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PROPERTY

Asia-Pacific real estate assets at 'high risk' from climate change

Reuters, Published on 22/05/2024

» SINGAPORE - Nearly one in ten properties owned by leading real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the Asia-Pacific region may be at "high risk" of damage from climate change, particularly in coastal regions, a report published on Wednesday showed.

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OPINION

Asia-Pacific's loss of biodiversity

Oped, Published on 22/05/2024

» In recent months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and others have pointed to an increase in food insecurity and "hunger hotspots" in various parts of Asia and the Pacific. While conflicts and climate crises can carry some of the blame, we must acknowledge that the slow but steady erosion of our region's biodiversity is an equal or even greater threat to our future food security.

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LIFE

A Thai actor takes the stage at Cannes

Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 22/05/2024

» In a dreary rural town in Taiwan, illegal Southeast Asian workers live a precarious existence toiling away in farms or homes while enduring tough bosses and prying authorities. Most of them are from the Philippines or Indonesia, but there are also a large number from Myanmar and Thailand.

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THAILAND

Bangchak Champions ESG and Decarbonisation at Argus Asia 2024

Published on 21/05/2024

» Gloyta Nathalang, Acting Senior Executive Vice President of Sustainability Management and Corporate Communications at Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited, recently participated in a fireside chat with Adam Nye, an executive at Argus Media, during the Argus Asia Carbon Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The discussion centred on "Navigating Corporate Stewardship – Advancing ESG Initiatives and Achieving Decarbonisation Goals in the VCM". Argus Media specialises in presenting and analysing energy and commodity market data.

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OPINION

Land reform dangers

News, Editorial, Published on 20/05/2024

» The recent decision by the cabinet to amend regulations to allow farmers to use state land beyond agricultural purposes has raised concerns about potential misuse and exploitation for commercial benefits.

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OPINION

Green push needs united approach

News, Published on 20/05/2024

» Bridging the divide between agriculture and forestry is imperative for climate action. The global and national race is on to steeply reduce emissions over the next six years. According to the watershed Global Stocktake report, released ahead of COP28 in Dubai, we face the daunting task of reducing emissions by 43% by 2030 to retain the possibility of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century, and 27% to stabilise at a 2-degree temperature increase. Since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, we have managed only to be on track for a 2% reduction in emissions against 2019 baselines. Each subsequent year, we collectively feel the impacts of a hotter, more volatile climate as new records are set for temperature and natural disasters.

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OPINION

Who pays the price?

Oped, Postbag, Published on 18/05/2024

» Re: "Clean air comes before animal feed", (Editorial, May 12).

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SPORTS

Can the Hammers upset the applecart on last day of season?

Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 18/05/2024

» Only West Ham stand in the way of Manchester City picking up a record fourth consecutive Premier League title tomorrow although it would be fair to say not too many football fans can see the Hammers upsetting City at the Etihad Stadium.

GENERAL

More local input needed to adjust tax law

Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 17/05/2024

» Local governments must play a greater role in amending the land and building tax law, which has been in effect for five years, says Pornchai Thiraveja, director-general of the Fiscal Policy Office.

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TRAVEL

Mark Visakha Bucha Day in Sukhothai

Life, Published on 16/05/2024

» To commemorate Visakha Bucha Day, worshippers and tourists in the ancient town of Sukhothai are welcome to gather at Wat Chang Lom and participate in the wian thian ceremony between May 21 and 22 to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha.