The emerging economy has just landed a US$15.5 billion climate finance package with donors led by the European Union to shift its economy away from coal. For young, white-collared workers like To Hai Dang who work in emerging industries, Vietnam’s renewed commitment to sustainability is inspiring.
Last year, Indonesia and G7 announced a new energy transition funding mechanism called the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). However, Indonesia’s 2024 general elections and the oligarchy have added uncertainty to its implementation.
Southeast Asia is well acquainted with the impact of climate change, but less so with the resilience of energy systems. A collaborative and regional approach to climate modelling of energy systems can inform the development of effective adaptation policies and drive deeper energy integration.
Mirza Sadaqat Huda
Whether China can free itself from its decades-old addiction to coal will determine not just its own environmental future, but also – and more crucially – Earth’s prospects in the face of the gathering climate crisis.
Daniel K. Gardner
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
At the 2017 World Economic Forum, former US Vice President Al Gore criticised the development of coal-fueled power plants near the world’s largest mangrove forest while Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina defended the projects.
Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes an immediate ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming.
The Philippines has ended new coal development as it pursues a low-carbon future. Don Paulino of non-profit Philippine Energy Independence Council and boss of Shell's exploration arm, argues why natural gas should remain in the energy mix.