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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.

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.

COP26 and the Future of Hard-to-Abate Sectors in Asia

The announcements during the COP26 can be a turning point in the global energy policy. Not only because of all the new initiatives and targets for renewable energy development and coal phase-out, but also thanks to commitments to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Net-Zero Pledges – Who’s Walking the Talk?

The transition towards clean energy and net-zero emissions is speeding up, driven by pledges from...

G7 Summit: Activists Demand Fair Share Of Climate Finance

G7 climate finance pledge not fulfilling for activists

COP26 – Is This Make Or Break For The Paris Agreement?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is one of the most impactful,...

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