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October 2016

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27 Oct Regional Peat Restoration Workshop

On October 27, 2016, SIIA and the Indonesian Forum for Conservation Communication (FKKI) organised the Regional Peat Restoration Workshop in Jakarta. This was the first NGO-led workshop to bring together civil society organisations, private sector representatives, academics, development agencies, and other stakeholders to discuss the...

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25 Oct What good can money do?

As part of our Global Citizens Singapore programme, we held a dialogue on "What Good Can Money Do?" on Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. In 50 years, the nation has become one of the wealthiest countries in the region in per-capita...

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21 Oct Diesel incentives for passenger cars must go

We thank Mr Danny Lim and Mr Paul Chan for their responses (“Diesel moves must target commercial vehicles first”; Oct 14 and “Don’t drop diesel just yet”; Oct 18) to our commentary “Driving a future without diesel” (Oct 12). It is encouraging to see engaged citizens...

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15 Oct ASEAN ISIS-IIR-Taiwan Dialogue

The SIIA is participating in the ASEAN-ISIS-IIR Taiwan Dialogue, a regular Track II dialogue organised by the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN-ISIS) network which the SIIA is a founding member of, and Taiwan's Institute of International Relations (IIR). The ASEAN-Taiwan Dialogue held in...

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12 Oct Driving a future without diesel

Government leaders from more than 60 countries have turned up the heat to combat climate change. The Paris agreement on climate change was concluded last year but will now come into force on Nov 4, making progress more quickly than sceptics thought and environmentalists feared. Singapore...

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08 Oct Struggle to Reassure US and the World

SIIA Chairman Simon Tay spoke to The Straits Times in October on the US Presidential race. His comments and a video clip of the interview were published as an individual feature, and also as part of an article collecting various perspectives from commentators in Singapore....

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04 Oct Media Coverage: Haze Tracker Revamp

The SIIA launched our revamped Haze Tracker website on Monday - www.hazetracker.org - with a new map application featuring up-to-date information of the location of probable fires and current wind direction. The map also shows the location of peatlands and planted areas which users can compare with...

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