Articles

February 22, 2019
Chandran Nair on Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Any global effort on climate change is toothless without the cooperation of national governments and their ability to act to support their aims...
January 16, 2019

The West is Struggling to Hit its Climate Targets. What Would the Developing World do Differently?

If the West is unable to fight climate change, then it falls to large developing nations...
December 4, 2018

The Cost of Cooling our Cities

The very air-conditioning that protects many of us from debilitating and life-threatening temperatures contain greenhouse gas-emitting refrigerants and require significant amounts of energy...
October 19, 2018

Climate Change, Economic Truths and the Limits to Growth

A threat like climate change requires strong actions by governments. Business and markets have roles to play...
September 21, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut’s Message to Hong Kong: Rethink Reclamation and Prepare for Climate Change Seriously

The latest superstorm should be a wake-up call to the government on the need to plan...
September 7, 2018

Why Pessimism is Under-rated

We need a definition of ‘progress’ that moves away from growth at any cost...
August 3, 2018

Why Asia’s Fintech Innovators Should Look at Myanmar

Regional financial centres Singapore and Hong Kong are buzzing with new fintech start-ups, accelerators and incubators...
June 30, 2018

Why so Few Asian Authors in Airport Bookstores?

The region needs an international-standard publisher to promote and explain Eastern perspectives to a global audience...
June 28, 2018

Warding Off the ‘Resource Curse’ in New Malaysia

An ethos of responsible resource management must pervade the entire government and be invested in strong institutions...
May 11, 2018

Malaysians Reject Fear Tactics and Opt for Change

A first ever opposition victory signals voters’ disgust with corruption...
May 4, 2018

Making Technology Socially Responsible

Asian governments need new ‘licence to operate’ for local and foreign tech companies...
April 30, 2018

Finding Sufficient Land Won’t Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis on its Own, and it May Not Even be the Most Pressing Issue