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Asean nations bolster climate commitments with renewed call for climate action

The diplomats also said they were in favour of the ratification of the climate agreement at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP-26 in Glasgow.  

China stresses ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meeting

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country’s efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region. Wang’s talks with top diplomats from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations were held amid high […]

China stresses ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meeting

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is stressing his country’s efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries at a meeting with their foreign ministers, which comes as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region

Asean renewables investors told to take long-term view

Southeast Asian countries need to hold course and see beyond immediate threats on the path towards decarbonisation, according to a panel at the Future Energy Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

Asean Companies Get Serious About Climate Change, but Room for Improvement

As Southeast Asia’s largest companies get more serious about climate change as sustainability requirements emerge across the region, those in countries with stricter reporting rules are taking the lead in disclosure, a new study showed.

Economic disparities, differing policies holding back Asean’s energy transition plans

THE Asean (Association of South East Asian Nations) power grid was first mooted in the late 1990s as a way for South-east Asian nations to cooperate in energy efficiency and conservation, as well as work on developing renewable energy sources.

ASEAN has a better future being neutral

Two recent conferences highlighted the United States’ antagonism toward Russia and China. The first was the meeting of the leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations with the US, which US President Joe Biden hosted in Washington in May. The second was the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 10-12.

Asean governments rush to issue green bonds

Southeast Asian nations are aiming to increase green financing as the region, dotted with flood-prone low-lying areas vulnerable to weather disruptions and rising sea levels, grapples with the threat of climate change.

Cambodia to strengthen ASEAN cooperation and promote post-crisis economic recovery

As the Chair of ASEAN in 2022, Cambodia will strive to play a more active role to further strengthen ASEAN cooperation with all partners in order to promote post-crisis economic recovery in an inclusive, sustainable and resilient manner towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Philippines: 100% tax free? What you need to know about the new EV law

Electric vehicles are exorbitantly priced in the Philippines, sometimes double their US retail price. Example: Nissan Leaf, a plug-in electric vehicle (EV), still costs about today Php3 million pesos ($56,000, about Dh210,000) in the Philippines.