General Electric, one of the largest manufacturers of thermal turbines globally, said it would withdraw from the 'new build' coal power market. What does that mean for coal ventures already in the pipeline?
Most resources are still flowing into unsustainable activities because of inertia, the way risk is assessed, and ‘debilitating’ uncertainty over what sustainable investment is, said UN assistant secretary-general for economic development Elliott Harris.
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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.
Bambang Susantono and Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaKanni Wignaraja –
Countries must not return to business as usual after the pandemic if they are to have any chance of creating a greener and fairer world in the years ahead. As lockdowns ease, what will it take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Just as unbridled climate change will seriously harm the economy and its workers, so will failure to improve human-capital management and safeguard workers’ wellbeing. Both climate action and social protections must be embedded in Covid-19 recovery strategies.
Using a coal retirement mechanism, nations could phase out coal power and replace it with renewables more quickly while creating new jobs, improving public health, and changing the trajectory of carbon emissions.
Responding to the global crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic means charting a new economic course. Equitably managing a phaseout of coal, oil and gas extraction is a fundamental part of that plan, states a new academic paper.
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In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
Zafirah Zein –
Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in …
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation …