Environment

Lessons learned from Covid-19 for Green Recovery in the Post Pandemic World

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. Coronavirus disease (known as the …

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The Australia-Asia Power Link: Connecting our region to tackle climate change

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. How Australia can transition from …

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The Forest Fire Response Potential of Social Forestry

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. The image of choking columns …

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Stop kicking the “Can” down the road – Start picking “It” up and taking action

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. 2020 was a devastating year …

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The Deforestation Crisis Down Under: Voices of Passionate Young People Need to be Heard

This op-ed is part of AASYP’s Digital Dialogues 2021, which is a programme that aims to provide a platform and forum for future leaders from across the region to contribute to the policymaking and diplomacy sphere by engaging in issues relating to Gender and Diversity, Green Recovery, and Emerging Economies. When people mention Australia, they …

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Enhancing ASEAN-Australia Political Action On Climate Change to Handle Bushfires

Bushfires are one of the ways in which ASEAN countries and Australia are both experiencing the impacts of climate change. To protect and prevent further damage to forest ecosystems, bushfire management, including prevention, control, extinguishment, and planning of cross-regional bushfire handling, is required. ASEAN-Australia political action can play a strategic role to encourage each region …

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Why Australia Should Strengthen Environmental Protections: Considering the Indo-Pacific

As Australia balances economic recovery post-COVID and our obligations to policy areas such as healthcare, welfare and education, many policies and programs have been caught in the crossfire. Environmental policy is no exception. While many economies struggle due to COVID-19, discussion of regional collaboration to protect our environment becomes increasingly important. On 3 September 2020, …

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Waste not, Want not: Adopting circular economy principles to tackle plastic waste in the Indo-Pacific

The world is drowning in an ocean of plastic, and the Indo-Pacific is largely to blame. More than 350 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally every year, less than 10% of which is recycled, as shown in the Plastic Pollution Report. More than half of the world’s plastic is produced in Asia. Over 8 …

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