Climate change, energy and the environment

The ongoing ecological and social crises are interconnected.

By fostering a social-ecological transformation, we challenge a growth model that destroys the natural basis for life and benefits the rich more than the poor. With our partners, we shape alliances between social and environmental actors to overcome those interconnected crises together.

In line with the overarching concept of a social-ecological transformation, we promote the concept of international and domestic climate justice. The socioeconomic opportunities, not only the burdens, arising from climate change mitigation and adaptation should be shared according to historic and current emission levels. Moreover, we ensure with our partners that international climate funds reach the most vulnerable groups, who need to be heard when it comes to using those funds.

We explore solutions for a just transition, especially in the energy sector. Renewable energy can mitigate climate change and create “green jobs” across the value chain, even in rural areas. Nonetheless, steps are needed to ensure that a move away from fossil fuels is socially just, in the interest of workers and entire communities.

We endorse political participation on climate change, energy, and the environment. All Asian countries have launched strategies for green growth, low carbon development and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). However, these are seldom integrated into policy frameworks, and are not rooted in experience. By increased political participation, best-practice solutions can be integrated into policies, based on the real needs and capacities of those most vulnerable to climate change and environmental disasters.

News

  • 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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Publications

  • 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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