A climate for change: Beyond protests, there is much that companies and governments can do

Environmental issues are making headlines. Beyond protests, there is much that companies and governments can do to curb carbon emissions and temperature rise

Despite sceptics - most notably US President Donald Trump - people today are increasingly concerned about climate change and are calling for action.

Governments are responding, with some 60 world leaders gathered for the climate summit last month. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended for the first time and highlighted Singapore's climate commitments, outlined earlier at the National Day Rally. Thailand's Premier Prayut Chan-o-cha also presented what the Asean region can do, with Thailand as the current chair of the group.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2019, with the headline 'A climate for change'. Print Edition | Subscribe