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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