Melinda Martinus

Melinda Martinus is the Lead Researcher in Socio-cultural Affairs at the ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Melinda Martinus (25)

COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh: a Geopolitical Cop-out

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.

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen

ASEAN’s Season of Summitry: More Hits or Misses?

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.

A cyclist passes by solar panels at the Valenzuela Solar Farm in Valenzuela City

Putting Sustainability at the Heart of the ASEAN Community Post-2025 Vision

Melinda Martinus

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.

The State of Southeast Asia’s Green Recovery Post Covid-19

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.

Moving Southeast Asia’s Climate Needle: One Thread at a Time

Sharon Seah|Melinda Martinus

Southeast Asia remains deeply concerned about the effects of climate change, but commitment and enthusiasm for practical action vary.