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18 Sep Indonesia Forest Fires Causing Southeast Asia Haze

Singapore Institute of International Affairs Chairman Simon Tay discusses the haze affecting parts of Southeast Asia, its cause and what's being done about it. He speaks to Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin on "First Up" on 16 September 2015. Q. It's not a new problem, it's been going on for...

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04 Sep Confusion clouds regional cooperation to fight haze

It is clear that the haze from fires burning in Indonesia has returned and is worsening. On Tuesday last week (Aug 25), visibility in Palembang, the provincial capital of South Sumatra, was down to about 300m. The count of possible fire hot spots has risen...

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12 Jun Indonesia’s One Map crucial for conflict-free development

Indra Pelani was energetic and inquisitive. After planting the fields, he often roamed the village with his camera to record life in Tebo, a district in the resource-rich Indonesian province of Jambi. Sometimes he would capture clashes between the local farming community and the plantation...

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22 May Media: Second Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

On Wednesday, 13 May, the SIIA held our second Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources, on the theme "Sustainability: A New Profit Driver?". Below is a summary of related articles and media coverage for the event. Videos from the dialogue are now available on YouTube.   Keynote Address by Dr...

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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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