Indonesia needs a policy overhaul to meet its 2025 renewable energy target. State-owned power utility PLN, which owns half of the country's coal power plants, should be accountable for the roll-out of clean energy, the authors of a new report argue.
As the host of the G20 summit to be held in Osaka this week, Japan is under fire to show 'climate leadership' by shaking itself free from coal. Its banks are among the world’s biggest financiers of the fossil fuel.
Bambang Susantono –
In Asia's growing megacities, an infrastructure finance gap is slowing mass transport development, resulting in thousands of hours wasted in horrendous traffic. Land value capture could unlock finance, writes ADB's Bambang Susantono.
Sunghoon Kris Moon –
Sunghoon Kris Moon of Asian Development Bank writes how city planners in the region are using smart solutions to allow digital technology to connect infrastructure and services to the people.
Della Syahni, Mongabay.com –
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
Gan Su Xuan –
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...