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06 Apr 4th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

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...

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16 Mar Moving to Green Finance Means Turning Risk into Opportunity

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...

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08 Mar What a greener budget means for business, society

BY LAU XIN YI Singapore’s Budget 2017 will be remembered for its strong emphasis on the environment. The recent announcement of measures such as the proposed carbon tax and the diesel duty has caused concern among businesses and the public about higher costs. Yet, these steps are...

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26 Jan Why developing nations are the unlikely leaders of green finance

On 10 Jan 2017, the Singapore Management University (SMU), United Nations Environment (UNEP), and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) jointly organised a public event on ‘Singapore, Green Finance and the Collaborative Challenge’. In addition to our own summary of the session, the event...

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10 Jan Singapore, Green Finance and the Collaborative Challenge

The Singapore Management University (SMU), United Nations Environment (UNEP), and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) jointly organised a public event on ‘Singapore, Green Finance and the Collaborative Challenge’, on 10 Jan 2017. The session was attended by some 120 participants. This event was...

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23 Dec How Indonesia is stepping up fight against climate change

United States President-elect Donald Trump may have labelled climate change a hoax, but that has not stalled the momentum behind last month’s United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Less than one year after its adoption, the Paris climate agreement has entered into force, with...

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15 Nov SIIA: A year in review

A look at the SIIA’s 2016 & how you can support our efforts   With the U.S. Presidential Elections, BREXIT, the South China Sea ruling, climate change, and inauguration of new leaders in Philippines, Taiwan and Myanmar, 2016 has been an exciting year for international affairs, and...

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27 Oct Regional Peat Restoration Workshop

On October 27, 2016, SIIA and the Indonesian Forum for Conservation Communication (FKKI) organised the Regional Peat Restoration Workshop in Jakarta. This was the first NGO-led workshop to bring together civil society organisations, private sector representatives, academics, development agencies, and other stakeholders to discuss the...

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