decisions.
Waste worker_Vietnam_Southeast Asia
New research into selected geographical regions across Vietnam, for example, finds that the majority of plastic waste is being recycled by informal workers in craft villages. These waste pickers need to be given a voice.
Indranee Rajah_ICMA
In Asia, where many carbon-intensive industries operate, there is a need to ensure that financing is available for an orderly transition. The Singapore-Asia Taxonomy is expected to provide clearer definitions for a managed coal phase-out while considering national priorities.
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To achieve carbon neutrality, ASEAN+3 countries must overhaul their economic strategies, which will almost certainly mean a period of slower growth. By mobilising public and private climate finance, however, policymakers could mitigate the transition’s impact and create a greener and more resilient continent.
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#ASEAN Video

Women in STEM
Women play a key role in developing innovations to push for sustainability, but barriers remain to their entry into STEM careers. To celebrate International Day of Women & Girls in Science, EB Impact speaks to three women in science on making an impact and pursuing careers in STEM.
renewables race video
Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
ecosperity 2019
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
A view of Orchard Road, Singapore
Studio EB About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
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#ASEAN Podcasts

Manila, Philippines
Studio EB If a real estate development can reduce energy and water consumption – and emit fewer carbon emissions – it is built to last, Oliver Chan tells the Eco-Business podcast. The key, however, is to first educate future homeowners and businesses that going green does not mean breaking the bank.
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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas assistant governor tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the regulator’s maiden sustainability report that features an empirical study of climate impacts on banks as well as the nation’s first taxonomy.
A solar farm in Australia
A US$22 billion project involving 12,000 hectares of solar panels and 3,800km of cabling running from Darwin to Singapore might be the most ambitious renewable energy project ever. How will it work? Eco-Business talked to Fraser Thompson of project developer Sun Cable.
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