I was invited to speak on a panel on “Sustainable Consumption and Production, Green Growth and COVID Economic Recovery” as part of a webinar series by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. Speakers were invited to reflect on the recently released Dasgupta Report in the ASEAN context. I spoke on “COVID-19, Southeast Asian Haze, and Socioenvironmental-Epidemiological Feedback”, which was based on a paper developed with Dr T.E.L. Smith at the London School of Economics. The webinar can be viewed here.
I was invited by Dr Carl Middleton from Chulalongkorn University to have a dialogue with him on “Transboundary Governance of Haze in Southeast Asia: Challenges and Solutions” as part of the Political Ecology in Asia Dialogue Series. The dialogue premiered on the Centre for Social Development Studies’ Facebook Page on 10 June 2021. The video can be viewed here and more information about the dialogue can be found at the CSDS website here.
I was invited to be one of the speakers in the lecture series on “Understanding the New Southern Policy with Experts” organised by the School of International Studies, Jeonbuk National University, South Korea. I spoke on the topic of “ASEAN, Malaysia, and Republic of Korea: The Environment and Air Pollution”. Here, I discussed the complementarities between the governance of ASEAN haze and Northeast Asian yellow dust, and opportunities for cooperation.
I was invited to be part of a panel discussing “EU & ASEAN: Working Together for a Green Recovery” organised by the EU-ASEAN ABC on 23 February 2021. The panel was moderated by Don Kanak, Chairman, EU-ASEAN Business Council and other members of the panel were H.E. Igor Driesmans, Ambassador of the European Union to ASEAN, Lars Tveen, President, Developing Regions, Danfoss, and Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe at Breakthrough Energy.
The virtual webinar provided an overview of ongoing actions in the EU and ASEAN to support the EU green deal priorities and green agenda and presented the opportunities that the EU green deal offer to business and civil society in ASEAN. We focused on areas where the two regions could step up their cooperation to achieve results in a short term (such as decarbonisation of the energy sector; sustainable finance; circular economic and fight against plastic pollution).
A recent commentary I wrote in collaboration with Dr Rini Astuti and Ms Tan Zu Dienle from Asia Research Institue, National University of Singapore, was published on 31 July 2019 in both The Conversation Australia and Indonesia. We are collaborating together under a project on Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia, sponsored by the Singapore Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Read the full piece here.