Southeast Asia

The Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) has issued a landmark USD95 million sustainability bond to help finance a sustainable natural rubber plantation on heavily degraded land in two provinces in Indonesia.

The project incorporates extensive social and environmental objectives and safeguards. The planted areas will serve as a buffer zone to protect a threatened national park from encroachment.

Read more: Asia's first corporate sustainability bond issued by TLFF Indonesia


KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Seah Kian Hoe was just 10 years old, he would jump on the back of his parent’s small truck during school holidays and help them collect scrap, going door-to-door around neighborhoods in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor.

Read more: Southeast Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban



“The journey ahead offers limitless opportunities”, said India’s agriculture minister at a summit in New Dehli yesterday.

Read more: India and Southeast Asian nations commit to climate smart agriculture


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