Lead the energy [r]evolution: energy security and a sustainable energy future for ASEAN

สิ่งพิมพ์ - สิงหาคม 7, 2551
Currently, Southeast Asia collectively ranks third highest in carbon dioxide emissions among developing countries, after China and India. Business as usual projections indicate that Southeast Asia will increase its carbon dioxide emissions by 350 percent by 2050. This is an unacceptable scenario in the face of warnings issued by scientists about the dire consequences if the total global greenhouse gas emissions are not cut to half by mid-century.

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Executive summary: The urgent need for the right decisive action to address the impending impacts of climate change is more urgent than ever. Being home to among the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts, ASEAN must establish among its governments the right climate and energy policy. Decisions made in the next few years, will continue to have an impact in 2050. Only if a renewable energy and energy efficient path is taken, can we avoid the worst excesses of climate change!

Num. pages: 7