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World Economic Forum founder outlines topics for Singapore meeting in August

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Critical global issues such as climate change, job reskilling and food security will be up for discussion when the World Economic Forum (WEF) meets in Singapore later this year, the first time its key stakeholders will meet in person since the Covid-19 pandemic began early last year.

Temasek’s focus will be climate change, says Ho Ching’s successor Dilhan Pillay

SINGAPORE – Incoming Temasek chief executive Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara said the state investor’s focus and biggest consideration is climate change.

Indonesia to push for mine rehab, reforestation after deadly floods

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government has walked back its denial that deforestation for coal mines exacerbated recently deadly flooding in southern Borneo, saying it will now push to rehabilitate abandoned mining pits.

Kingdom vows to reduce emissions

Cambodia is focusing mainly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the country’s goal of reducing its emissions by 21 million tonnes per year in order to combat climate change, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra.

Problem of cooling in a hotter Singapore

SINGAPORE – Climate change and urbanisation are nudging up temperatures in Singapore – and increasing the need for cooling here.

Tesla is about to launch in Singapore and could cost less than a Toyota Camry

Tesla is finally about to launch in Singapore, where the automaker had a false start before, and the Model 3 could cost less than a Toyota Camry in the country.  

Myanmar says it Committed to Greener Future

ASEAN Cities Threatened By Climate Change

The World Bank estimates the global population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 with two-thirds of this number living in cities. From that, an estimated 90 million people will move to cities in the Southeast Asian region.

10 lauded for efforts in environmental sustainability

To spur youth into talking constructively about climate change and help them understand the global developments on this front, Ms Melissa Low has been organising training workshops on such negotiations since 2018.

Race to Zero: Philippine business leaders commit to accelerating climate action

Manila, 27 January 2021— As part of continuing activities in the run-up to the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), the British Embassy Manila in partnership with Eco Business hosted the high-level virtual event ‘Leaders or Laggards: Corporate leadership in low-carbon post-pandemic recovery’. It brought together policy makers, business leaders, industry representatives, chambers of commerce, and climate advocates […]