Southeast Asia’s largest economy is currently pursuing a 2060 target for emissions neutrality, but has been struggling to receive favourable funding terms from foreign financiers to phase out coal power.
Emerging markets are in urgent need of financing to support their low-carbon transition. While the world's attention has been shifting to attracting international private finance into the developing world, mobilising domestic capital will be just as important.
Promoting locally manufactured products and services is expected to be a potential next move for Vietnam’s renewable energy supply chain. Will this be the right call?
Monika Merdekawati, Ngoc Huong Giang Vu dan Dr. Nuki Agya Utama
Malaysia seeks to ensure that the poor benefit from fuel subsidies instead of the rich, but rationalisation can also contribute towards sustainability. Savings from removing fuel subsidies can be used to develop low-carbon alternatives.
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Our urban infrastructure is responsible for almost 40 per cent of global carbon emissions. Climate solutions need to include the biggest energy guzzlers, clean energy and retrofitting old buildings.
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.
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
Laos has announced the construction of two new coal plants for this year, despite growing evidence that coal power comes with significant financial risk. What is holding back the country from tapping its rich clean energy resources instead?
The Philippines has ended new coal development as it pursues a low-carbon future. Don Paulino of non-profit Philippine Energy Independence Council and boss of Shell's exploration arm, argues why natural gas should remain in the energy mix.
Climate change is causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate, and nowhere is more at risk than archipelagic Southeast Asia. Climate scientist Professor Benjamin Horton of the Earth Observatory of Singapore tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the risks of rising waters and what can be done to address the problem.