19 Nov Humanity’s role as environmental custodian offers hope amid Covid-19 gloom, says marine scientist (TODAY)
At the SIIA’s recent EU-Singapore Dialogue on Climate Change, Dr. Carlos Duarte, a professor of marine science at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, said that the large reduction in greenhouse gases due to COVID-19 imposed lockdowns is not sufficient to slow global warming. He added that Southeast Asia has many opportunities to implement nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change. Read the full article on TODAY here.
The dialogue was organised by the SIIA with the support of the EU Delegation to Singapore and in partnership with the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It was attended by over 140 policy makers, industry experts, corporate leaders, and key decision-makers from Europe and Southeast Asia throughout the day.