Fossil Fuels

New Report Reveals Global Coal Power Capacity is Shrinking

The global coal power capacity is in a decline. While some Asian countries still plan for the construction of new coal capacity, most are starting to realise that fossil fuels are a dead end.

Plastic Pollution: Big Brands’ Greenwashing of Plastic Waste

A Reuters study suggests that less than 10% of all the plastic ever made has been recycled due to how costly it is to collect and sort it. However, plastic production will double within 20 years. While the problem comes from a single source, the consequences affect everyone.

The ARE Banking Report – How the Banks That Have Financed Emissions Can Change

Climate change will hit Asia the hardest, so local banks should act with urgency. However, Asian banks are lacking when it comes to their decision-making and sustainability policies.

The West Divests While Japan Continues Financing Russian Fossil Fuels

The Russia-Ukraine war is the latest example of Japan's dependence on fossil fuels. This time, however, not sanctioning oil and gas imports will bring on greater reputational risk for Japan and its corporate sector.

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.

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.

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.

Repercussions of China’s Coal Pledge on Asian Economies

China's historic pledge to stop coal financing abroad will help in lowering global carbon emissions. However, the decision may also risk economic growth in Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia. Experts demand stronger commitments from Beijing in order to support the renewable energy transition in the region.

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