The Monetary Authority of Singapore will launch a public consultation in the coming weeks on its proposal to include additional criteria for a managed coal phase-out in the Singapore-Asia taxonomy, says the central bank’s newly-appointed chief sustainability officer Gillian Tan.
Wording of the report's summary reflects the presence of political wrangling – net-zero terminology was prioritised over a mention that there is a need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Feasible solutions were downplayed. This could lead less-informed policymakers to conclude that we can 'just magically plant trees and carry on as usual'.
Lindsey Fielder Cook
The country’s environment and nuclear safety minister lays out the administration's reasons for quitting atomic energy after the last few plants closed this month, even as interest in the technology slowly rises in other parts of the world.
Emerging markets are in urgent need of financing to support their low-carbon transition. While the world's attention has been shifting to attracting international private finance into the developing world, mobilising domestic capital will be just as important.
Promoting locally manufactured products and services is expected to be a potential next move for Vietnam’s renewable energy supply chain. Will this be the right call?
Monika Merdekawati, Ngoc Huong Giang Vu and Dr. Nuki Agya Utama
GoTo sustainability head Tanah Sullivan tells the Eco-Business Podcast that regulating net-zero claims would decarbonise Southeast Asia faster. Indonesia's biggest internet firm aims to cut emissions to zero by 2030 — a target critics say is unrealistic.
Ambitious plans to transmit clean energy from India, China and Australia into Southeast Asia have been proposed in recent years. Eco-Business speaks with two energy experts on the prospects, challenges and ingredients for success.
In this new podcast series 'Climate Tech in Asia', Eco-Business speaks to Gogoro chairman and CEO Horace Luke about the company's recent listing on the Nasdaq and its quest to electrify Asia's ubiquitous two-wheelers and make battery swapping mainstream.