The global development agenda is at a pivotal point. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set new development aspirations, and the Paris Agreement has raised ambitions for addressing climate change.
Katowice, December 5, 2018 While the latest IPCC and UN Emissions Gap reports both issue stark warnings on the need for an accelerated phase-out of coal power, the global coal plant fleet is still expanding. At today’s press conference during the UN Climate Summit in Katowice, Urgewald, BankTrack and 26 NGO partners released new research identifying the banks and investors backing a frightening pipeline of new coal projects. “In the 3 years since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, coalfired capacity has grown by over 92,000 MW, and coal plants totaling over 670,000 MW are still in the pipeline,” warns Heffa Schuecking, director of the German NGO Urgewald.
Following the introduction to a multi-consortium initiative known as Shift SEA, with a focus on Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, the panelists will share their national context, progress-to-date and plans for next year.
Project "Civil Society meets renewable energy & energy efficiency" foster the development of Renewable Energy (RE) & Energy Efficiency (EE) in Vietnam through capacity building for Vietnamese civil society organizations (CSOs) and local champions in order to improve energy access and living conditions of Vietnamese citizens.