Climate of Change

Climate of Change

The Struggle for Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia
50 years of ASEAN - Still waiting for social and ecological justiceCreator: Ines Meier. Creative Commons License LogoThis image is licensed under Creative Commons License.

ASEAN turns 50. The results of its policies and the situation of the Southeast Asian community is at best mixed. Despite impressive economic growth rates, the struggle for social-ecological justice has not resulted in any major achievements so far. Facing a number of ecological crises, especially climate change and sea level rise, the member states are under pressure to act immediately. Yet, the will to act is curbed when plans for building new coal-fired power plants arise: Indonesia plans to have 117 new plants by 2025.

Despite this grim picture, there are alternatives that could improve the ecological and social climate in Southeast Asia. Three guests from the region share their experiences in promoting renewable energy and banning coal and large hydropower projects from the political agenda.

With:

  • Nguy Thi Khanh, GreenID, Vietnam
  • Suphakit Nuntavorakarn, Healthy Public Policy Foundation, Thailand
  • Myint Zaw, Ju Foundation, Myanmar

Moderation: N.N.

Registration: No registration required.

The event will take place in English.

The event will be streamed via Livestream »

Information:

Julia Behrens
Project Management Asia Desk
behrens@boell.de

» More on this and other ASEAN-related topics