Welcome to hbs Southeast Asia
My parents asked me to look after the land for my children and grandkids. Since there are no stores that sell land, I will always obey their will.
Sarman, Farmer in Kendeng Mountains, Central Java

Kendeng Is Not for Sale: The Struggle against Cement Industry in Indonesia - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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The Mekong Delta of Vietnam – Hopes for the “Nine Dragons River” with Le Dinh Tuyen

The Mekong Delta of Vietnam – Hopes for the “Nine Dragons River” with Le Dinh Tuyen - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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At the end of the day, the Mekong River is our life, it's our love for our children, and their bright futures.
Le Dinh Tuyen, Vietnam
This is what you breathe every single minute that you remain alive.
Weenarin Lulitanonda

Air Pollution in Thailand: The Right to Breathe Clean Air with Weenarin Lulitanonda - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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Bees in Thailand: Native Honeybees and Sustainable Beekeeping with Dr. Orawan Duangphakdee - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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Please be friendly to the bees and then we will live in harmony with the nature.
Dr. Orawan Duangphakdee

Photo Essays on COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

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COVID-19 in Singapore: Technology and Systematic Orderly Approaches

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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

Food as a Commons with Hans and Wallapa van Willenswaard - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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ASEAN explained in 5 minutes - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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Recent Publications

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Loss and Damage: Perspectives from Southeast Asia

Policy Brief

According to the Global Climate Risk Index, among the top ten countries at risk to climate-related extreme weather events, three (3) countries are from Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand). As these climate hazards increase in intensity, outweighing the ability of vulnerable groups and communities to adapt, losses and damages will also increase.

Stories of Feminist Mobilisation:

Under the banner “For Feminist Mobilisation”, the Global Feminist Pitch 2022 wanted to give attention to feminist movements that do not get the deserved space in the public discourse. Twelve feminists from Brazil, Syria, Jamaica, Belarus, Venezuela, Kenya, Romania, the Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, and Hungary had the opportunity write about the feminist mobilisation in their respective regions in a format of their choice. The result is “Stories of Feminist Mobilisation”.

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Climate Change under Indonesia’s G20 Presidency 2022: Overview, Challenges and Ways Forward

This paper addresses the extent to which the G20 pays serious attention to the issue of climate change under Indonesia’s presidency. It provides an overview of the priority agenda related to climate change and debatable issues during the negotiation process. This paper then highlights multifaceted challenges to build consensus on climate actions in the G20 and commendable deliverables as outcomes of the G20 in 2022. Recommendations are proposed at the end of the paper.

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