Melinda Martinus is the Lead Researcher in Socio-cultural Affairs at the ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Articles by Melinda Martinus (25)
Sharon Seah|Mirza Sadaqat Huda|Melinda Martinus
The COP27 meeting in Egypt yielded some significant outcomes, such as a historic loss and damage provision. But geopolitics reared its ugly head and might have an impact on future meetings.
Sharon Seah|Joanne Lin|Melinda Martinus
Going into 2022, ASEAN flew into a perfect storm of challenges within and without. With the annual ASEAN summits over, the grouping is none the worse for the wear.
If ASEAN’s Coordinating Council comprising its foreign ministers and their High-level Task Force manages to influence their national leaders to make the right moves despite global uncertainty, ASEAN’s environmental, socio-economic and cultural future can be set on the right, albeit steeper, trajectory.
Melinda Martinus|Sharon Seah
Despite the high levels of interest in green investments in the region, some ASEAN countries are wavering in their commitments to clean energy transition.
Sharon Seah|Melinda Martinus
Southeast Asia remains deeply concerned about the effects of climate change, but commitment and enthusiasm for practical action vary.