Philippines

The Philippines’ Climate Policies and the Priorities for the New President

The new president and his administration will have to lead the Philippines through one of the most critical moments in the battle against climate change. Considering how much is at stake for the island country, the new leadership should pursue ambitious climate policies that abandon fossil fuels and prioritise renewables.

Renewable Energy in the Philippines – Current State and Future Roadmap

The Philippine's is quickly becoming a renewable energy leader in Asia, with its ambitious targets and plans to contribute and reach net-zero.

The Philippines’ Presidential Candidates 2022 Should Pursue Renewables and Halt LNG

Halting LNG expansion plans may be against the dominant trend in Southeast Asia, but the Philippines' presidential candidates must make the tough decisions if the country wants to mitigate its finance, energy dependence, stranded asset and climate risks.

IPCC Report: Climate Finance for Adaptation Must Increase for Developing Countries

The latest IPCC Working Group II report largely stresses the need to accelerate climate adaptation, eradicate injustice and end the use of fossil fuels. The report, ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,’ emphasised that coal and other fossil fuels are choking humanity.

The LNG Outlook of the Philippines and Its Impact on the Country’s Future

In a world where gas is becoming the "new coal" in the eyes of financial institutions, governments and the public, the Philippines has to withstand the pressure to lock itself into a fossil fuel-powered future.

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.

Energy Transition in Oil and Gas Sector: A Dilemma

Asia will account for an estimated share of 43% of the global energy demand by 2040. Whilst fossil fuel projects are under pressure owing to climate commitments, renewables are not yet fully developed. Will the Asian countries bank upon oil and gas to fulfill the future energy demand?

Why Clean Cooking Is Not Always Climate Friendly

From a climate perspective clean cooking technologies that are currently being pushed are not always climate friendly with a reliance on LPG.

Solar Lamps: Empowering Marginalised Communities in Asia

Solar Lamps also called Soler Lanterns being used in Rural Household

The Boom of Green Investments in Asia and the Reasons for the Investors’ Interest

As the next renewable energy powerhouse, Asia is a primary point of interest for many...

Overcoming ASEAN’s Renewable Energy Challenges

ASEAN members have set renewable energy goals and implemented policies, so why are they struggling...

Renewable Energy in Asia – The Landscape for Investments

Renewable energy investment is booming. Since 2015, global investments have totalled over $300 billion annually....

Why Asian Financiers Are Still Financing Coal

Global banks have funneled trillions of dollars in coal financing since the Paris Climate Agreement...

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