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Commentary: For better or worse, America still calls the shots
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by Simon Tay Some had expected a confrontation over trade and other issues when US President Donald Trump hosted President Xi Jinping in Florida late last week. But there were no missed handshakes to upset protocol – as there had been when Trump met German Chancellor...

SDSWR2017: Media Coverage
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) held our 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on 6 April 2017 at the St. Regis Singapore, on the theme of “Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Value Chains”. We shared some of the media coverage last...

SDSWR2017 Media Coverage: South Sumatra governor vows to keep haze away
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The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) held our 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on 6 April 2017 at the St. Regis Singapore, on the theme of "Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together for Sustainable Value Chains". This year's dialogue emphasised the need for collaboration,...

A haze-free 2017 is not guaranteed
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A haze-free 2017 is not guaranteedThe fight against the transboundary haze pollution will require the inclusive cooperation of all stakeholders across the value chain Singapore, 6 April 2017 – Governments, civil society and buyers have a role to play in realising a sustainable agroforestry sector, and...

4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources
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The resource sector in ASEAN – the source of many raw materials for global supply chains – faces rising pressure to balance environmental and social concerns alongside economic needs. Governments are stepping up law enforcement to combat long-standing problems such as slash-and-burn practices. Various large...

Commentary: Why sustainability is key to keeping the haze away
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By Simon Tay and Chen Chen Lee The skies over Singapore in the past 12 months have mostly been free of haze pollution. This is a relief from the prolonged bouts of haze and extensive fires in 2015, and the record-high 400PSI that hit Singapore in...

Will Populism Trump in the Upcoming Elections in Europe?
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This year will see major elections in the European Union’s largest member states, France and Germany. In the United States, US President Donald Trump has established a precedent of a populist outsider getting in to power. In this context, is the election of Ms Marine...

Moving to Green Finance Means Turning Risk into Opportunity
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In recent years, the global movement towards green finance – finance that takes into consideration the impacts of business and capital flows on the environment – has been gathering pace. According to UN Environment estimates, over 200 policy measures to “green” the financial system have...