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The Haze Fighters of Sungai Tohor

Titled “The Haze Fighters of Sungai Tohor”, this eco-documentary highlights how Indonesia’s land reform push to redistribute 12.7 million hectares to be managed by local communities can also be a move to empower at-risk communities in their fight against haze. In May 2017,  SIIA visited one...

The Price of Pollution: Tax as a Flexible Green Policy Tool in ASEAN
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ASEAN’s economy is expected to grow at an estimated 5.1 percent annually, but its energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will also increase by 67 percent by 2030. To counteract this trend, in December 2017, the Philippines ratified a coal tax in December 2017, after...

SIIA Briefing Session: Powering Singapore’s Green Economy through Green Finance
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As a leading financial hub, Singapore is witnessing a growing interest in Green Finance amid a broader transition towards a sustainable, green economy. The Singapore Government has signalled the intention to shift national attitudes and business behaviour towards combating climate change and sustainable development while...

[Premium] Chairman’s Note (04/2018) – Indonesia at the Polls
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July 2018 | To our SIIA corporate members and friends: Given Indonesia’s proximity and economic size, many of you have asked us about the recent regional elections, and the outlook for the presidential elections in 2019. We are writing to share our views on the matter with...

Commentary: On water issue, Dr M again risks crossing a red line for Singapore
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By Nicholas Fang For TODAY When Malaysia's opposition alliance, Pakatan Harapan, won the May 9 general election, many in the country hoped for a government that could stem corruption and move forward with reform. Many Malaysians admired the commitment and extraordinary energy of Dr Mahathir Mohamad and believed...

After the Trump-Kim Summit: Where do we go from here?
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The 12 June meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been lauded as a historical event. But what lies ahead for engagement with North Korea? Has the meeting bolstered Trump domestically, ahead of US midterm elections? How should...