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COP26: Glasgow Marks The Beginning Of The End Of Coal

At the COP26 in Glasgow, President Alok Sharma declared, “we finally kicked coal in the past where it belongs,” underlining deals to end international coal financing and phase out coal power.

Samsung Renewable Energy and the Squid Game Protest at COP26

CSOs call upon Samsung to power all of its worksites on 100% renewable energy during a Squid Game-themed protest at COP26. This is in response to the global semiconductor manufacturer's failure to show sufficient progress in reducing emissions, despite claiming to be an eco-friendly leader in sustainability and smart technology.

Why Asia’s Transition to Sustainable Energy is Critical

Over the past decade, the renewable energy progress across Asia has started to pick up pace. However, due to how important the continent is for the global decarbonisation efforts, the world doesn't only need Asia to progress. The world needs it to lead the sustainable energy future.

Cheap Green Hydrogen and its Impacts on Asia’s Oil and Gas Industry

Much has been said about the trouble in decarbonising sectors like shipping and aviation, but...

Fossil Fuel Industry and the Media’s Role in Greenwashing

The fossil fuel industry has long relied on greenwashing. And in the last decade social media and increased internet use has made it much easier for this misinformation to reach consumers. Now it can be challenging to interpret true claims from greenwashed facts. It falls on the shoulders of consumers, regulators, and industry to clamp down on these tactics.

Global Methane Pledge COP26: Its Impact on Asia’s Oil and Gas Industry

In the build-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow, all eyes were set on global leaders to make meaningful progress in addressing methane emissions, the second leading cause of climate change. While the Global Methane Pledge is a necessary first step, governments and the fossil fuel industry will have to do more if we are to remain on track to meeting the Paris Agreement goals. In the meantime, the oil and gas landscape in Asia will have to change.

Asia’s Pathway to a Sustainable Future

As the biggest energy consumer and leading CO2 emitter, Asia is the continent in the biggest need of tangible and collective action in the fight for a net-zero future. While the progress hasn't been on par with the EU and the US so far, experts are unequivocal - Asia is the continent that will experience the biggest renewable energy boom in the upcoming decades. For financiers, this means unrivalled opportunities.

Greening Urban Transport in Asia to Meet Net-Zero Goals

Most Asian countries have some form of net-zero goal. Reaching these goals is critical but only possible if transportation emissions significantly decline. Unfortunately, throughout Asia, many countries are seeing a steady increase in personal car ownership. It will fall on the government and private sector to develop sustainable forms of urban transport that increase transportation efficiency and decrease emissions.

How Electric Cars Took Over Our Streets

Electric vehicles are widely accepted as having less environmental impacts than their fossil fuel counterparts. Government and public pressure has made it clear that EVs will be the dominant form of vehicle in the future. For the most part, the automotive industry has taken this call to action in stride - developing plans to increase EV development. Yet, there are still a few auto giants that are slow to transition - namely Toyota.

Green Transportation Trends in Asia – A Wave of Electric Charging Stations

China's EV sales and adoption rates are substantially higher than the rest of the world. This is driven by continued government subsidies and mass development of infrastructure, like electric charging stations. In many ways, this model appears to be working. What valuable lessons can the rest of Asia take from China?

Addressing Climate Change With Green Transport & Pure Electric Vehicles

Transportation related carbon emissions account for nearly 25% of global emissions. Reducing these emissions is a key step for Asian countries to meet their national emissions targets and Paris Agreement goals. This can be done in two ways: increasing pure electric vehicle use and developing efficient mass transportation systems. Both of these changes need to be initiated by government policy - and some Asian countries are already leading the way.

South Korea Prepares for Net-Zero by 2050. But Is It Enough?

While others run, South Korea seems to stroll towards its net-zero by 2050 goal. However, with the latest green deals, the local government shows ambition to change the country's trajectory and notably speed up its renewable energy transition.

Repercussions of China’s Coal Pledge on Asian Economies

China's historic pledge to stop coal financing abroad will help in lowering global carbon emissions. However, the decision may also risk economic growth in Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia. Experts demand stronger commitments from Beijing in order to support the renewable energy transition in the region.

The Reality of Oil and Gas Industry’s Net-Zero Commitments

There has been an increase in oil and gas firms committing to achieve net-zero by 2050. But with rising CO2 emissions, the current scenario demands immediate action. Several fossil fuel firms are being sued for misrepresentation and fraud. Experts stressed the need to set an interim target with clear timelines.

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