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27 Sep SDSWR2016: Keynote Address by Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad

Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore, delivers his keynote address at the 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources 2015, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore on 15 April 2016. The Dialogue was organised...

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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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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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