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UN: Tougher plastic waste policies needed in Southeast Asia

Countries in Southeast Asia must implement tougher plastic waste policies to tackle the pollution problem. A new assessment by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has found limited packaging-related policies and weak enforcement are aggravating the issue of plastic pollution in countries across the region. The report looked at policies on packaging waste and standards in 10 […]

Unlocking green finance through blockchain can help meet Singapore’s emissions goals

As a small island city-state vulnerable to climate shocks, Singapore has proactively embraced the fight against climate change. In his speech during the 2020 Budget debate at the end of February,  Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean articulated Singapore’s long-term low-emission development strategy (LEDS). He announced the goal of capping Singapore’s greenhouse emissions by 2030, […]

Unlocking the Wind energy Potential in South East Asia

On 31 October 2019, energy industry leaders gathered in Singapore for the Wind Energy Conference at the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). The conference, co-organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), featured dialogues on regulatory challenges, project financing and the latest technological advancements in the wind […]

UOB’s U-Solar facilitates nearly 160GW hours of solar power

United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) U-Solar programme has facilitated the generation of nearly 160 gigawatt hours of solar power across the Asean region and simultaneously reducing over 77,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

US offers help to ASEAN countries on oil and gas exploration ventures

HOUSTON, Texas – The United States (US) government is offering help to countries in the Southeast Asian region – primarily those wanting to extract oil and gas resources within their exclusive economic zones but investment flows are being impeded by diplomatic skirmish with Asian super power China. In his keynote address at the CERAWeek here, […]

US pledges to enhance cooperation with Mekong subregion’s countries

The US will bolster support for countries in the Mekong subregion through the Mekong-US partnership, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Atul Keshap said at a recent online seminar to reveal results of a report on transboundary rivers and addressing challenges in Mekong River.  

US to boost ASEAN energy transition spending

US president Joe Biden will announce $150mn in new US spending in southeast Asia to promote development of renewable energy and infrastructure, as well as maritime security, when he hosts leaders of ten ASEAN nations on Friday. The spending package includes $40mn in development finance that could unlock up to $2bn in private investment in […]

US-ASEAN Business Council a trusted partner of Vietnam: official

Washington DC (VNA) – The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) will remain a reliable partner of Vietnam, affirmed USABC President and CEO Alexander C. Feldman at his working session with Minister-Chairman of the Vietnamese Government Office Mai Tien Dung in Washington DC on April 11 (local time). Feldman said he is interested in Vietnam’s role as […]

US-Asean Summit sends strong signal to invest in PH

The success of the recent US-Asean Special Summit sends a strong message of pushing for deeper economic engagement between the US and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states, especially on more jobs and investments for the Philippines.

Use of hydrogen touted as a solution to carbon neutrality for ASEAN

JAKARTA (April 14): Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the East Asia Summit (EAS) need to bolster the use of renewable energy sources and work for energy sufficiency, as well as clean energy transition or decarbonisation. The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) Chief Operating Officer, Hachiyama Koji […]