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Why is LNG Not Ideal for the Indonesian Energy Transition?

Indonesia, a major LNG exporter, is diverting more cargoes for domestic consumption to help offset its overreliance on coal needed for power production. But, renewables offer a better economic and climate change mitigation option to help drive its growing economy.

Debunking Japan’s ‘Clean Coal Technology’ Claim

Japan's clean coal ambitions have been criticised as another attempt to stall the country's clean energy transition and keep coal afloat.

LNG Remains Too Volatile for India’s Energy Sector

India has been developing considerable LNG import infrastructure. However, high gas prices and carbon emissions are worrying issues.

Can Asia and the Pacific Get on Track to Net Zero?

The window of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees is closing fast. Is Asia able to get back on track and inspire the globe?

How Climate Change Is Raising Average Daily Temperature in Cities

Scientists can almost pinpoint how much climate change has increased average daily temperatures in cities thanks to a new tool.

Climate Change Hypocrisy at COP27

Climate Action Tracker analysis shows that 70% of gas projects – under construction, approved or proposed – are in North America. The US is also falling $32bn short of its ‘fair share’ of the $100bn target, says Carbon Brief. Still, expect Biden to major on his $370bn IRA climate deal. The big question ahead of his bilateral with Xi Jinping on 14 Nov is will the US-China climate talks escape the deep-freeze?

COP27: Nine New Countries Sign Up for Global Offshore Wind Alliance at Sharm-El-Sheikh

At the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, nine new countries, including Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, and the US, join The Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), pledging to a rapid ramp up of offshore wind to tackle the climate and energy security crises. The global alliance will play a major role in transforming targets into action, closing the renewable energy implementation gap while tackling economic, energy security and climate challenges.

COP27 Finance Day: It Disappoints as Pledges Hard to Come By

Pledges at Finance Day of COP27 remained thin on the ground with a lack of collective spirit between countries. Also underwhelming was the joint update on the Paris alignment by MDBs, which lacked any mention of fossil fuel phase-out.

COP27: Should You Worry about Climate Change Adaptation?

Pakistan’s floods have taken a truly devastating toll – around 1,700 people have lost their lives, more than 33 million have been displaced and economic damage is estimated at $40 billion. The most vulnerable countries are on the frontline of climate change, with weak existing infrastructure and poverty compounding the impacts of extreme weather. The world has a great range of potential solutions in its adaptation toolbox. Early warning systems, nature-based solutions and future-proofed infrastructure can be combined to create a more resilient world. The missing element is the political will to raise the sums needed to help developing countries tackle this. 

COP27: K-Pop Fans Call on Global Leaders to Take Bolder Climate Action

In line with COP27’s youth day, fan-driven climate platform KPOP4PLANET has revealed new data showing that K-pop fans worldwide had reduced up to 28,000 tons of CO2 from the Earth by planting 113,824 trees over the past ten years.

COP27: What are Global Leaders Saying at the UN Climate Summit 2022?

UN Secretary-General Guterres calls out on the fossil fuel sector in at COP27 Finance Day, saying that "using bogus net-zero pledges to cover up massive fossil fuel expansion is reprehensible."

COP27: Leaders Call For Rapid Climate Finance

In a year when $100bn has been mobilised to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia’s attack, the lack of climate and development finance will seem galling to many in the developing world. UN Secretary General Guterres is calling for a "climate solidarity pact" and urging G20 leaders to agree to debt-swaps or similar mechanisms for middle-income countries battling the high costs of climate impacts.

COP27: Loss and Damage On COP Agenda For First Time

While loss and damage has made it to the agenda for COP27, it is still just an agenda item and not a deal. Further challenges lie ahead.

Australia: Carbon Emissions, Pacific Island Nations and COP27

Australia’s carbon emissions and controversial stance on fossil fuels have put it in a sticky situation with Pacific Island nations. Will the world’s sixth largest country demonstrate climate leadership at COP27 and help save the Pacific’s fragile states?

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