Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last week announced a plan to halt all new coal developments, a huge about-turn for a country which previously had the biggest coal expansion plans in Southeast Asia.
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The palm oil sector was widely blamed for the haze that plagued Southeast Asia earlier this year. Agus Purnomo, managing director for sustainability and stakeholder engagement, Golden Agri-Resources, outlines what the industry giant is doing to produce the crop more sustainably.
There are only a few days to go before the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 takes place in Paris and with this comes the question: where does the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) stand in the negotiations?
Big Gas, and Big Coal need to accept responsibility for climate change and start making real contributions to adaptation, or prepare to battle for their own survival – a battle that, in the long term, they simply cannot win, says Stephen Leonard, president of the Climate Justice Programme.
Once again a haze of smoke has descended upon Southeast Asia. The smoke originates in Indonesia, and has happened nearly every year since 1997. It begs the question whether international law can be used to put a stop to it.
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 ...