Using agroforestry techniques, the practice has become crucial for biodiversity conservation and local climate resilience. ...

Nina, a 14-year-old Indonesian climate activist says the youth must be brave and speak up against polluting industries. ...

For the Philippines, as one of the nations that is most vulnerable to the climate crisis, the outcomes of COP26 are vital. However, the lack of transparency in the strategy and decision-making of the country’s delegation is becoming a major ...

Civil society and environmental activists across Asia criticized some provisions of the energy transition mechanism (ETM) proposed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Indonesia and the Philippines. The activists said the proposed mechanism undermines “just energy transition” in the ...

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is a chance for Vietnam to show its commitment to addressing climate change. Despite the country’s long-term dependence on fossil fuels, Prime Minister of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh claimed that the challenges would not ...

Patricia shares her experiences heading a team of media researchers investigating the coverage and discourse on plastics in Southeast Asia. ...

Participating in Climate Tracker’s research project on media coverage of plastics in Southeast Asia in the past two months has provided me with a toolbox of hard and soft skills for my professional journalism. Research has proven to be a ...

When I joined Climate Tracker’s media research project on single-use plastics, Bangkok was partially under lockdown again. Ordering food and goods from delivery apps also became the new normal for city dwellers.  How many pieces of plastic packaging do we ...

Southeast Asia has seen the problem of plastic waste grow in urgency as fast-paced urbanization, a reliance on single-use plastic products, and continued plastic production have made plastic a convenient choice for its population of over 650 million people. ...

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 ...