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Covid-19 measures leave Southeast Asia's migrant workers exposed, lay bare their living conditions

Covid-19 measures leave Southeast Asia's migrant workers exposed, lay bare their living conditions

Job loss and reduced access to healthcare are among the issues foreign workers face. Advocacy groups say the pandemic can only be controlled with an inclusive approach that protects every individual’s rights to life and health.

ADB: Asia stands to lose 68 million jobs if coronavirus is not contained in six months

ADB: Asia stands to lose 68 million jobs if coronavirus is not contained in six months

The Covid-19 pandemic will threaten the employment of 52 million workers in China, while the rest of the region must brace itself for about 16 million job cuts if the outbreak goes on until September, the Asian Development Bank warned.

How I got here... architect and green building advocate, Tan Szue Hann

How I got here... architect and green building advocate, Tan Szue Hann

Tan Szue Hann is one of Singapore's most notable sustainability-focused architects.

How Asia’s megacities can benefit from mangroves and other natural climate solutions

How Asia’s megacities can benefit from mangroves and other natural climate solutions

The loss of mangroves and other coastal habitats has been linked to more frequent and severe flooding in adjacent villages and cities. What can urban dwellers, governments and businesses do to support nature-based solutions?

Covid-19 and the increase in domestic violence in Asia Pacific

Covid-19 and the increase in domestic violence in Asia Pacific

With more countries undergoing lockdown to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the dangers of another public health issue—domestic violence—become apparent.

From flying taxis to e-jeepneys: transport in Southeast Asia is going electric

From flying taxis to e-jeepneys: transport in Southeast Asia is going electric

[VIDEO] In smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.

A new recipe for instant noodles: One man’s quest to transform comfort food, and help the planet

A new recipe for instant noodles: One man’s quest to transform comfort food, and help the planet

He spent a big part of his career developing calorie-laden snacks. Now, entrepreneur Christoph Langwallner is reinventing instant noodles in his quest to promote sustainable agriculture and provide more nutritious comfort food.

Covid-19 could affect cities for years. Here are 4 ways they’re coping now.

Covid-19 could affect cities for years. Here are 4 ways they’re coping now.

The Covid-19 pandemic lays bare two facets of our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalised crisis in the future. Cities...

Gender and climate—the importance of women’s leadership in climate action in Singapore and Hong Kong

Gender and climate—the importance of women’s leadership in climate action in Singapore and Hong Kong

Carbon Care Asia's John Sayer reflects on the importance of having stronger women's authority in climate action planning by government and companies in prosperous urban settings.

From food to tech, coronavirus to spur urban planning rethink

From food to tech, coronavirus to spur urban planning rethink

Covid-19 could prompt new approach to urban design in Asia-Pacific region, home to some of the world's most densely populated cities.

Bucking global trends, Southeast Asian mangrove destruction is rampant

Bucking global trends, Southeast Asian mangrove destruction is rampant

Southeast Asia’s aggressive development to spur economic growth and feed its growing population is stripping the region's coasts of mangrove forests at rates faster than anywhere, new research shows.

Whose voices are not heard in climate change journalism in China, India, Thailand and Singapore?

Whose voices are not heard in climate change journalism in China, India, Thailand and Singapore?

The mainstream news outlets of the four countries were similar in their heavy use of government sources. The crowding out of voices that can provide alternative viewpoints could have major implications, researchers say.

'Pragmatic' Asia fast-tracks hi-tech coronavirus solutions

'Pragmatic' Asia fast-tracks hi-tech coronavirus solutions

AI-powered technology is being rolled out to help track the outbreak, clean hospitals, deliver supplies and develop vaccines throughout the continent.

Ego versus eco—is vanity compromising the impact of Asia's sustainability leaders?

Ego versus eco—is vanity compromising the impact of Asia's sustainability leaders?

Does the ego of sustainability practitioners matter, as long as they are achieving impact? Or does the pursuit of recognition undermine the good work being done in the world’s most important region for sustainable business?

Experiencing nature may affect how happy you are—study

Experiencing nature may affect how happy you are—study

Researchers turned to social media and artificial intelligence to find evidence linking nature with happiness. In Asia, Singapore had the most ‘fun activity’ photos with nature in them, correlating with its high life satisfaction rating.

Will coronavirus and other health scares drive alternative protein growth in Asia?

Will coronavirus and other health scares drive alternative protein growth in Asia?

Asian alternative protein start-ups are predicted to overtake US and European brands, but most investors are playing a wait-and-see game. Will Covid-19 and other public health issues spur greater government support for the nascent industry?

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