#activism News

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Current analyses of press freedom in Southeast Asia do not sufficiently capture the unique challenges faced by media professionals reporting on the ground, according to a report by New Naratif. A more detailed picture could help overcome media freedom abuses.
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A 30-year-old project to dam the Yuam River has been revived. Civil society groups are rushing to talk to local communities, whose homes and livelihoods will be affected, and mobilise against it.
Jurong Island
The city-state is the only Southeast Asian country that has a carbon tax now. Parliamentarians were cautious in raising suggestions, as they acknowledged that Singapore might lose business to its neighbours if the hike is too drastic.
Cop-out
All the anxieties of our time reflected in these trending terms.
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#activism Opinion

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As the dust settles following Glasgow’s climate summit, the Philippines needs to take some immediate steps this year so it can hit ambitious decarbonisation goals.
aerial view of deforested plot in amazon
To embrace sustainable forestry, residents of rural communities must view it as a reliable source of stable income. Government institutions could reduce economic uncertainty through legislation and incentives.
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While online dating platforms have started to embrace open and all-encompassing expressions of oneself, in terms of sexuality, gender, race and beyond, do they also walk the talk when it comes to their internal culture?
borneo project field technicians
Indigenous communities in Sarawak have been monitoring their forests for the past year, gathering data to counter a logging company's assumptions about the value of their traditional lands.

Policy & Finance

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#activism Videos

Simon Lord and Pamela Mar on Sustainability One on One
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
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Eco-Business releases the trailer for a documentary that traces the relationship between ecosystems in the North Pole and Asia, in the second edition of its flagship campaign on climate action, Changing Course.
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Sponsored Why is Singapore's domestic recycling rate so abysmal? Little cameras were hidden in the blue bins around the country to find out how people are recycling—or not.
Juice Media parody ad mocking government inaction on climate change
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
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#activism Podcasts

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The Philippines has ended new coal development as it pursues a low-carbon future. Don Paulino of non-profit Philippine Energy Independence Council and boss of Shell's exploration arm, argues why natural gas should remain in the energy mix.
Coal-fired power planet
China, Japan and Korea have just announced exciting decarbonisation targets. On the Eco-Business podcast, Dr Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute, talks about what these targets mean for the region's development and our climate.
coal mining aus
Sponsored Mining can come at great environmental cost, but is necessary to fuel the energy transition. Michael Salvatico from Trucost tells the Eco-Business podcast about the risk and opportunity confronting Australia's mining sector — and what it could mean for Asia Pacific.
Izzy Raj-Seppings
In its latest case, an Australian law firm is representing 8 students and a nun as they fight a decision to build a coal mine on climate grounds. Eco-Business spoke to lawyer David Barnden about winning the legal case against climate change.
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