Southeast Asia

Bac Lieu chose clean energy, clean environment, clean shrimp and phased out coal-fired power plant – a wise decision which satisfies people’s expectation, and leads a new initiative for Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Hanoi, September 23, 2016 –Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) and Non-Communicable Diseases Viet Nam (NCDs-VN) wholeheartedly support Bac Lieu Province leaders in their decision to “Withdraw Cai Cung coal-fired power plant project1 in the province from the Power Development Plan VII to ensure clean environment for aquaculture in the context that this province has high […] (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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Hoa Sen University students live simple for climate actions

Here’s a blog post from Cici Tran a volunteer from Vietnam, about a recent activity they held in Hoa Sen University. Changes do not necessarily have to be big. Small changes matter as well, especially when both take time to produce results. Then, who would be better to target than the youngsters who have […] (More...)

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The one when coal keeps burning me

Here’s an update from one of the participants  in a recently conducted exposure trip to coal mines in Quang Ninh Province. You know that tingling in your skin when seeing a sublime vista destroyed by this species called Homo sapiens? Man, how much I hate that feeling. Although in this day and age, when a […] (More...)

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6000+ Resistance Against DMCI Coal in Palawan

6000+ petitioners filed at DENR Photo: AC Dimatatac   Palawan Alliance for Clean Energy (PACE) equipped with more than six thousand (6,000) signatures urging DENR Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje to deny DMCI an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for a proposed coal power plant in the Philippines’ last ecological frontier – Palawan. The ECC is to […] (More...)

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Quezon rises up against dirty energy

I was supposed to be on leave yesterday, and I have already imagined an uneventful day when I suddenly came across a short-noticed invitation to an anti-coal activity in Quezon, province which I was elated to join. It was totally unplanned and unexpected, after a hectic morning I suddenly found myself having lunch and listening […] (More...)

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ASEAN Power Shift

Fellow 350 activists,Join us at the #aseanpowershift 2015 – a three-day youth conference happening very soon in Singapore from 24 – 26 July.APS aims to build capacity from the ground up – for youth to champion climate action in their country and the region.You are invited to join activists from 10 ASEAN countries on a […] (More...)

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Norway: Heed our call divest from destruction

Yesterday Gerry Arances, the national coordinator of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, a broad coalition of grassroots organizations working with vulnerable sectors and communities to campaign for climate justice in the Philippines, addressed the Norwegian Parliament to divest the Norwegian sovereign fund from fossil-fuels as it comes under review in the Norwegian Parliament. Below […] (More...)

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