For over a decade, the government required that palm oil be blended with diesel, and ethanol with benzene. This policy helped boost the price of these energy plants while also lowering imports of fossil fuels and cutting down air pollution.
Thailand shows lack of commitment at COP26
It’s an existential threat, indeed. But rather than learning about the threat and how to deal with it sensibly, the person at the helm seems more concerned about holding on to his seat of power.
With the China–Cambodia free trade agreement ratified by the Cambodian National Assembly last month, and an updated investment law prioritising incentives for green energy, it looks like the future of Cambodia’s electricity system could be getting brighter – and greener.
The MRC urges states to come up with an “integrated river management plans to address risks from increasing hydropower development”. The warning reflects the lack of collective action to address the threat to the Mekong River that is the damming of its course.
Of all the places in the world most likely to be profoundly harmed from rising sea levels and increased frequency of storms, the Bay of Bengal and the Nicobar Islands are the most likely to face sustained, wrenching change.
The real issue is big corporations invade the forest. This is very significant. Deforestation happens mostly from large scale corporation rather than small scale farmers.
ASEAN leaders’ climate change pledges are undeliverable empty promises