The Growing Burden of Japan’s Climate Change Impact

Japan’s climate change impact is disrupting people’s lives as heat and humidity create increasingly dangerous conditions in the island country. As the country prepares for the 2023 G7 presidency in May, it will need to convince the world that it can achieve its pledge of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Indonesia Dances Around Taxonomies to Mobilise Capital for Its Coal Phaseout Programmes

Since Indonesia signed the US$20 billion Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) agreements late last year, the government has mobilised multiple workstreams to create policy structures to support the critical first stage of early coal retirement. However, more than mere tweaks to criteria for supporting early coal retirement may be required.

What Does an Ambitious Clean Energy Target Mean for Bangladesh?

Bangladesh’s existing power system can incorporate a significant amount of renewable energy, the country needs to invest steadily in clean energy to reach the 40% generation capacity goal. The economic competitiveness of renewable energy also makes it a favourable choice in the future. 

Contracting Debacles Underscore Long-term LNG Risks in the Philippines

Economic sustainability of LNG remains in doubt amid power deal issues and global price volatility says Sam Reynolds of IEEFA.

What are Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions and Their Role in Fighting Climate Change

Scope 1, 2 and 3 categorise a company's direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing all three is essential for corporate responsibility and meeting net zero.

Energy Poverty: Causes, Effects and Solutions

Energy poverty describes a lack of access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy sources. This can block progress towards human well-being and sustainable development.

On a Quest to Make Music Streaming Greener, Kpop Fan Activists Gets One Major Company to Change Its Tune

Kpop4Planet, a fan-driven, grassroots climate group, targeted South Korea’s music streaming giants during their “Streaming, Heating, Melting” campaign to demand that companies move towards renewable energy sources.

SK E&S, K-Sure and Kexim Face Rising and Unquantified Risks With Their Backing of the Barossa Gas Project Off Northern Australia

The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) and the Korea Trade Insurance Corp (K-Sure) are risking Korean public money by financing SK E&S’ investment in the Barossa gas project off the coast of Northern Australia. The Korean government agencies funding and insuring the Barossa gas project face significant and mounting risks on two fronts – native title and climate-related risks.

Japan’s ‘Green Transformation’ Would Derail the Energy Transition in Asia

Japan stopped exporting dirty coal technologies last year following pressure from campaigners. However, its new Green Transformation strategy relies on the continued use of fossil fuel-based technologies, and the country plans to prolong fossil fuels across Southeast Asia by promoting carbon capture, gas and the co-firing of ammonia at coal power plants.

Carbon Capture and Storage: Pros and Cons

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) provides a pathway towards reducing fossil fuel-related emissions and bolstering hard-to-abate carbon intensive industries. Additionally, it provides benefits like economic growth and job creation and can be crucial to the global low-carbon shift. However, questions remain regarding its high costs and varying effectiveness.

The Growing Burden of Climate, Water and Energy Crises on Women

women still find themselves in disproportionately disadvantaged positions compared to their male counterparts, particularly in rural Bangladesh and India. As countries strive for equal opportunities and to make the world a better place, they must accelerate efforts for clean solutions.

Carbon Credits and the Problem With Fossil Fuel Companies

Fossil fuel companies are increasingly relying on questionable carbon credits as they face mounting pressure to meet climate targets. Instead of phasing out polluting fuels, the industry is now rebranding them as low-carbon, carbon-neutral and clean. But, are they?

Fossil-linked Energy Firms Have High Emissions and the Room for Denial is Shrinking

The first set of globally aligned sustainability and climate-reporting standards is expected to be published in June 2023. The news was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2023 and chief among the new requirements is emissions reporting, including Scope 3.

EV Battery Mining and Pollution in Indonesia

With China’s support, Indonesia’s EV battery mining practices are scarring landscapes, polluting air and harming communities. Will the industry act to end these practices?

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