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Of one mind and vision

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela. The following months after the signing of the Paris Agreement has been a challenging time for the East Asia region The fossil fuel industry is still active with a host of projects on the ground and are still bent on expanding dirty energy development […] (More...)

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Nuclear: No room for revival

Five years ago, I stood in front of the control room of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), listening to an engineer trying to convince us that it was safe and wise to operate the 32-year-old facility.   At the time, I thought that the debate about the safety of reviving the BNPP was finally laid […] (More...)

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Groups welcome ADB support for Duterte clean energy transition

MANILA, 8 June 2016 — Civil society groups welcomed today the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) pledge of support for the incoming Duterte administration’s statements supporting clean energy, making it the first major financing institution to do so. “ADB is fully supportive of the COP21 [Paris climate talks] outcomes,” said Richard Bolt, ADB’s country director for […] (More...)

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Charting our path to sustainable energy development in Vietnam: a convergence of sectors

Seminar on climate and energy raises voice of frontline community, corporate sector and scientific community in sustainable development   CHANGE/350.org Vietnam and the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) hosted a seminar “Power shift: change to tackle climate change” on 27 April in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). The seminar aimed at promoting voice of the […] (More...)

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Let a million climate actions bloom

In the past week there has been a ferment of opposition against dirty energy across the Philippine archipelago as communities, organisations and the Catholic church step up their campaigns against coal.  Following news of the Norwegian parliament’s formal endorsement of divesting  its $900 Billion sovereign wealth fund, that will cut funding for the Philippines’ top dirty energy producers including: […] (More...)

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Earth Day 2015: Fossil-free future!

Earth Day was born in 1970 in the US, at the peak of an awakening in environmental awareness that led to the Clean Air Act and a flurry of effective legislative responses to an ecological crisis. 45 years on the challenge of our survival as a specie calls us to act with urgency in responding […] (More...)

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Palawan is in trouble!

Sharing a message from Cynthia Sumagaysay- Del Rosario who is currently part of the struggle to protect the Philippine province of Palawan from DMCI Holdings’ proposed coal plant project. Dear friends, If you have already been to Palawan, you know that it is one special place. Aside from being voted as “the best island in the world” […] (More...)

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