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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.  The ...

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. ...