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 […]

Opinion: Japanese PM Kishida must stop derailing the global energy transition

Philippine President Bongbong Marcos with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Decelmber 2023

Philippine President Bongbong Marcos with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Leaders’ Meeting in December 2023. (Photo from the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan) By Gerry Arances and Elizabeth BastCenter for Energy, Ecology, and Development; Oil Change International When Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with President Joe Biden and Philippine President […]

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. […]

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 […]

Japan, global leaders failed to deliver climate leadership at G7 Summit: CSOs

Southeast Asian civil society groups criticized outcomes of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit as climate-blind and in contradiction to G7 nations’ pledges to support global efforts to meet the 1.5°C ambition. Leading up to the G7 summit weekend in Hiroshima, civil society groups and communities in various countries staged protests demanding that leaders of […]