Green foundation urged for recovery

2022-09-01T15:20:14+08:0001 Sep 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Efforts to counter climate change must be built into plans for a global economic recovery from the pandemic, Indonesia's environment chief said in urging countries in the G20 to promote "environmental multilateralism". Indonesia holds the 2022 presidency of the grouping, which brings together the 20 major developed and developing economies.

SE Asia on the hunt for green-shift funds

2022-08-09T10:20:44+08:0029 Jul 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Southeast Asian countries are tapping the international credit markets to raise funds to help put their economies on a low-carbon path as the threat of climate change becomes more urgent in the region. Analysts say emissions reduction, and the need for financing to help achieve it, has become a pressing issue as extreme weather events such as typhoons, drought and intense heat wreak havoc on the region.

Solar power lightens load for Filipinos

2022-06-21T11:38:49+08:0018 Jun 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Prime Sarmiento | June 17, 2022 | Published by China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE Analysts look to Beijing cooperation in Philippines' low-carbon transition It was his eye-popping electricity bill that pushed Filipino entrepreneur Wendell Adrian Tamayo to look for a cheaper source of energy. Tamayo dug up a research paper on [...]

Fukushima dumping plan toxic as ever

2022-04-26T13:38:22+08:0015 Apr 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By PRIME SARMIENTO in Hong Kong | April 14, 2022 | Published by China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE Year after Japan's decision, anger over release of tainted water undiminished International opposition to Japan's move to dump toxic water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean is as strong as [...]

Indonesia’s retreat on coal export ban highlights battle to meet climate goals

2022-01-21T09:22:55+08:0020 Jan 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

by Prime Sarmiento | January 20, 2022 | Published by China Daily | READ THE STORY HERE Indonesia's decision to lift its coal export ban, in response to lobbying by its key clients in Asia, illustrates why the region continues to struggle with its climate commitments, experts said. The Southeast Asian nation, the world's largest [...]

Look north, SE Asia urged for climate goals

2021-04-08T16:58:18+08:0030 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , |

By PRIME SARMIENTO in Hong Kong | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2021-03-30 09:45 | Read the story here China's green shift can serve as carbon model for nations in region, experts say China's commitment to reduce emissions could encourage countries in Southeast Asia to become more ambitious in their own responses to climate change, analysts [...]