The leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) countries head to Osaka this week for their annual summit. United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres will address them before traveling to Abu Dhabi to finalise the arrangements for September’s UN Climate Action Summit. These meetings should set the world on course for the fastest economic transition in history.
Eco-conscious consumers are giving up meat and driving electric cars to do their part for the environment, but what about that plate of rice?Global rice farming, it turns out, could have the same detrimental effect on global warming in the short term as 1,200 average-sized coal power plants, according to the New York-based Environmental Defense Fund advocacy group.
The newly-launched Indonesia Low Emissions Network (ILEN) has boosted the country’s aspirations of fulfilling its climate change goals as it moves to create a cleaner future.The first network for climate change implementation in Indonesia, the ILEN – which was unveiled in Jakarta by NGO Green Partner Foundation on Tuesday – aims to improve and share information and knowledge on low emissions technology and best practices amongst its members comprising of government agencies, private companies
Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) intend to reduce regional energy intensity 20 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2025 compared with 2005 levels. According to the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), the region is on track to reach its goals as energy intensity levels have seen a downward trajectory between 1995 and 2014. Nevertheless, future projections like these still require concentrated efforts to ensure they are realised.