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Riding the megatrends: ASEAN’s leadership opportunities

By Julia Tijaja and Simon Tay For The Jakarta Post  Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation is still not fully stabilized, and the coming weeks may prove crucial with Omicron variant increasing uncertainty. Yet ASEAN largely rode out the Delta variant surge in the months...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (5-19 Jan)

ASEAN Country Updates (19 Jan) Indonesia Indonesia’s economy is expected to rebound in 2022, bolstered by rise in commodity prices and strong domestic demand Bank Indonesia expected to hold rates till second half of 2022 (Reuters poll) Indonesia to name new capital in East Kalimantan...

Asian Climate Leadership

The European Union, key Asian economies – China, Japan and Korea, - as well as large ASEAN economies such as Indonesia and Malaysia have announced net-zero commitments. The Biden administration also brought the United States back into the Paris Agreement with renewed commitments to global...

Can the EU and the UK Lead with Asia?

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for digital transformation, and the push for sustainable development is growing amidst greater climate awareness. In the absence of traditional superpower leadership, can the EU, UK, and Asia work together to strengthen multilateral institutions and cooperate on these shared priorities?...

A meeting with Hinrich Foundation

The SIIA started 2022 with a meeting with the Hinrich Foundation to discuss plans and potential collaborations for the year. The SIIA is grateful to Hinrich Foundation for its support towards our Digitalisation and Sustainability policy research thus far. The photo features (right) Ms. Dini Djalal,...

“In The News” podcast (Power98 FM)

2021 was a tumultuous year for the world - with new variants of the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather patterns and notable geopolitical events, such as the Myanmar coup, Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the Capitol insurrection. Ms. Jessica Wa’u, Deputy Director (ASEAN) at the SIIA,...

Carbon pricing signals a country’s green transition ambitions and trajectory

Media Note on Singapore Parliamentary debate on green transition Carbon pricing signals a country’s green transition ambitions and trajectory Singapore, 14 January 2022: “Carbon pricing instruments, such as carbon taxes, signal a country’s green transition ambitions and place it on a positive trajectory. Singapore’s motion to raise the...

ASEAN Climate Community

“All ASEAN member states have common climate change concerns, but some can and must play a bigger role. For ASEAN to advance climate change together, the principle of common and differentiated responsibilities must apply,” said Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, SIIA. He added, “Through an...