BANGKOK, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of
an elderly Singaporean cyclist after a collision with an
electric scooter, has renewed the debate around the safety of
such devices that transport analysts say are key to improving
urban mobility in Asia's booming cities.
BANGKOK, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Palm oil
plantations in Indonesia and commercial fruit orchards in the
Philippines have uprooted indigenous people and rural
communities from their land, despite laws put in place to
protect them, human rights groups said.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New technologies used to map areas in developing nations for granting titles and aiding development could be misused to further marginalize vulnerable people, analysts and land experts warned on Friday.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's a friendly greeting heard everywhere in New Zealand, but charges of cultural appropriation have pitted Kiwis with indigenous Maori heritage against the national airline, after it sought to trademark a logo with the words "kia ora".
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An online project mapping all of the world's indigenous lands will help secure legal rights, and alert communities to the potential threats of illegal logging and mining, land and indigenous rights groups said on Friday.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Huge renewable energy projects planned in Asia, such as solar parks and hydropower dams, risk accelerating the conversion of farmland, uprooting communities and destroying livelihoods, energy experts and human rights activists warned on Tuesday.
HONG KONG, Sept 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Luk Chin
Tak spends much of his life in the tiny, windowless room he
shares with his wife in Hong Kong, where the waiting time for
public housing has just hit a near two-decade high.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asian cities are switching to electric vehicles in a bid to tackle worsening air quality, cut climate changing emissions, and expand their public transport networks, climate experts said on Friday.
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Small islands and coastal cities in Asia-Pacific need more funds to assist vulnerable communities and help them decide whether to relocate or stay and defend against rising sea levels and extreme weather, climate experts said on Thursday.
HONG KONG, Sept 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many
young married couples in Hong Kong, Nick Infinger and his
partner struggled to find a home they could afford. So last
year, they applied for a public housing flat and prepared for
the long wait.