Vietnam has signed off its much-anticipated solar support scheme, bringing developers bittersweet relief amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, solar's future in the country hinges on Hanoi's next move.
In its new plan to tackle global heating submitted to the United Nations this week, Japan has left its already unambitious emissions target untouched, drawing criticism from experts as well as architects of the historic Paris climate deal.
Dirk Messner and Nick Nuttall –
The Covid-19 pandemic underlines the fact that we are all in this together: no country is immune from major global threats. And the same solidarity between countries and peoples is needed to address the even greater risk of climate change.
In addition to threatening millions of lives and the global economy, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that human societies are capable of transforming themselves more or less overnight. In fact, there's no better time than now to usher in systemic economic change.
Asia Pacific has taken great strides to eradicate poverty and hunger, but the region must do more—and fast—to meet environment-focused Sustainable Development Goals as the sustainability narrative is dominated by the Covid-19 virus, writes UNESCAP's Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana.
Robin Hicks –
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
Zafirah Zein –
Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
The Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) conducted a full-scale real-world laboratory test on Halio electrochromic glazing (EC) technology or known as smart-tinting glass at the BCA SkyLab ...
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation ...