Sustainable trade in biodiversity products can help to protect Southeast Asia’s natural habitat, build community enterprises and satisfy commercial imperatives all at once. A project in Laos and another in Myanmar point a way forward.
With a little help from cloud technology, improved regulation and smart design, nature-based solutions can solve many challenges, experts told GovInsider’s recent Festival of Innovation.
Meet the public sector officers who will be speaking at our upcoming Festival of Innovation, 13th – 14th July.
Dr. Ir. Fadjry Djufry, M.Si Director General of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development shares how the organisation is championing sustainable agriculture and improving the country’s agricultural productivity.
Shahrukh Khan, National Coordinator at Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Pakistan, shares how the organisation is improving water use efficiency and lowering methane emissions from rice crops.
Shawn Huang, Member of Parliament in the Jurong Spring ward, shares how electrical vehicles can transform the shared mobility space in Singapore.
Professors from Cornell University and the University of Auckland highlight alternative methods to sustainably deal with Covid-19 waste.
Members from the Coastal Sustainability Alliance share how the group is using cutting-edge tech like electric vessels, AI and digital twins to green Singapore’s shores.
Chong Mien Ling, Chief Sustainability Officer at PUB shares how the water agency can meet the nation’s water needs while going carbon free.
Experts shared how satellites are measuring emissions at COP26, the UN’s climate change conference in Glasgow.
While the final commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions could have been better, there were enough positives to hope for a greener future.