The 72 year-old conservation group has launched in the city-state to help the government and businesses achieve climate goals. Tom Brzostowski has been appointed from TNC's New Zealand operation as Singapore country director.
Reliable bank transfers and artificial intelligence can help uplift the lives of workers in Southeast Asia, but stronger governance of how emerging technology is being used is needed, said panellists at a Japan-Asean forum held in Tokyo.
“Very strong views” meant the standoff was resolved less than two weeks before a global meeting to flesh out details for the climate fund. South Korea and Saudi Arabia are among wealthy nations sharing APAC's “developing country” seats.