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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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27 Sep No Smoke Without Fire (Documentary on the 2015 Haze Crisis)

“No Smoke without Fire” is a documentary on the human impact of the 2015 haze crisis on communities in the worst-hit areas, produced by Sawit Watch, an Indonesian NGO and directed by Yan Aristo Manik. The film was broadcast on Indonesian television and has won awards....

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06 Sep Fighting fires and haze in Indonesia

The recent return of the haze to the region underlines the fact that agribusinesses should take more responsibility in fighting peatland and forest fires in Indonesia. While some industry leaders have stepped up to implement promising methods to tackle fires, many other agribusinesses are not...

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05 Sep Going beyond the economy in the ASEAN community

The Centre of Strategic and International Studies - Indonesia (CSIS) held a panel on 1 Sep 2016 in conjunction with their 45th anniversary, moderated by SIIA Chairman Simon Tay. CSIS is a partner think tank of the SIIA in the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and...

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29 Aug Southeast Asia’s fires and haze: From risks to opportunities

It’s known simply as “The Haze”: a thick, eye-watering, nose-running, cough-inducing, health and climate hazard emanating from the burning of land and forest fires in Indonesia. Nearly two decades have passed since the terrible haze of 1997-98 swept across the skies. Today the Haze is one...

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27 Aug More hot spots in Riau detected in past week

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in The Straits Times in an article by Arlina Arshad on 27 Aug 2016. An excerpt is below. Indonesian satellites detected 17 hot spots from forest and land fires in Riau province yesterday, more than double the number overnight,...

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27 Aug NEA relays concerns to Jakarta as air quality worsens

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in TODAY on 27 Aug 2016. An excerpt is below.  SINGAPORE — With Singaporeans waking up to a smoky, hazy gloom on Friday (Aug 26) — one that worsened over the day — the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) chief...

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23 Aug Integrated digital economy can benefit Asean

Speakers and panellists at the SIIA's 9th ASEAN & Asia Forum were quoted in an article by Lee Xin En for The Straits Times. Excerpts from the article are below. Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr S. Iswaran told a forum at the Ritz Carlton...

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23 Jul Post-IPOP: How Indonesia can lead in palm oil sustainability

Palm oil is a vital ingredient for many products and the industry provides a significant source of national revenue and employment for millions of farmers. Indonesia and Malaysia collectively account for 85 to 90 percent of global palm oil production. But palm oil is often associated...

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