Fossil Fuels

Flood Risk In Asia

Without urgent and deep emissions cuts, scientists warn that Asia will experience a substantial increase in projected rainfall and flood risk. However, these projections aren’t just a distant scenario but a harsh reality for many Asians today.

How COP28 Failed to Deliver on the Climate Crisis

Despite all the efforts to paint COP28's final text as a success, the result of the conference is a vague and non-binding agreement allowing the fossil fuel lobby to continue doing business as usual. All that while frontline communities stand at risk due to the climate crisis.

Why Does Japan Rely on Fossil Fuels?

Japan is often overlooked in the conversation about the biggest climate offenders. However, in their current form, Japan’s plans for “clean coal” and hydrogen pose a major risk, extending the life of fossil fuels.

Southeast Asia Prefers Renewables, But Misplaced Fears of High Costs Delay Adoption

Southeast Asia has immense clean energy potential, and experts estimate that capitalising on it will unlock massive gains. With renewables being the cheapest source of new power in countries comprising two-thirds of the global population and responsible for 90% of electricity generation, switching to renewables will help Southeast Asian countries ease the burden of fossil fuel subsidies on their economies.

IEA: Urgent and Joint Action Needed To Keep the 1.5°C Target Alive 

The IEA's latest report is clear: global leaders either take urgent and collective action now or miss the 1.5°C target.

ASEAN Countries Need to Prioritise Renewable Energy Not Ammonia, Hydrogen and CCS

While Japan argues that its GX strategy can help countries accelerate their energy transition and ensure a reliable power supply, experts accuse the government of trying to export its fossil fuel lobby's interests. Southeast Asian countries shouldn’t be the ones paying the price.

The Environmental Issues Surrounding San Miguel Corporation Are Deterring Investors

In one way or another, SMC is a part of the daily life of many Filipinos and its actions have serious implications. Financiers and investors should be wary of this.

Japan’s Energy Policy Is Turning It Into the World’s Climate Villain 

Japan is quickly becoming the odd one at the table of the G7 regarding climate policies. Scientists, analysts and environmental and societal groups see it as the culprit of climate change inaction. It is time for Japanese governmental and corporate leadership to change that perception.

Heatwaves in 2023: A Glimpse Into the Future of Climate Change

The G20 Summit, the UN Climate Ambition Summit and COP28 are just some of the opportunities to seal the fate of fossil fuels.

Energy Security in Bangladesh is Threatened by Fossil Fuels 

The fossil fuel dependence of Bangladesh has significantly impacted its economy. The country should no longer bear the exorbitant power costs and unreliable supply, especially when better, cleaner and cheaper options exist.

How the Unreliability and Unpredictability of Fossil Fuels Hurt Bangladesh

Bangladesh has suffered enough from fossil fuel import dependence and has experienced first-hand how the dirtiest fuels affect the climate. However, thanks to its clean energy potential, the country holds the keys to an independent and sustainable future.

The Electricity Sector in Bangladesh: What Comes Next?

Transitioning the power sector in Bangladesh towards renewable energy would unlock massive benefits for the country, its economy and society.

G7 Ministers’ Meeting 2023: What Is the Desired Outcome?

The G7 Climate and Energy Ministerial Meeting is shaping up to be a roadshow for Japan's questionable technologies. If the world is to stand a chance in limiting climate change to 1.5°C, the G7 reject the proposals, speed up coal phase-out and limit gas investments.

Asia’s Role in the Russia-Ukraine War: One Year Later

A little over a year after the start of the war in Ukraine, CREA's data reveals that countries continue actively buying Russian fossil fuels, with Asian nations among the leading contributors to Russia's state budget.

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