Southeast Asia

Clean energy development and inclusive growth policies should be part of the environmental fiscal reform in the region, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi and Han Phoumin said in a discussion paper published by Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (ERIA). Philstar.com/File

MANILA, Philippines – Southeast Asian economies should step up the push for renewable energy development through higher public expenditure, green job development and fiscal reforms.

Read more: SE Asia pushes clean energy development


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[JAKARTA] Scientists in Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom’s Met Office have teamed up to develop a model that predicts how the climate in the region will be like in the next 100 years. 

Read more: Climate model sees warmer Southeast Asia


A man rebuilds his house at a cyclone affected area in the outskirts of Yangon. An estimated 1.5 million people in Myanmar were affected by Cyclone Nargis in 2008, making it the worst natural disaster in the country's history. EPA/EPA PHOTO

Southeast Asia will be highly vulnerable if no action is taken to address climate change, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank.

Read more: ADB sees greater economic losses from climate change


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