Climate change

Mitigation

ASEAN air chiefs unite with RTAF to ‘clear the air’ in Thailand pollution battle

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) is gearing up to join forces with its ASEAN counterparts to combat air pollution, specifically honing in on the issue of fine particulate matter PM2.5. This announcement took flight during the annual ASEAN Air Chiefs Conference in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, which concluded ...

Atima Homtientong

Vietnamese, Norwegian enterprises envisage a future of clean energy​

HCM City (VNA) – An energy transition seminar on Norwegian-Vietnamese business partnerships opened in Ho Chi Minh on September 13, hosted by the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Oil, Gas and Coal Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). According to experts, the participation and collaboration of the ...

VNA

Thailand announces ‘no-burning’ rule until end-April to prevent wildfires, haze

In a bid to prevent the spread of wildfires and haze in the country, the Thai government has imposed a three-month no-burning rule across all localities. The rule, which kicked in on Feb 1, will be in effect until the end of April. In a statement on ...

Asyraf Kamil

Cambodia one of just 49 countries to submit climate strategy to UN

Cambodia on December 30 submitted its                                                egy (LTS4CN) to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) , according ...

Ry Sochan

Ambitious steps to go carbon neutral

To the surprise of many, Thailand announced at the recent COP26 climate summit in Glasgow that it would increase its long-term ambition on climate action — pledging to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and to achieve an economy with net-zero GHG emissions by or before ...

PETER DU PONT

ASEAN peatlands: Critical in mitigating the climate crisis

Peatlands are one of the most important ecosystems on Earth for capturing and storing carbon. The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is playing a key role in efforts to ensure their protection, delegates attending an event on the sidelines of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow ...

ROBERT FINLAYSON

COP26 deforestation-ending commitment must hold leaders accountable (commentary)

It is a commendable goal to end and reverse deforestation within a decade, one which if met would protect both people and the planet, but this is a crisis now. The Amazon is hurtling towards a “tipping point” beyond which it may be lost. In ...

Steve Trent

Vietnam targeting carbon emission neutrality by 2050, minister says

Vietnam is targeting carbon emission neutrality by 2050, the country’s industry and trade minister said on Monday, joining scores of countries that have pledged to halt emissions by mid-century or thereabouts in order to stop global warming. Nguyen Hong Dien, speaking at a roundtable on the ...

Editing by Martin Petty and Sanjeev Miglani

Carbon pricing insights from Vietnam

A relatively low but increasing carbon price could play an important role in helping Vietnam meet its emission reduction targets, Thang Nam Do and Paul Burke write. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a matter of national interest for Vietnam, one of the most vulnerable countries to ...

THANG NAM DO, PAUL BURKE

Laos Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 34% Over Ten Years

Laos has announced it has successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 34 percent over the last ten years. Prime Minister of Laos, Dr. Phankham Viphavanh, spoke via remote communication at the UN General Assembly in New York last month, saying that Laos had been able to ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

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