Chinese firms struggle to fund renewables projects overseas

Solar farm in China. The mainland’s renewable energy projects are booming domestically, but are lagging abroad, particularly in countries covered by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Difficulty in... Read more »

Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. The forest ecosystems services programme is the first national plan that puts a price on carbon and funnels those dollars specifically... Read more »

Schools for girls can help to answer climate crisis

School girls in Tamil Nadu, India. Educating both halves of humankind seems a no-brainer. Schools for girls could transform climate protection—and so much else. If you really want to tackle... Read more »

Developing Asia’s coal demand helped cancel out rich-world emissions cuts last year

After two years of increases, emissions remained unchanged last year, but annual emissions reductions of 7.6 per cent are needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change, the... Read more »

Advancecon ventures into solar renewable energy sector

Advancecon Holdings Bhd is venturing into the solar renewable energy field via its unit Advancecon Solar Sdn Bhd (Advancecon Solar). In a statement Feb 18, the earthworks and civil... Read more »

Pursuit of profit won’t solve climate crisis

Children in Chư Păh District, Gialai province, Vietnam smile and give peace signs. A new book highlights that tackling climate change requires changing capitalist economic structure and enabling people... Read more »

Are waste-to-energy plants bad investments in the Philippines?

The Payatas Landfill is the only waste disposal facility in Quezon City, Philippines. The city is one of the country’s biggest waste generators, producing an average of 2,800 metric... Read more »

Why China should green its overseas finance

The China Development Bank (CDB) Tower in Shanghai. The bank is a major financier of BRI projects but is still funding coal projects overseas and has yet to publish... Read more »

It’s clean, powerful and available: Are you ready for hydrogen energy?

The Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Plant in Lao PDR. Asian Development Bank’s Yongping Zhai discusses how renewable energy, such as hydropower, could be key to helping developing countries unlock... Read more »

OCBC is Southeast Asia’s first bank to rule out funding new coal power plants

Local communities in Celukan Bawang in Northern Bali rally with Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship, in opposition to the coal plant commissioned in the area in 2015. Singapore’s OCBC Bank... Read more »