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The Climate
Imperative
Climate Change: Challenges & Solutions in Southeast Asia
The world’s energy system has bestowed great benefits to society, but it has also come with an expensive price tag: climate change due to human activities that have led to the build-up of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The evidence of climate change is solid, and humanity faces an increasing peril if we don’t move.

 

 

 
 

  

The High Price of Coal
Coal is considered the world’s cheapest fuel.  But it is also the dirtiest and most polluting.  Yet, countries like Indonesia continue to dig up this mineral and to build coal fired power plants to burn it. The convenience of coal fuel has largely kept well-hidden all the suffering it causes.
Photo by Kemal Jufri

 

 

 
 

  

Displaced Earth
Climate refugees in the Philippines
Extreme weather events is the new normal in the Philippines. In the past few years, the country and its people have borne the brunt of some of the deadliest and most expensive typhoons.
Photo by Veejay Villafranca

 

 

 
 

  

The Energy [R]evolution
is happening now!
Renewable energy is considered to be an important solution to the climate change crisis the world is currently facing. Thailand has high potential for producing electricity power from the sun. The Thai government promotes renewable energy, supporting cleaner technologies such as solar generation.
Photo by Athit Perawongmetha

 

 

 
 

 

WHAT'S THE  
SOLUTION?
Cut carbon emission, create jobs, and power Southeast Asia for a sustainable future
Kick-start an Energy [R]evolution!
We need governments to quit dirty coal and embrace the region's incredible renewable energy potential.
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About the Photographers


Kemal Jufri, Indonesia

Kemal is a World Press Award-winning photographer, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more >>

Athit Perawongmetha, Thailand

Athit is an award winning photojournalist based in Thailand. Read more >>

Vicente Jaime “Veejay” Villafranca, Philippines

Veejay was among seven Filipinos to be accepted in the first Asian documentary workshop of the Angkor photography festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Read more >>


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