SIIA Commentary, The Business Times - Regional collaboration can raise collective
climate and carbon commitments, while achieving economies of scale and mutual benefits.
The SIIA is the knowledge partner of the Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST). The Taskforce was established by the Singapore government in May 2020 to provide recommendations on how Singapore can stay economically resilient and build new sources of dynamism in the post-COVID-19 world. As the EST’s knowledge partner, the SIIA is organising a series of closed-door virtual roundtable dialogues with business leaders to gather insights and ideas that can be shared with the Taskforce, as well as holding public webinars to encourage discussion on the future of Singapore’s economy.
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ASEAN is becoming an increasingly active and influential player on the global stage. Our research focuses on collective efforts to build cooperation and connectivity in South-east Asia and beyond. We look at how political and socioeconomic developments affect business in the region.
We seek to drive international action and collaboration across sectors to deal with environmental challenges. We work closely with governments, corporations and NGOs to tackle environmental issues such as the transboundary haze and climate change.
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Singapore’s future leaders will need to be involved on the international stage to make a positive difference in society. Through our research and engagement, we hope to help equip people in Singapore to become active and engaged 21st Century global citizens.
In 2017, we visited the village of Sungai Tohor in Riau, which has regained control of its lands from concession companies. This documentary highlights how Indonesia’s land reform push has helped the community play a stronger role in fighting climate change by preventing fires and haze.