Environment

Launglon, Myanmar (Burma)

The bursting of the bubble: Why tourism might be hurting Southeast Asia

The potential for tourism to influence the future relationships between Australia and the ASEAN Nations is undeniable. In 2017 alone, Australians made more than 3 million trips to ASEAN countries, and travellers from ASEAN countries made just over 1.4 million trips down under. Young Australians are increasingly attracted to the prospect studying & travelling throughout …

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Save Pulau Pari: the risks of increased tourism in the ASEAN region

WRITTEN BY HWEI-SEE KAY Two hours by ferry from the bustling Big Durian, Jakarta, is Pulau Pari (Pari Island). Pulau Pari is located in the Thousand Islands regency, a popular weekend destination for those looking to escape Jakarta and an area that has been earmarked by the Indonesian government as one of the ‘ten new …

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ASEAN’s renewable energy resistance will leave it defenceless against climate change

“Renewable energy investments must be prioritised. And it must be a cornerstone of the region’s agenda in building a climate-resilient ASEAN.”

Thomas Da Jose writes on why ASEAN must prioritise investment in renewable energy, not just to combat climate change but to ensure the economic growth and energy security of the region.

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Masy Solar lights: the way for rural communities to adopt renewable technology

Masy Solar is a humanitarian engineering project that aims to bring solar lights to the thousands of families who need it the most – poor and vulnerable households across rural communities in the Philippines. The grassroots organisation fosters community ownership of an inclusive solar energy program by empowering families, especially women and youths, with leadership and …

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