Southeast Asia wants to shift to a clean energy system, but high energy demand and cost pressures could slow progress. The upcoming Asia Power Week brings together industry and policy leaders to discuss solutions to these issues.
A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Asia's investment in coal is falling while interest in renewables is growing. But can Southeast Asia, home to the world's largest coal exporter, truly go coal-free?
Susanne Becken –
International tourism may be booming but the benefits don't always reach the local populations due to leakage. Griffith University's Susanne Becken explains what leakage is and how to turn the situation around.
Deborah Lapidus –
Major banks are slowly but surely ruling out financing companies clearing forests for profit. Could this be the turning point in the fight to save Southeast Asia’s remaining forests, asks Mighty's campaign director Deborah Lapidus.
Ashwin Subramaniam –
The new mandatory reporting of packaging data is a good start, but the Singapore Packaging Agreement could afford to go further as it enters its second decade, writes Ashwin Subramaniam from Gone Adventurin.
The ambition and size of China's Belt and Road Initiative will have far-reaching impacts for development in the region. WRI China's Shouqing Zhu outlines how China could imbue sustainability into its massive infrastructure plan.
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...