Vietnam is rising as Southeast Asia’s new wind hero, with power capacity soon to dwarf that of all other Asean nations and the world’s biggest offshore wind farm to be built off its windy coast, but challenges remain.
Energy demand is booming, but government policies signal continued reliance on oil, gas and coal. Much stronger action is needed to improve renewables deployment and energy efficiency, said IEA in a new report.
New coal plant development in Southeast Asia is down for the second year in a row, a new report from Global Energy Monitor has revealed. Could this herald the transition to clean energy for the world's most climate-vulnerable region?
Natalia Kanem and Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana –
How successful has the Asia Pacific region been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, ask experts as ministers and senior policymakers across the region gather in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics.
Robin Hicks –
After what could be the smallest win for the environment in the history of policymaking, we are left wondering: what will it take for Singapore to introduce serious legislation to combat plastic pollution?
Typhoon season in Asia is an annual, grim reminder of the need for more resilient infrastructure as the impact of climate change intensifies. Arcadis’ John Batten III talks about how cities can prepare themselves for worse weather.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.