Electric vehicles promise to help slash greenhouse gas emissions and tackle air pollution choking Southeast Asia's cities. But, under the industry's bonnet are sustainability issues that dent its green credentials.
A bill that financially incentivises businesses to make positive social change is close to becoming law in the Philippines. But some worry the legislation offers excessive incentives and could allow industries like tobacco to use donations to exert influence over government officials.
Over 350,000 renewable energy jobs in the Philippines could be created by 2030. With the coal moratorium expected to add more clean energy capacity to the mix, could displaced power plant workers be among those to switch to green jobs?