In his penultimate State of the Nation address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte did not indicate how renewable energy could aid in the country’s recovery. Green groups were disappointed with his 'narrow environmental agenda'.
Filipino households have seen a spike in electricity usage since the coronavirus confined residents to their homes. Could this spark a movement where the average citizen becomes both a power producer and consumer?
M. Chatib Basri and Rema N. Hanna
and Benjamin A. Olken –
Many developing countries have long maintained fuel subsidies because they are politically impossible to abandon, owing to the sticker shock that the public encounters at the pump as soon as prices are floated. But now that oil prices have reached historic lows, this problem has all but disappeared.
Dave Jones –
As lower levels of coal and gas are burned due to lower electricity demand in Europe, wind and solar reached a record-high share of demand in the past 30 days, offering valuable insights on the road to zero-carbon electricity systems.
One lesson from the country's Gilets Jaunes protests is that climate policy needs to be seen as relevant for working class populations if they are to support its implementation, writes Davide Natalini of the Global Sustainability Institute.
The alignment between sustainable finance and responsible business could become an unprecedented, transformative force for decarbonisation, but the time to move is now, writes the founding director of the UN Global Compact, Georg Kell.
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.
Our research and client engagements associated with the Global Green Economy Index™ have revealed actionable examples where communications and the technologies that enable them can help to advance green economic …
Three new reports build on the International Institute for Sustainable Development's work with government and civil society on reforming fossil-fuel subsidies. Led by the IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, these studies …