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13 Mar Chinese Leadership facing up to toxic Air

Former state TV news anchor and journalist Ms Chai Jing’s documentary “Under the Dome” has enjoyed much fanfare among the Chinese public as well as their political leaders, including Minister Chen Jining from the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The minister was quoted as saying that the documentary...

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11 Mar Tackling haze: Look beyond words to action taken

The recurring haze from fires in Indonesia has returned, visibly and early, even if not as thickly as in past years. The politics around the issue may also heat up following a recent comment by Indonesia’s Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. The respected political veteran last week chided...

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06 Mar Singapore can do more for low carbon future: UN Climate Change Chief

Singapore can do more to direct public fund and private capital to high-tech, low-carbon investments, said Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She urged state-linked investment companies as well as sovereign wealth and pension fund managers here...

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23 Dec From Lima to Paris 2015 – Working towards a climate deal

The SIIA attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP20) at Lima, Peru, from 1st to 12th December 2014. This article recounts the proceedings of the two weeks conference and provides an insight on the...

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28 Nov Can Lima pave the way for a real climate deal in Paris?

While all signs seem to point in the right direction, the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNCCC) negotiations in Lima next month will give us a better indication of whether we can truly expect a global climate agreement in 2015. The Durban...

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19 Nov New ZSL toolkit boosts transparency for palm oil

A new platform launched by wildlife conservation charity ZSL seeks to raise the level of trust and transparency in the sector by assessing palm oil companies on their environmental policies. The global palm oil industry is set for a shake-up with the launch of a ground-breaking...

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13 Nov Haze exhibition and roundtable media coverage

SIIA's Haze Exhibition- Haze: Know it. Stop it (7 to 9 November 2014) Launched by Senior Minister of state for Health Dr Amy Khor, the three-day exhibition, titled 'Haze: Know it. Stop it', held over the weekend at Vivocity, was part of the SIIA’s efforts to...

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07 Nov SIIA announces launch of haze tracking portal

The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has announced the launch of a haze tracking portal. This was revealed at the SIIA's Haze Roundtable on 6 Nov 2014, a dialogue involving academics, private sector representatives, and NGOs from around the region. The portal, which is...

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