The Asian Development Bank has pledged to elevate climate financing by US$20 billion to US$100 billion by 2030. But the UN's António Guterres said that "much more is needed" as development banks have a crucial role to play in the world's low-carbon transition.
In a move to include more sectors and regions for implementing carbon-reducing projects in the Philippines, the Climate Change Commission has appointed 16 new experts to advise them on climate science.
Frank Rijsberman –
The South Korean government has decided to pursue a more aggressive greenhouse gas emission target by 2030. It should now push for more collaboration with other Asian countries to fulfil its promises, writes Dr Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute.
and John Murton –
With the urgency of the climate crisis becoming clearer by the day, governments and multilateral lenders must end public financing for fossil fuels and increase their support for renewables as soon as possible. This year's United Nations climate-change conference offers the perfect opportunity to lock in such commitments.
Coal-dependent Asia still has time to shift to clean energy. Replacing diesel generators and coal-fired grids with renewables is the best way ASEAN can contribute to the climate fight, writes Deepali Khanna of The Rockefeller Foundation.
A new generation of tycoons amassing wealth in the clean energy boom as the planet’s climate crisis accelerates. While facilitating a shift towards to more sustainable planet, some rank poorly for human rights and resource use.
Tim Ha –
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Time is running out to implement concrete plans capable of reining in a runaway biodiversity crisis. Government ministers and biodiversity experts are expected to begin negotiations in October over a …
The International Resource Panel, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, recently launched its assessment report Governing Coastal Resources: Implications for a Sustainable Blue Economy, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021. The …