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The Blueprint for Greener Companies: Re-skilling

The success of the global net-zero transition will depend on a single factor - the human capital. In the wake of a skills gap and growing clean energy job market, in the years ahead, the focus will be on upskilling, reskilling and adapting the transferrable skills from other industries.

Reshaping the Renewable Energy Policy Environment Across Asia

Favourable climate-aligned policies and regulations can be the key to unlocking the net-zero transition across Asia - the region in the biggest need of decarbonisation. While the process won't happen overnight, it is important to lay the foundation today.

Japan’s Net-Zero Roadmap: A Focus on Innovation and Investment

At COP26 Japan was a leading voice in funding developing countries, but also stepped away from any commitment to stop coal energy generation. This is not compatible with the country's 2050 net-zero target. Luckily, if coal is phased out Japan does have a robust plan to increase renewable energy capacity that incentivizes private sector involvement.

Enabling a Fair and Just Energy Transition in Asia

Enabling a fair and just energy transition in Asia can't happen overnight as it will require collective efforts from governments, fossil fuel companies and stakeholders. While the journey will, indeed, be long and challenging, the most important thing, for now, is to make the first step. There are lots of examples to learn from already. The rest is a question of priorities.

India After COP26: Tackling Coal Dependence Head On

India made five major climate pledges at COP26 culminating with a 2070 net-zero target. Unfortunately, there are many hurdles for the country to reach this target - most significantly the country's reliance on coal and inefficient energy grid. Full adoption of renewable energy hinges on government policy to incentive domestic and international investment.

Pathway to Zero Emissions for Hard-To-Decarbonise Industries

Decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors will be among the most essential tools to empower the world's emission reduction targets. While the progress had so far been stalling and challenges remain, the opportunities for a rapid transformation of hard-to-decarbonise sectors are there for the taking.

The Role of Coal in China’s Path to Net-Zero Emissions

China has publicly made their target to be net-zero emissions by 2060. In support of this goal, they have made significant strides in increasing their renewable energy capacity. Yet, at the same time, coal consumption has continued to rise. Without reducing coal consumption, achieving a net-zero economy is nearly impossible.

Case Study: Tsingshan Industrial Parks in Indonesia Post-China’s Coal Pledge

In light of the no-coal-power-overseas pledge by China’s President Xi Jinping and Indonesia’s commitment to no new coal power in the recent COP26, the industrial parks fueled by captive coal power in Indonesia, developed by China, face challenges and their future is dotted with question marks.

Oil Majors Spend More on Spin, Less on “Green Hydrogen”

Several oil companies have stated goals to reduce their emissions. Often a key piece of this plan focuses on increasing natural gas production and investing in hydrogen energy. Unfortunately, there are many types of hydrogen energy and only one type is sustainable - green hydrogen. Currently, green hydrogen only accounts for a fraction of total hydrogen production.

Solar Homes: The ‘Mini Power Stations’ Popping Up Across India

The prospect of solar was first discussed in 1961-66 signifying India’s consciousness for reducing carbon footprint. Since then a total of 60 cities have been selected across the country for solarisation with the primary objective of decreasing the projected demand of conventional energy and motivating local governments to adopt renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures.

Oil and Gas in India: What is the Way Forward?

Oil and gas play a major part of India's energy mix. Unfortunately, India remains focused on the sector, and is making substantial investment towards natural gas in the coming decades. This move remains at odds with global emissions targets and puts India at risk of missing the economic benefits of renewable energy development.

COP26: How Lack of Climate Finance Derails Coal Phase-out Agenda

The chaos around the last-minute change in the coal declaration by India, China and South Africa at COP26 has certainly made it harder to reach the 1.5-degree target. At the Glasgow UN climate summit, nations pledged to phase-out coal, reduce methane, end deforestation and support the energy transition, etc. With the USD 100 billion pledge of climate finance still not being fulfilled, small and developing countries called for climate justice. Many nations now plan to revisit their commitment by the end of 2022.

Case Study: Post-Oil Era: How UAE is Prepping For It

The UAE is known for being in an oil-rich region and historically relying on oil exports as a significant part of its economy. This reliance on oil is now slowly changing in preparation for the post-oil world. Multiple government programs and private sector investments are behind this transition, which is all working towards emissions targets for the coming decades.

Vietnam Coal Pledge at COP26 – A New PDP8 and Net-Zero by 2050

Over the past year, Vietnam has been going back and forth in its energy roadmap. However, the country used the stage of COP26 to announce ambitious renewable energy targets and a commitment to phase out coal - a clear sign that it is getting back on the right track.

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