Renewables can help South-east Asia meet climate and growth targets

To meet climate goals, support sustainable development and fuel economic growth, Asean states will need to turn decisively to renewables.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have less than 11 years to limit the rise of global temperatures by drastically reducing carbon dioxide emissions. No other solution can curb rising emissions from the energy sector while boosting prosperity within this timeframe. However, the potential of renewables is still largely untapped across South-east Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2019, with the headline 'Renewables can help S-E Asia meet climate and growth targets'. Subscribe