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‘Declare climate emergency to ensure transition to low-carbon pathway’, groups urge Duterte

Environmental groups urged President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a climate emergency to ensure that the government will act on the climate crisis with the much-needed urgency he has called during the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

‘No fish’: How dams and climate change are choking Asia’s great lake

For more than half a century, January meant prime fishing season for Pang Bin. He took his wooden boat out into Cambodia’s largest lake, his catches and their sales sustaining his family for much of the year. This month, the 75-year-old decided to call it quits, but not because of age or any health concerns. […]

‘Not Sufficient’: Thailand Rejects Report on Lao Hydropower Dam

The Sanakham dam is one of seven mega-dams that the landlocked country is planning, in defiance of environmental and economic sense.

‘We’ll burn if we don’t act now’: Philippines urged to learn lessons from Australian bushfires

MANILA, Philippines — The massive bushfires raging across Australia that have reportedly killed nearly half a billion animals are a warning to the world and should prod countries to set a firm course for climate action. Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment stressed this in a statement Monday as it called on President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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.

12th Malaysia Plan: What you need to know about the 2050 carbon neutral goal and other green measures

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Monday (Sep 27) tabled the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) in parliament, with a pledge for Malaysia to “become a carbon neutral country by 2050 at the earliest” listed alongside other measures to accelerate green growth.

2 Indonesian islands vanish; more at risk

JAKARTA • Two small islands in South Sumatra have disappeared as a result of rising sea levels driven by climate change, while four other islands are already on the brink of vanishing, the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has said. The province’s Betet Island and Gundul Island, which technically fell under the administration of […]

2019 was Singapore’s joint hottest year on record; and 2010-2019, the hottest decade ever

SINGAPORE – Last year proved to be one of the hottest years on record in Singapore, with the annual mean temperature hitting 28.4 deg C. A mean temperature of 27.94 deg C from 2010 to 2019 also made it the hottest decade ever. In its 2019 review of Singapore’s weather and climate released on Thursday (Jan 16), the […]

3 primary schools in Punggol start tapping on solar power as part of carbon-neutral push

SINGAPORE: Three primary schools in Punggol have begun tapping on electricity generated from solar panels as Singapore moves towards its target for at least 20 per cent of schools to be carbon-neutral by 2030.

3 things Indonesia needs to ensure the transparency of its emission trading scheme

Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest coal producers and greenhouse emitters, plans to launch its pilot emissions trading scheme in July, which can possibly lead to the implementation of the first national carbon market in Southeast Asia.