Through working together we can have meaningful change, one at a time, and that is the way to have a more sustainable society and a better world.
- Dr. Thanikun Chantra
There's a lot of stories to tell if you scratch beyond the surface.
- Johanna Son
If we don’t protect the Mekong River from destructive development projects, it will be too late.
-Tipakson Manpati

Photo Essays on COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

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Photo-Essay: Ho Chi Minh City Devastated as Huge Wave of Coronavirus Hits

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COVID-19 Recovery in Southeast Asia: Jakarta, Oh Jakarta!

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COVID-19 Recovery in Southeast Asia: Snapshots from Metro Manila, the Philippines

COVID-19, Bangkok, and Its People: A Photo Essay by Amphon Chansirisri

Food is the focal point of ecosystem restoration. If we want to tackle climate change, we have to start from food.
- Hans and Wallapa van Willenswaard
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The Wong Sikep or Sedulur Sikep Movement of Central Java’s Longue Durée in Its Paradoxical Nature

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Direct Elections, Patronage and the Failure of Party Cadre-ship: Dynastic Politics in Indonesia

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Should Nuclear Power Have a Future in Thailand?

Recent Publications

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COVID-19 Stimulus and Improving Energy Transition in Malaysia: Analysis and Recommendation

This research examines Malaysia’s COVID-19 economic recovery plans and the extent to which they support a socially just, clean energy transition in the country. Despite government acknowledgement that a sustainable recovery can help transition to a climate resilient economy, provide jobs, and improve productivity, the study finds that the proportion of financing given to green initiatives in Malaysia’s pandemic stimulus packages is limited.

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Think Global Act Local: Exploring the Role of Community Renewable Energy in National Achievement of an Inclusive, Just Energy Transition

In this paper, we argue that renewable energy offers more than simply technological benefits to the energy sector; it also offers an opportunity for distributed energy resources (mini-grids, roof top solar) and community ownership and management of energy resources to advance national power development agendas. We draw on case studies from Cambodia and Vietnam to demonstrate that decentralized renewable energy options can provide rural communities with clean and affordable electricity that also offer a range of social, economic, environmental, technological and political benefits.

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Community Mobilization for Energy Security: A Case Study of the Danu Self-Administered Zone in Myanmar

Myanmar’s energy planning is highly centralized. The state-managed energy infrastructure has struggled to meet growing demand for electricity and connect populations living in remote regions to the national electricity grid. The 2021 military coup has further undermined the centralized energy system. This paper highlights ongoing exclusions in energy access and evaluates the limitations of centralized electrification, before turning to examine the viability of decentralized offgrid energy options in Myanmar.

ATLASES

Agrifood Atlas – Facts and figures about the corporations that control what we eat

Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields

Ocean Atlas: Understanding the threats to our marine ecosystems

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel