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The Global Cooksafe Coalition and the Mission to Accelerate the Switch From Gas to Sustainable Cooking

Cooking with gas is associated with health, climate and financial concerns. The mission of the Global Cooksafe Coalition is to help households worldwide overcome them by transitioning to electric and induction cooking.

Climate Change In South Asia and the Reality of Loss and Damage

Climate change has taken a hefty toll on South Asia in 2022. While the sub-continent has always been prone to extreme weather events, the past year was especially dramatic.

Gas Demand Destruction to Give Way to More Renewable Energy Development

The cost of the LNG used for power production and the industrial sector could be devising in its own downfall due to gas demand destruction.

The Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy For Asian Countries

At a time of soaring inflation, exorbitant fossil fuel prices, unreliable power supplies and a never-ending energy crisis, Asian countries should start considering the economic benefits of renewable energy.

Fuel Crisis 2022 Hampers Economic Development and Clean Energy Transition Goals

The effects of the ongoing fuel crisis in 2022 are being felt globally. They are hampering economic development while enriching some of the most repressive and wealthiest regimes on the planet.

COP27 Egypt and the Outlook For Natural Gas in Asia

COP27 has shown that while gas won't be going away soon, its faith is already determined. And Asian countries should be aware of that.

High Energy Prices Wreak Havoc on Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi and Pakistani Economies

Before Russia’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan had set their hopes on LNG to diversify their respective power generation mixes away from an overreliance on coal. However, record high LNG prices in the Asia-Pacific region, for both spot procurement and LNG indexed to crude oil, have wreaked havoc on these countries.

Climate Negotiations Agenda at COP27 2022

Leaders at COP27 should look at climate change as a way to foster geopolitical stability and unite the disjointed world powers to overcome the energy, food and climate crises.

COP27 Priorities: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Mitigation is critical to minimise the risk of climate change's worst impacts, but failing to fund adaptation will take a toll on the most vulnerable. Both aspects should be priorities for COP27.

Climate Change Impacts Are Worsening in 2022 and COP27 and G20 Leaders Need to Respond

A new study reveals the massive proportion of climate disasters all across the world, proving that no country is safe from climate change's impacts. Climate financing for mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage should be central to the COP27 and G20 meeting agendas later this year.

Climate Change in Japan: The Role of Japanese Companies

Japanese companies can be a real driving force in the country’s decarbonisation journey. The government, on the other hand, has to set more ambitious targets. Only by working together can the state and the private sector accelerate Japan's net-zero transition.

The Transition to Clean Cooking: How to Replace Gas?

While gas has long been considered a clean cooking fuel, research shows that it can impact health. This, paired with the high gas prices, the global net-zero journey is making countries around the world look for alternatives. Induction and electric stoves can be the solution. And the renewable energy transition is starting to prove it.

Using Gas for Cooking in Asia: History, Drawbacks And Future

In the search for cheaper and cleaner cooking alternatives, countries across the world are replacing gas stoves with induction and electric appliances. While low and middle-income countries in Asia might find this shift challenging at first, the path forward is clear – dirty and expensive fuels will make way for cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

Elections in Asia 2022 and Their Effect on the Region

The recent elections in South Korea, Australia and the Philippines have helped paint a picture of the region's net-zero journey. While the new leaders of the three countries have announced some ambitious goals, the overall sense is that more could be done, considering the vast renewable energy potential of the region.

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