Articles Category: Environment

Climate Change

UNICEF says approximately one billion children are at an “extremely high risk” of the impacts of the climate change crisis. Research has shown that children born now will face much more extreme weather and other climate disasters than their grandparents experienced in their lifetimes.  The ASEAN asked children in the region about the impact of Climate Change

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, first woman Prime Minister of Norway, pioneered the concept of sustainable development and shaped its early agenda. She is a founding member of The Elders, the group of independent global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007 who work for peace, justice and human rights. Dr. Brundtland served as Director General Gro Harlem Brundtland

Clean Air and Clean Water for ASEAN: ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2021

Scientists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore clinched the prestigious ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2021 for their outstanding professional achievements. Taking the theme of “Clean Water and Clean Air,” the prize sought to recognise women scientists who have made significant strides towards addressing air pollution and facilitating people’s access to safe water and sanitation Clean Air and Clean Water for ASEAN: ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2021

Roberto “Ka Dodoy” Ballon

Long before experts sounded the alarm bells on depleting mangrove forests, Roberto Ballon, fondly called “Ka Dodoy,” and his fledgling group of fishermen were already knee-deep planting mangrove trees in their coastal community of Concepcion in the Municipality of Kabasalan, Province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

ASEAN in the Face of Global Climate Change Agenda: COP26 and Beyond

Climate change remains one of the most challenging environmental issues of our generation and is an ongoing  threat to global  security. Its adverse impacts are manifested across communities around the world including in the Southeast Asian region. Significant research has uncovered notable changes in climate variables and climate related hazards in the region, including intensified ASEAN in the Face of Global Climate Change Agenda: COP26 and Beyond

Ban Ki-moon

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reflects on his 10-year tenure as chief diplomat and development advocate, and the role that mutlilateralism plays in addressing ongoing and emerging global challenges.