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23.02.2021 | Climate change | News

China’s latest carbon pledge sets ambitious course for the 21st Century

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

Telling the energy story through a more inclusive lens

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

Social-ecological transformation in cities in Asia

Social-ecological transformation in Asian cities is instrumental to achieving many global development and climate targets. As dense settlements of…


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| Climate change, Gender and social justice | News

Further steps are needed to ensure a gender-just energy transition

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 and social justice | News

Revisit our web discussions on gender and energy

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

The case for social cities

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

Pathways towards a social-ecological transformation in Asian cities

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

Youth advocates volunteered for climate education amid lockdown

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

"Governments failed us at COP25"

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

Women and climate change: Initializing gender-sensitive perspectives for South-East Asia

Interview with Gotelind Alber on a genuine gender-sensitive climate transition for South-East Asia


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24.07.2019 | Climate change | News

Renewable energy can be “win-win-win” for Viet Nam

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


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03.06.2019 | Climate change | News

Coal-based power plants: Viet Nam’s unsolved problem

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


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25.03.2019 | Climate change | News

The greenest kind of growth is degrowth

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

Building alliances for a just energy transition in Asia

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

Action on climate change can boost other aspects of development, if properly aligned

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

Achieving a socially equitable energy transition in China

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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Wednesday, 23.05.2018 - Thursday, 24.05.2018 - Hanoi, Vietnam | Climate change | Event, News

Connecting the dots: Implementing the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals in Vietnam

International experts, government representatives and civil society organizations are coming together to identify and promote policies for a coherent…


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

Towards a just transition in the Philippine electricity sector

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

Energy Transition in Thailand

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

A Socially Equitable Energy Transition in Indonesia

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

No more justification for banking on coal

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

Local projects key to renewable energy push in the Philippines

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

"A socially just energy transition involves everybody"

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

Promoting Socially and Economically Just Energy Transformations in Asia

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

In Pursuit of a Low Fossil Energy Future

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

Towards a socially just energy transition in Vietnam

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

Building a low-carbon city: Experiences from China and Germany

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

"If it can be done there, it can be done here as well!"

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


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29.05.2017 | Climate change | News

Shaping up for climate action in Asia

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's environmental policies at a crossroads

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

Interview: Vietnam says NO to Nuclear Energy

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

Learning to change the system: exchanges at the edge of a coal pitch

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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