The United States has committed to put "several millions of dollars" into the global fund to help climate-vulnerable nations, but maintains that contributions should be voluntary and have "nothing to do with compensation and liability".
The COP28 president needs to deliver his promise to bridge the Global South’s annual US$1 trillion shortfall in climate financing. He can start by endorsing a levy on windfall oil revenues on petroleum states.
Indonesia wants to increase its use of electric vehicles but tax incentives have had a fairly limited impact. The cost of rolling out public charging stations and other supporting infrastructure is a challenge.
Mailinda Eka Yuniza and
Jonathan Abram Dewanto
The transition towards sustainable practices in heavy industries such as steel and cement production is a challenging task. It is called one of the ‘hard to abate’ sectors for this reason.
Aufar Satria and
The government elected next year will have a long to-do list, not least of which is to continue pursuing meaningful development as Indonesia aspires to reach high income status by 2045.
Maria Monica Wihardja
"Earth For All" is an update to the landmark 1972 book that warned of our unsustainable growth. Jørgen Randers, the author who worked on both titles, tells Eco-Business what is at stake if we don't fix our broken economic system.
[The EB Podcast] Clean energy is tipped as the solution to Asia's energy trilemma—the need to scale up energy access, but in an affordable and sustainable way. How can technology help the region realise the full potential of clean energy?