Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific

Securing a clean energy future for all of Asia-Pacific

The message for the world from the recent COP26 meeting in Glasgow is clear – we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions and one of the biggest sources is energy. But how do we balance the growing need for energy across Asia-Pacific, with the imperative to reduce such emissions?
Overseeing bolder commitments in line with the country’s greener intentions

Overseeing bolder commitments in line with the country’s greener intentions

The commitment of Vietnam at the COP26 climate summit to achieve the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is consistent with the trend of green recovery post-pandemic and the human-centred economy that the resolution of the 13th Party Congress has just adopted.
Stepping up green energy  through direct purchase deals

Stepping up green energy through direct purchase deals

Vietnam-based groups from fashion brands to brewers are likely to miss their global climate change commitments if the long-awaited direct power purchase agreement for them fails to come online next year.
Foreign expert hails Vietnam’s commitment to transition to clean energy

Foreign expert hails Vietnam’s commitment to transition to clean energy

Claire Stockwell, a climate policy expert at Climate Analytics, has highly valued Vietnam’s signing of the Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK.
A win-win situation for greenhouse gas emission cuts

A win-win situation for greenhouse gas emission cuts

Enterprises operating in Vietnam still have opportunities to pay for carbon value or ecology services voluntarily via partnerships with forest owners. These initiatives will provide win-win prospects for domestic enterprises and smallholder forest owners in the effort to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Vietnam gets serious with emissions

Vietnam gets serious with emissions

While working with the international community to combat climate change, Vietnam has made a strong commitment to cut down greenhouse gas emissions – however, this would also mean the country will have to revise development strategies of sectors using fossil fuels.
Full steam ahead for reboot of manufacturing businesses

Full steam ahead for reboot of manufacturing businesses

Manufacturers are being proactive in recruiting a new labour force, simultaneously building up plans to take their employees back to work to meet their production schemes.
World embraces challenge to phase out coal generation

World embraces challenge to phase out coal generation

Vietnam has joined a list of 190 nations and organisations pledging a phasing out of coal-fuelled power generation and stopping the creation of new plants, giving it a series of tasks for the country to achieve in order to meet its ambitions.
All corners of the globe waking up to modern climate change philosophies

All corners of the globe waking up to modern climate change philosophies

World leaders sprung into action last week at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, with agreements made on deforestation, methane control, reducing reliance on coal, and cutting the cost of clean technologies.
ASEAN sectoral bodies release ASEAN Taxonomy for sustainable finance

ASEAN sectoral bodies release ASEAN Taxonomy for sustainable finance

ASEAN finance bodies today achieved a milestone towards meeting Paris Agreement commitments by introducing a common language for sustainable financing.
Greenhouse gas inventory plan adding to climate crisis awareness

Greenhouse gas inventory plan adding to climate crisis awareness

The Vietnamese government aims to order the largest polluters in the country to develop greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories in 2022 to better manage risks and also identify reduction opportunities.
Unilever Vietnam on net zero commitment in the context of COP26

Unilever Vietnam on net zero commitment in the context of COP26

Do Thai Vuong, vice president of Sustainable Development and Communications, talks about Unilever Vietnam's plastic management strategy to reach net-zero by 2030.
Europe visit fortifies cooperative deals

Europe visit fortifies cooperative deals

With the aim to attract more high-quality investment, Vietnam has rolled out the red carpet for further funding from EU-based and British investors who have announced many ambitious projects in the Southeast Asian market.
Vietnam joining to clear commitments to phase out coal power

Vietnam joining to clear commitments to phase out coal power

A 190-strong coalition, including Vietnam, has agreed to both phase out coal power and end support for new coal power plants.
Climate 'reality check': 2021 global CO2 emissions near record levels

Climate 'reality check': 2021 global CO2 emissions near record levels

Global CO2 emissions caused mainly by burning fossil fuels are set to rebound in 2021 to pre-Covid levels, with China's share increasing to nearly a third of the total, according to an assessment published Thursday.
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