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Sustainable Asia - More than deep-tech and platforms

2022/93 "Climate Emergency and Food-Energy Conflicts in Southeast Asia" by Prapimphan Chiengkul - ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

It’s not unusual to read a perspective article like this and come away wondering how we can possibly solve such a complex problem. When considering solutions, simply thinking about things like “deep-tech” and “platform or software solutions” really does very little to get us closer to figuring out the right thing to do.

The authors flag out a ‘4Es’ interconnected process at the end of the article - “enclosure (what resources are being captured), exclusion (who are being excluded from the decision-making process), encroachment (what environmental damage will occur), and entrenchment (whether the projects will exacerbate inequalities)”.

Noticed that each of these calls for the expansion of the problem statement to encompass the wider ecosystem and begs for brave leadership & deep collaboration in the planning process.


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