Travel restrictions and obstruction of supplies borne out of the pandemic have fast-tracked the drop in new coal in a region considered one of the strongest growth markets for dirty energy, a new Global Energy Monitor report has found.
Covid-19 has forced us to stop and think about our impact on the planet, and to imagine the kind of world we want. There is still time for governments to plan for a green recovery, which would also address existing structural problems.
In his penultimate State of the Nation address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte did not indicate how renewable energy could aid in the country’s recovery. Green groups were disappointed with his 'narrow environmental agenda'.