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Backed by Banks, Vietnam Embraces Dirty Coal

A petition calling on several major Singaporean banks to end their funding of thermal power plants in developing nations like Vietnam and Indonesia has shed light on the complex, transnational nature of financing for such projects.

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Southeast Asia: hotspot for renewables or dumping ground for coal?

In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), renewables contributed 8% to final energy consumption in 2014. Since then, the share renewable energy has only slightly increased whereas fossil fuel-powered generation is the main source for new power plants. Lars Blume and Nguyen Thi Hang illustrate why momentum in Southeast Asia is changing.

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Hanoi enjoyed just 38 days of clean air in 2017-report

By Michael Taylor KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, enjoyed little more than one month of clean air last year as pollution levels rose to match ...

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Bilateral meetings of the COBENEFITS project delegation with ministries and research institutes in Viet Nam

From 16 to 20 November 2017, the COBENEFITS delegation  met with ministries, agencies and research units in Vietnam to discuss opportunities for cooperation and to ensure that project activities will contribute to the implementation of the strategic goals and actions of the various ministries in Viet Nam.

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Statement Southeast Asian CSOs and Movements on the UK-Canada Powering Beyond Coal Alliance

November 16, 2017 Statement Southeast Asian CSOs and Movements on the UK-Canada Powering Beyond Coal Alliance WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, welcome the initiative of developed countries led by UK-Canada in the launching of the ...

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