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Gojek Pledges to Achieve Zero Emissions, Zero Waste & Zero Barriers by 2030 in First Annual Sustainability Report

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Media OutReach – 30 April 2021 – As part of its sustainability mission to create positive impact and long-term value for people and the planet, Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on demand services and payments platform, today announced commitments to Three Zeros: Zero Emissions, Zero Waste and Zero Barriers, to be achieved […]

Climate Eyes Are on China, But What about ASEAN?

Last week, in an effort to reinstall the United States to a position of diplomatic visibility, Joe Biden convened a virtual meeting of political leaders from three dozen countries to discuss global climate strategy. The feather in Biden’s cap was that China’s Xi Jinping agreed to attend and deliver an address.

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.

Planned ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance would benefit from Islamic input, say international experts

Input from Islamic financial specialists will smooth the path to development of a region-wide taxonomy for financial services in Southeast Asia, Salaam Gateway understands from international experts. On March 30, finance ministers and central bank governors from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced their support for an ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable […]

Growth of solar despite COVID-19 points to Southeast Asia’s green potential

Last month, Singapore completed one of the largest floating solar energy farms in the world, the latest in a series of solar initiatives in Southeast Asia that have gone ahead despite the impacts of the pandemic. Located in the Strait of Johor to the west of Singapore, the solar farm consists of more than 13,000 […]

Propelling energy transition by empowering media

In our life today, the media play a huge role in public policy making. The media’s ability to influence is affected by several factors, such as accessibility, trust and the existing linkage between them and the authorities. The media’s influence is evident in the government’s campaign to build public awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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 […]

8 charts on the private sector’s growing backing of clean energy

While private sector backed investments in renewable energy are on a steep growth trajectory in Asia, there is potential for much more, according to a new report by consulting firm EY and the European Climate Foundation. The joint report looked into the investment scene for renewable energy projects in eight Asian markets (Southeast Asia, Japan, […]

Renewable capacity to nearly double in Asean by 2025: HSBC report

ASEAN’S renewable capacity is expected to nearly double by 2025, driven by better regulation and lower equipment costs, with Vietnam currently leading the way, according to a HSBC Global Research report. Focused on industry trends in Asean, the report looked at the key drivers and risks for growth in energy transition to renewables. Six key […]

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 […]