We now stand at the precipice of a shift in global energy development, from fossil fuels to renewables – a shift which has reached the shores of Southeast Asia.
Philippines used its chairmanship of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) to fight to ensure that the 2015 Paris climate agreement aimed explicitly to cap global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
"Plastic pollution is worsening every day, and is an issue that cannot be ignored if ASEAN countries take environmental protection and sustainability seriously."
“Fast evolution of energy technologies brings renewables into competitive market. The technological advancement has led to a dramatic decline in renewable energy cost,” Phoumin Han, an Energy Economist with ERIA said.
The health implications of human-induced environmental change are largely being overlooked, while future generations’ quality of life is being mortgaged for economic gain.