Energy Shift Southeast Asia

Japan’s ‘disastrous and harmful’ LNG financing sparks protests around the world

Community-led petition and demonstrations call on Japan’s export credit agency–Japan Bank for International Cooperation–to end environmental and community harms arising from LNG projects   Fishermen, local communities, indigenous groups, and environmental advocates across the globe denounced Japan and its export credit agency Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)–expressing opposition to the country’s public finance for liquified […]

Flying solo: Filipino fisherman brings plea to Europe: Stop fossil fuel financing

A fisherman from Batangas, a province south of the Philippine capital, flew thousands of miles away from home on his own to personally call on European banks to divest from environmentally destructive fossil fuel projects in his country.  It was not only his first international flight but also his first time away from family.  Maximo […]

Southeast Asian civil society welcomes Biden’s pause on LNG export approvals

Energy Shift Southeast Asia, a network of civic organizations advocating for just energy transition in the region, lauded U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent decision to temporarily halt pending authorizations for the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).  The White House said the pause would assess and update current economic and environmental analyses of the U.S. […]

Poem: you flood our sea with lng

Pree Bharadwaj

by Pree Bharadwaj you flood our seawith lng you tell usthe trilemma – a true dilemmasecurity!affordability!accessibility!hence fossil fuelsnecessary but tell me about necessitywhen our livelihoods start collapsingtell me about necessitywhen our ecosystems come down crashingtell me about necessitywhen our communities stop adapting let me tell YOUabout the necessity of our biodiversity for our societylet me […]

Analysis of the Vietnam JETP Resource Mobilization Plan

On December 3, 2023, Vietnam launched the Resource Mobilization Plan (RMP) to implement the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) between Vietnam and its International Partners Group (IPG), a group of nine countries co-led by the United Kingdom and the European Union, with Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, and the United States as its […]

Report: Confronting a Fossil Future: Stopping the Gas Detour in Renewable-Rich Southeast Asia

Massive plans for gas undermine energy transition in renewables-rich Southeast Asia Download the report here.Published by Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development Key points of the report: As the UN climate talks come in full swing, clean energy think-tank Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development (CEED) and partners made the case for stopping massive plans […]