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The ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes were recognized in an award ceremony in Manila, Philippines. (left to right) H.E. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community; ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) Executive Director Roberto V. Oliva; Mr. Eyad Samhan (Brunei Darussalam); Mr. Sophea Chhin (Cambodia); Mr. Alex Waisimon (Indonesia); Mr. Nitsavanh Louangkhot Pravongviengkham (Lao PDR); Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid (Malaysia); Dr. Maung Maung Kyi (Myanmar); Dr. Angel Alcala (Philippines); Prof. Leo Tan Wee Hin (Singapore); Dr. Nonn Panitvong (Thailand); Prof. Dang Huy Huynh (Viet Nam); and Mr. Michael Bucki, EU Climate Change and Environment Counsellor to the ASEAN.

Ten biodiversity conservation advocates representing the grassroots, government, academic, and business sectors received the 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award at a ceremony held in Manila, Philippines on 07 August 2017. The inaugural award forms part of the celebration of ASEAN’s Golden Anniversary.

Read more: Ten conservation advocates receive 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award


Climate change due to global warming has impacted countries globally and Brunei Darussalam is no exception.

Read more: Brunei getting wetter, warmer


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Developing countries vulnerable to natural disasters are increasingly looking to build their resilience and find ways to mitigate the financial cost of disasters.

Read more: Philippines’ New Approach Provides Quick Financing after Natural Disasters


Farmers till a field in the southern city of Can Tho. Scientists are compiling a crop map for the Mekong Delta to counter the growing climate change impact in the region.

The plan will determine which crops would be cultivated and on what scale based on annual weather and natural disaster predictions, said Nguyen Hong Son head of the Department of Cultivation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Read more: Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change


AL Gore is back on the scene with a second blockbuster climate change movie.

The failed presidential candidate turned climate campaigner has followed up his first foray into film making, An Inconvenient Truth, with the similarly titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

Al Gore is releasing a new movie titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Read more: All The Gorey Details


AFTER: The sidewalk at Siam Square last Thursday. Barricades have been set up below Siam skytrain station where a bustling night market used to be to prevent street vendors from returning. (The Straits Times/Tan Hui Yee)

Air pollution in 14 provinces across Thailand is much higher than World Health Organisation (WHO) safe limits, Greenpeace revealed Monday in a shock report.

Read more: Air pollution alert in 14 Thai provinces


KUALA LUMPUR  - One in four people in Myanmar live in low-quality housing, exposing them to greater threats during natural disasters, the United Nations said Friday.

Read more: Millions of improved homes needed in Myanmar to cut disaster risk: UN


Slash-and-burn agriculture can wreak havoc with peatlands and forests. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Malaysia has been losing much of its peatlands and their ongoing loss bodes ill for the country’s environment. Peat swamps are home to a great deal of biodiversity with a fascinating kaleidoscope of species. They also absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide. In fact, peat swamps in Malaysia may store up to 20 times more carbon than adjacent lowland forests.

Read more: Slash-and-Burn Agriculture must Stop


For Malaysia, one important driver for reducing carbon emissions is the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015.

URBAN development is the primary producer of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. Fuelled by rising population, the situation will worsen unless steps are taken to implement green and sustainable development.

For Malaysia, one important driver for reducing carbon emissions is the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015. In Paris, we had made the commitment to reduce our carbon intensity of GDP by 45% by the year 2030 as compared with the 2005 level.

Read more: Positioning Malaysia at the forefront of low carbon cities


In 2015, massive fires burned across Indonesia, releasing hazardous smoke across neighboring countries. How close is the country to meeting its goal of reducing haze from future fires?

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Read more: Here’s What Indonesia is Doing About its Deadly Haze from Forest and Peatland Fires


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