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13.09.2022 | Climate change | News
A primary school flooded in Khairpur district, Sindh, Pakistan

An interview with FES partner Khadim Hussain Mirani about relief efforts, the climate crisis, and the challenges for workers and local economies in…


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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung | Climate change | Publication

A regional review on the social-ecological transformation of cities in Asia.


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24.08.2022 | Climate change | News

Thailand's current practices and policies only include some of the elements that will be needed to achieve their ambitious commitment to reach…


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| Climate change | Event

Join us in shaping a socially inclusive and climate-resilient future in Asia powered by renewable energy!


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03.08.2022 | Climate change | Event

How urban transformation, feminism and the circular economy are shaping the futures of cities of Asia.


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26.07.2022 | Climate change | News

An interview with Chalie Charoenlarpnopparut about Thailand’s pledges, plans and priorities for its energy transformation.


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12.05.2022 | Climate change | News

Rural and urban areas are connected in ways that cannot be dissolved or ignored. They are economically, socially, and environmentally interlinked…


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20.04.2022 | Climate change | News

FES Philippines forms Youth for Just Transition Network to engage young people from different backgrounds in the shift from coal to renewable energy.


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16.03.2022 | Climate change | News

Sustainable urban mobility always involves several trade-offs: between comfort and pollution, between private and public transport, and others. A…


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Ingo Kucz and Sascha Naji | Climate change | Publication

Four case studies explore the state of mobility in Asia’s megacities.


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08.03.2022 | Climate change | News
Women in Central Java Indonesia

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, yet their invaluable contributions in tackling climate change are still unrecognized. This…


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24.02.2022 | Climate change | News
Fisherfolk of Chennai | © Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung / Shruthi Kulkarni

Rapid urbanisation in Chennai is leaving the city's vulnerable susceptible to effects of unplanned growth and climate change.


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Elisa Sutanudjaja | Climate change | Publication

Once among the four most congested cities globally, Jakarta's mobility system is showing signs of improvement. Elisa Sutanudjaja analyses the…


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26.01.2022 | Climate change | News
Commuters queue as they wait to board a UV Express van in a PUV terminal at SM North EDSA, Quezon City.

As one of the world's most congested cities, Metro Manila faces increasing challenges to its urban development, highlighting issues of livability and…


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Jude Esguerra | Climate change | Publication

The roads of Metro Manila are considered to be among the most congested in the world. Jude Esguerra analyses its mobility systems and shares three…


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Sarah Remmei, Kapil Chaudhery and Luong Ngoc Tu | Climate change | Publication

New case study provides an overview of Hanoi’s mobility system and recommends measures to raise liveability and ecological sustainability in the…


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Dr Yamini Jain | Climate change | Publication

Urban mobility specialist Dr Yamini Jain portrays Bengaluru’s mobility sector and the city’s efforts to shift to safe, inclusive, affordable,…


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19.11.2021 | Climate change | News

Hanoi's migrant manual workers keep the city running, but their already precarious work and living conditions have worsened during the pandemic.


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11.11.2021 | Climate change | News

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia launches an interactive map that lets viewers explore the current state of social and ecological development in eight…


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| Climate change | News

By the evening of 1 November 2021, India had captured the spotlight in Glasgow. The country announced a new net zero target by 2070, which meant that…


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| Climate change | News

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo called for global collaboration to tackle climate change during COP26, highlighting the need for more climate…


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| Climate change | News

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is a chance for Vietnam to show its commitment to addressing climate change. Despite the country’s long-term…


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20.10.2021 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

Integrating feminist priorities into city planning is essential, not just for gender equity, but also for climate resilience and wider sustainability.…


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30.09.2021 | Climate change | News

South Korea is deemed to be relatively behind on climate policy. So much so that the country was considered a “climate villain” by international…


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15.09.2021 | Climate change | News

Our regional climate and energy project in Asia brought together practitioners, policy-makers and researchers to discuss common challenges and…


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26.05.2021 | Climate change | News

The announcement by Asia’s leading development bank to exit from financing fossil fuels made global headlines. While it would be a major step for a…


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19.03.2021 | Climate change | News

While many parts of the world are shifting away from fossil fuels, Southeast Asia remains a hot spot for coal expansion. A new report by Climate…


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Ursula Fuentes and Anna Chapman | Climate change | Publication

Our latest study looks into the need to stop the expansion of coal and phasing out coal for power generation to avoid the catastrophic climate change…


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23.02.2021 | Climate change | News

China’s recent commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2060 sends a powerful message, not only about what the country thinks it can achieve with…


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08.01.2021 | Climate change | News

Energy is first and foremost a human-impact story; however, Vietnamese journalists have so far been focussing on its technical and business angles. If…


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Diane Archer & Charrlotte Adelina | Climate change | Publication

Asian cities present unique challenges but also opportunities for low-carbon transitions.


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| Climate change, Gender Justice | News

For the shift from fossil fuels towards renewable energies to be genuinely sustainable on both the environmental and social levels, it needs to be…


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04.11.2020 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

Watch the presentation of our four keynote speakers from our series on gender and energy.


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31.10.2020 | Climate change, Economy of tomorrow | News

Environmental disasters, a worldwide pandemic, looming recession and political turmoil shape Asia’s metropolises, making it clear why future cities…


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27.10.2020 | Climate change | News

Revisit the findings of our regional research and learn more about social-ecological transformation in Asia!


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19.08.2020 | Climate change | News
Climate change activists holding a sign reading "There is no planet B"

During lockdown, FES Philippines produced “Can We Cool Down The Earth” - an audiobook on climate change aimed at children, voiced by young…


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08.01.2020 | Climate change | News

As governments show insufficient signs of comprehensively addressing the climate emergency, civil society must step up efforts to make sure their…


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05.11.2019 | Climate change | News

Interview with Gotelind Alber on a genuine gender-sensitive climate transition for Southeast Asia.


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24.07.2019 | Climate change | News

A greater emphasis on renewable energy could benefit the people and the economy as well as the environment in Vietnam.


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03.06.2019 | Climate change | News

A look at the county’s persistently popular but problematic power source.


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25.03.2019 | Climate change | News

Shifting spotlight from economic growth to the well-being of humans and nature can contribute to reduced carbon pressure on the Planet, better trade…


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24.10.2018 | Climate change | News

FES Vietnam promotes collaborations to achieve fairness and leave no one behind in Vietnam’s energy shift.


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10.07.2018 | Climate change | News

At a recent workshop in Vietnam, stakeholders explore how to bring together the work on climate governance and the implementation of the Paris…


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Zhang Junjie, Donghui Liu, Xue Lan, Chen Xiduo, Wu Honglin | Climate change | Publication

On the example of China, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in…


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Roberto S. Verzola, Jose D. Logarta Jr. (Viking) and Pedro H. Maniego, Jr. | Climate change | Publication

On the example of the Philippines, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy…


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Puree Sirasoontorn and Praipol Koomsup | Climate change | Publication

On the example of Thailand, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in…


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Maria Lauranti and Eka Afrina Djamhari | Climate change | Publication

On the example of Indonesia, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in…


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22.11.2017 | Climate change | News

Bonn (Germany) – Interview with Nithi Nesaduria, member of the South-East Asia delegation attending the latest round of climate change talks by the…


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16.11.2017 | Climate change | News

Manila (Philippines) – The prospect of democratizing energy for Filipino families burns brighter as leaders from local government units gear up for…


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12.10.2017 | Climate change | News

Hanoi (Vietnam) – Renewable energy is likely to become increasingly important to the economies of Asia as they address energy security and…


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Miranda Schreurs and Julia Balanowski | Climate change | Publication

A comprehensive overview of the most important political and social factors, the commonalities and differences, that drive—but also hamper—socially…


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Udai S Mehta, Pratim Bose and Ashwini K Swain | Climate change | Publication

On the example of India, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in…


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Koos Neefjes and Dang Thi Thu Hoai | Climate change | Publication

On the example of Vietnam, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in…


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14.07.2017 | Climate change, Economy of tomorrow | News

Shanghai (China) – FES and partners in China continue the quest for new strategies to address the challenge of rapidly increasing urbanization and…


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15.06.2017 | Climate change | News

Hanoi (Vietnam) – Interview on the challenges and opportunities of an energy transition for Vietnam


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29.05.2017 | Climate change | News

To mitigate climate change, Asia needs to undergo a transition towards a low-carbon economy suggests the climate team of FES in Asia, since May with a…


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Sonja Schirmbeck | Climate change | Publication

Vietnam achieved a rapid socio-economic development within the last decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty. However, the future…


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30.11.2016 | Climate change | News

Ha Noi (Vietnam) ― After a change of heart, Vietnam decision-makers halt plans to construct nuclear power plants. Sites were prepared for…


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23.08.2016 | Climate change | News

August 23, 2016 — FES Asia is part of an international FES delegation to discuss climate justice and social ecological transformation at a global…


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