Southeast Asia's Clean Energy Transition

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Former Monetary Authority of Singapore sustainability chief Darian McBain and recruiter Paddy Balfour tell the Eco-Business podcast why people are exaggerating their ESG expertise and why that's a problem in a key region for sustainable development.
The agreements are signed amid warm bilateral ties, but energy relations between the two countries have not always been rosy. Safeguards are needed for the partnership to last, analysts say.
The proposal has been discussed twice in Cabinet meetings and the government is also looking into reducing electricity subsidies, though experts say this is something that will take 'more than just political will' to push through.
The populous coal-rich powerhouse has six months to tell investors how it plans to spend G7 money to decarbonise equitably. We ask experts about the risks, strategy, and opportunities.
As investors face pressure to green their portfolios, gas infrastructure that is unable to adapt to clean energy needs could fall out of favour.
With the policy lacking provisions to ban coal outright, think tank Ember believes the JETP may not suffice in aligning Indonesia with the global 1.5°C climate target.
New research shows that these three Southeast Asian nations are among the top 20 countries in the world with unused profitable hydropower potential. Strict environmental rules are, however, vital to unlocking this potential.
Central to the dispute appears to be the 4,200-kilometre electricity cable from Australia to Singapore – which one major investor wants replaced with hydrogen shipments.
Smaller projects could be more manageable, but local governments need to tackle bottlenecks, from building regulations to metering schemes and subscription plans.
The Indonesian tech giant says share price volatility will have no impact on its plans to decarbonise, eliminate waste and support vulnerable riders.
As the search for minerals such as lithium, nickel and cobalt spreads across Southeast Asia, the experience of local communities in the Philippines, a nickel mining powerhouse, could foretell risks to environment, health and livelihoods.
The global community needs to see an incredibly large scale of change in a very narrow window of time — here's what we need to do to secure a stable climate while leaving no one behind.
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