What’s Stopping Corporates from Switching to Clean Energy in Vietnam?

By |2019-04-25T14:31:05+07:00April 26th, 2019|News|

Large-scale solar energy uptake is growing in Vietnam, but barriers persist to a thriving market for corporate renewable energy. How can Vietnam move faster to fulfill its clean energy ambitions? Vietnam’s market for utility-scale renewables is on a roll. Less than a year after having no large-scale solar farms, Vietnam expects to have more than 4,200 [...]

Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health

By |2019-04-25T14:06:19+07:00April 26th, 2019|News|

Plastic waste imports into Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam jumped from mid-2017 to early 2018, leading to illegal operations dumping and open-burning. The world’s recyclable plastic is being shipped to Asia where it is illegally dumped, buried or burned in the country with the lightest regulations, environmentalists warned on Tuesday calling for greater transparency in the global [...]

Malaysia—the new dumping ground for the world’s plastic waste

By |2019-04-25T14:15:53+07:00April 25th, 2019|News|

After China banned waste imports, Malaysia has taken up the slack with worrying consequences, a Greenpeace investigation has found. Much of Malaysia’s imported trash—most of which comes from the US, UK and Japan—is not recycled, but dumped or burned.   In the 11 months since China banned waste imports in January, Southeast Asia has [...]

To Engineer Sustainable Cities, Engineer Social Behaviour

By |2019-04-25T14:41:33+07:00April 25th, 2019|News|

Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city’s environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.   Every minute, another 10,000 square metres of the world becomes urbanised. That’s enough roads laid, concrete poured, and buildings raised [...]

OCBC is Southeast Asia’s first bank to rule out funding new coal power plants

By |2019-04-25T13:55:54+07:00April 25th, 2019|News|

Singapore’s OCBC Bank CEO Samuel Tsien declares the bank will stop funding for new coal-fired power plants. Two days later, rival DBS follows suit, ruling out financing a fossil fuel that is the single biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.   Singapore’s OCBC Bank is the first banking giant in Southeast Asia to rule out financing new [...]

Easter litter in the Lake District – archive, 1957

By |2019-04-24T16:20:23+07:00April 24th, 2019|News|

24 April 1957: Cigarette packets, sweet papers, and torn newspaper were as plentiful as ever in the Lake District over the Easter weekend In spite of all the requests and all the warnings, empty cigarette packets, sweet papers, and torn pieces of newspaper were as plentiful as ever in the Lake District over the Easter weekend. [...]

It’s time for nations to unite around an International Green New Deal

By |2019-04-24T11:05:19+07:00April 24th, 2019|News|

Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal, but climate change knows no borders. We need a global response   In times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As the adults in [...]

Catatan Hari Bumi 2019: Memilih Sendiri Masa Depan Kita

By |2019-04-23T16:00:50+07:00April 23rd, 2019|Articles|

oleh Jalal   Skenario 1. Tuntutan di Pengadilan Tuhan Saya tahu surat ini tak bakal bisa dibaca oleh kalian semua. Kalian sudah mati dalam kondisi yang jauh lebih baik dari kehidupan kami sekarang. Tapi dalam kegerahan luar biasa yang kami rasakan, saya merasa harus menuliskannya sekarang, di Hari Bumi 2050 ini, supaya ketika kita berjumpa di [...]

Tentang Bumi yang Tercekik Udara Kotor

By |2019-04-23T15:34:39+07:00April 23rd, 2019|Articles|

Oleh: Jalal  “Our house is on fire.  I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”  – Greta Thunberg Berapa jumlah orang yang mati prematur per tahun lantaran rokok di seluruh dunia? Sekitar 7,2 juta orang per tahun.  Rokok [...]

Menilai Dampak Sosial

By |2019-04-11T16:52:44+07:00April 11th, 2019|Articles|

Oleh: Jalal dan Zainal Abidin Tulisan dalam seri ini, Investasi Sosial dan SROI, yang ditulis Wahyu Aris Darmono dan Jalal (Kontan, 28 Maret 2019) mendapatkan banyak apresiasi dan pertanyaan lanjutan dari para pembaca. Pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang ada kebanyakan terkait dengan pengukuran dampak sosial dan tindakan yang dilakukan setelah mengetahui hasilnya. Tulisan ini dimaksudkan untuk menjawab [...]

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in UK Fell 3% In 2018, Official Figures Show

By |2019-04-08T19:20:01+07:00April 8th, 2019|News|

Pollution from energy sector continues to drop, while low-carbon generation rose to 53% The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3% in 2018 as pollution from the energy sector continued to decrease, provisional government figures show. Emissions of the gases that drive climate change have fallen for six years in a row, and are 44% below the 1990 [...]

What Better Replacement for Dirty Hazelwood than a Windfarm? Simon Holmes à Court

By |2019-04-05T18:11:24+07:00April 5th, 2019|News|

A plan to generate enough wind power for 200,000 homes hints at a coal valley’s clean energy future At exactly 5pm on 29 March 2017, Unit 1 of the Hazelwood station reported the last energy generation after 53 years of faithful operation. Hazelwood isn’t the first coal power station to close in recent years — [...]

Last Time CO2 Levels Were This High, There Were Trees at The South Pole

By |2019-04-04T11:26:46+07:00April 4th, 2019|News|

Pilocene beech fossils in Antarctica when CO2 was at similar level to today point to planet’s future   Trees growing near the South Pole, sea levels 20 metres higher than now, and global temperatures 3C-4C warmer. That is the world scientists are uncovering as they look back in time to when the planet last had as [...]

Scientists to Take 1.5m-Year-Old Ice Samples for Climate Research

By |2019-04-04T11:23:05+07:00April 2nd, 2019|News|

East Antarctica drilling project will give snapshot of Earth’s atmosphere and climate Scientists are planning to extract ice samples from more than 1.5m years ago in a bid to discover more about our ancient climate – and hopefully learn more about our future climate. The Beyond Epica project plans to extract samples from the bottom of [...]