Vietnam

Vietnam’s National Climate Change Strategy to 2050 and the Plan for Meeting Its COP26 Commitments

Vietnam's latest move is proving that despite the growing needs of its energy-hungry economy, it will actively pursue its net-zero commitment and prioritise climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts – a move that other Asian countries should take note of.

Korean and Japanese Companies in Vietnam Are the Main Gas Expansion Advocates

The pressure from Japanese and Korean companies on Vietnam to move in the direction of gas expansion risks tarnishing the country's clean energy progress and locking it into a future of energy instability, high electricity prices and stranded assets.

Vietnam’s Block B Gas Project – the Potential Impact on the Involved Parties

Vietnam has a vast potential for wind and solar power. Yet, the country pushes ahead with plans like the Block B gas project. In a world of highly-unpredictable gas prices where the end goal is net-zero, such a step can prove costly for all parties involved.

The Proposed Vietnam PDP8 Update and the Risks From the Coal Pivot

The recently proposed update to the Vietnam PDP8 draft risks deteriorating the country's clean energy progress. Experts are united around the idea that the drafted coal pivot will surface various negatives, including lack of financing, slower clean energy transition, increased climate impact, and increased reputational risk for the country.

The Latest PDP8 Vietnam Draft – Focus on Renewable Energy and a Drastic CO2 Emissions Reduction

The latest draft of the Vietnam PDP8 sends the positive signal that the country is no longer looking in the direction of fossil fuels. Instead, it is further diversifying its low-carbon power sources, planning for notable clean energy growth and a massive CO2 emission reduction.

Renewable Energy Investments in Vietnam in 2022 – Asia’s Next Clean Energy Powerhouse

The boom of renewable energy in Vietnam has made the country a global leader in sustainability and a top clean energy investment destination.

JERA’s Vietnam LNG Plans in the Wake of PDP8

Vietnam is undisputedly among the world's best renewable energy success stories. The country needs to continue marching towards sustainability and retain its position as a lucrative market for green investors. However, the looming boom in the local LNG market risks derailing this progress.

How Gender and Energy Access Connect Together

It is forecasted that by 2030 the number of people without electricity could increase by 35 million to 660 million compared to earlier estimations. This threatens to slow down efforts towards gender equality. In this context, progress in the clean energy sector helps reduce poverty and fosters female empowerment.

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.

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.

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.

Countries Gearing Toward the Clean Energy Transition

Asia is the main engine behind the clean energy revolution. Developing and developed markets across the continent are now increasingly working towards a sustainable future. While challenges remain, the opportunities are huge. China, India, and the ASEAN countries' success stories are just a small example of what lies ahead.

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

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