In 2018, Malaysia, a major plastics manufacturer, developed a roadmap to zero single-use plastics by 2030 and in 2019, the Thai Retailers Association enacted a voluntary ban on plastic bags across over 24,000 retail outlets. And in Vietnam, the goal ...

Despite having the largest share of the world’s tropical forest, Southeast Asia has become the world’s major deforestation hotspot that suffers from severe biodiversity loss. This is mostly due to the conversion of intact forests into plantations, such as for ...

Deaths and accidents have triggered changes of heart among illegal loggers in Jember and Banyuwangi, East Java, who are now working hard to protect forests. ...

The Masungi Geopark in Rizal province, the Philippines shows the world that it sometimes doesn't take much effort to restore a degraded forest; we just need to give room to let it heal itself. ...

Once illegal loggers, villagers in Jember and Banyuwangi have started to look to alternate sources of income to prevent further destruction of Meru Betiri forest, one of the last tropical rainforests in Java. ...

Mamuyao farmers in Rizal province, the Philippines leaves the traditional slash-and-burn for forest restoration project in the area. ...

Activists promote solar power and legislation to create a green economy and justice in energy production ...

The burden of safeguarding the region’s rich resources falls on local environmental groups and a small number of park rangers. ...

Communities in four Southeast Asian countries — Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines — have been leading efforts to protect and restore degraded forests and return their function of storing emissions amid the climate crisis. ...

A decade-old agribusiness in the Philippines is empowering organic farmers across Northern Luzon, while giving them a voice in pricing their crops. ...