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ESG: Sustainability Tag

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03 May Why forests will make or break the climate fight

SIIA Director Lee Chen Chen was quoted in an article by Vaidehi Shah published on the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) website and on Eco-Business on 3 May 2016. An excerpt is below. Lee Chen Chen, director of policy programmes at think-tank Singapore Institute of International Affairs, notes that the...

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22 Apr Media Coverage: 3rd S’pore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

On 15 April 2016, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held our 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on the theme of "Global Consensus, Regional Actions: Recommitting to Sustainable Growth", bringing together over 350 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics and members of the...

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15 Apr 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

On 15 April 2016, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs held our 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on the theme of "Global Consensus, Regional Actions: Recommitting to Sustainable Growth", bringing together over 350 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics and members of the...

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27 Nov Palm Oil: The Good, the Bad and the Coy

A recent call in France to boycott Nutella had many Italians going nuts. “We should stop eating Nutella,” French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal urged in a television interview. Her reason: the iconic chocolatehazelnut spread by Italy’s Ferrero Group is made with palm oil. “Oil palms...

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27 Nov Mobilizing Mass Efforts to Fight the Haze in Southeast Asia

The recent haze crisis has set a few new records in the region. Given the massive human and environmental costs, it will go down in history as one of the worst environmental disasters in Southeast Asia. The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has...

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20 Nov To stop the haze, take aim at land policies

When Mr Prayoto was born in Riau in 1980, oil palms occupied less than 10,000ha in the Indonesian province in central Sumatra. When he turned 21 and started working at the Riau Provincial Forestry Service, the figure breached one million hectares. It has since grown...

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30 Oct Putting the brakes on haze financing

In all the finger-pointing over the transboundary haze, some banks in Singapore have come under the spotlight for allegedly financing the culprits behind Indonesia’s forest fires. Now the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) has a new set of guidelines for banks to incorporate responsible financing...

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20 Oct Getting firms to take responsibility for the haze

It remains essential to work with the Indonesian government to address the haze. However, while intergovernmental cooperation remains key, there is every reason to expect corporations to do their part to stop the fires and haze or risk being taken to task. The first steps towards...

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