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US and UK Stand Ready to Partner with Thailand to Achieve its Climate Objectives

Today (29 April 2021), UK Ambassador Brian Davidson and U.S. Charge d’Affaires Michael Heath reaffirmed climate commitments each country made at the US-hosted Leaders Climate Summit last week. The Chiefs of Mission welcomed Thailand’s announcements, praised Thailand for its regional leadership on climate change issues, encouraged all countries – including Thailand – to set ambitious […]

Mid-term Review of ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 announced

Jakarta (VNA) – The ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union Delegation in ASEAN announced the Mid-term Review (MTR) of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 on April 28.

AFD lends a hand in energy-transition

Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) has granted €300,000 to the Kingdom of Cambodia to draw up a model of energy-transition scenarios to 2050, the French development agency revealed in a statement published on April 1. AFD has supported the Ministry of Economy and Finance and other line-ministries to develop a long-term energy trajectory-modelling tool to […]

Ambassador Silasen addressed interest in energy and sustainable development with the Philippines.

Denmark’s Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Grete Sillasen touted her country’s expertise in the field of sustainable energy and that it is looking at introducing it to other countries, including the Philippines.

Vietnam can became renewable energy superpower

Vietnam invested $7.4 billion in solar and wind power last year, ranking 8th on the list of renewable energy investments the world over. Weert Börner, deputy ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Vietnam, said Friday that Vietnam has the potential to become a renewable energy superpower.

India Smart Grid Forum and ASEAN Centre for Energy executed MoU for Cooperation for Decarbonization Initiatives in ASEAN Member States in the areas of Smart Grids, Electric Mobility and Renewable Energy Developments on Fast-track

NEW DELHI, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has long standing international partnerships on energy cooperation which have been mutually beneficial to all stakeholders (including the donors). These international partnerships support the implementation of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025, a regional blueprint for energy […]

Optimism for UK-Brunei bilateral ties

Though short, Britain’s First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab‘s two-day working visit has yielded significant optimism as to the future of the bilateral relationship between the foreign ally whose history played an important role in the development of the Sultanate.

Hanoi strengthens cooperation with Capitals of North European countries

NDO – Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh hosted a reception on April 16 for the Chairman of Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (NordCham Vietnam) Quist Thomasen. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on business cooperation between Nordic enterprises operating in Hanoi and the possibility of establishing relations […]

Public-private partnerships an imperative for Asean green efforts

As economies across the globe look toward gradual recovery in a post-Covid-19 world, many countries are urgently recognising the role of sustainable development in their post-Covid recovery and future resilience planning. Sustainable development plays an integral role in helping Asean attract both foreign and domestic investments, as well as navigate fast economic growth and rapid urbanisation by […]

Germany’s GICON inks green energy MoU with Vietnam Petroleum Institute

April 5 (Renewables Now) – Germany-based energy-sector engineering group GICON and the Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI) have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a collaboration on renewable energy and hydrogen production in the Southeast Asian country. The partners will focus on wind power and biogas, and more specifically on developing new technologies […]