2020: Tough Year for Climate Change, Amid the Need for Climate Resiliency
Under the radar due to COVID-19 fanfare, the news about Indonesia’s disappearing islands, Singapore’s hottest year on record, and Myanmar’s climate migrations opened the first-quarter of 2020. COVID-19 might be the most pressing issue of 2020, but climate change has become a common threat to humanity for decades. Both would leave far-reaching consequences if left unattended. As the impact of climate change on social security in the ASEAN region—a highly vulnerable region in the world—becomes increasingly apparent, building a climate-resilient region must be pursued swiftly. Through our climate insights, we serve the readers a story of what happened in ASEAN energy-climate issues in the first quarter of 2020.