About the Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR)
The SIIA has organised key dialogues on transboundary haze pollution since 1997, when large-scale fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra led to one of the worst haze episodes in Southeast Asia on record. The annual SDSWR has become the SIIA’s flagship sustainability dialogue, bringing together 300 policymakers, industry delegates, NGO representatives, academics, and members of the media for a day-long discussion on the latest opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of sustainable and equitable growth in ASEAN’s resource sector.
The Dialogue has served as a key multi-stakeholder platform for featuring best practices, new commitments, and noteworthy cross-sector collaborations. From the First SDSWR (2014) (Environment and Growth: Conflict or Convergence) and the Second SDSWR (2015) (Sustainability: A New Profit Driver?) to the Third SDSWR (2016) (Global Consensus, Regional Action: Recommitting to Sustainable Growth), the Dialogue has seen a shift from making the case for sustainability to recognising its absolute necessity.
The SDSWR attracts significant media coverage, and has been featured in BBC and Channel NewsAsia, and in news outlets including Bangkok Post, Bernama, Eco-Business, Jakarta Globe, Lianhe Zaobao, Tempo, The Borneo Post, The Nation, The Straits Times, and TODAY. The SIIA also hosts HazeTracker.org, an online repository of maps and articles on haze-related issues designed for a Singapore audience.