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Did global Covid-19 lockdowns heal the planet? (The Straits Times)
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Around the world, trillions of dollars have been deployed as part of COVID-19 stimulus packages. After the 2008 financial crisis, it was found that stimulus packages led to the largest emissions increase in half a century. The growth in climate pledges by countries and corporations...

Commentary: Echoes of a tumult… from South-east Asia 50 years ago
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By Simon Tay For The Straits Times  Looking back at a 50-year time arc, we may today borrow wisdom and take courage for the times ahead Brace yourself for another year of tumult. Geopolitical shifts are ongoing between one great incumbent power and another emergent. The United States...

EU-Singapore Dialogue Highlights Video

As both Europe and Asia seek to achieve green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation on climate action between the European Union (EU) and Singapore will be critical in a post-pandemic world. This was the key message that speakers conveyed at the EU-Singapore Dialogue on...

Myanmar Beyond 2020: Economic Reform Priorities and Investment Opportunities
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In the last decade, Myanmar has reopened its economy and has captured the interest of foreign investors. Having recently concluded its elections, Myanmar is in the process of forming its next government. What will the new government’s economic reform priorities be? On 15 December 2020, Associate...

7th SDSWR Highlights Video

Southeast Asia faces not only immediate shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic, but also long-term sustainability challenges. Financing conservation efforts is key to green recovery and resilience in Southeast Asia, which is expected to be among the worst-hit regions by climate change. These were the key...