Time for Asean to prioritise climate action

As 2018 chair of Asean, Singapore is ideally placed to prioritise climate change on Asean's agenda. After all, among the world's 10 countries most affected by climate change, four - Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam - are Asean members. And for Singapore to advance the regional agenda on climate action would be fitting in view of the twin themes of Asean 2018: resilience and innovation.

The World Economic Forum ranks climate change as the top global threat to prosperity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2018, with the headline 'Time for Asean to prioritise climate action'. Subscribe