Climate and Energy in Southeast Asia

This web-dossier explores climate and energy issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia. It contains analyses, features, research and other multimedia materials from regional experts, academics, journalists and our partners.


Loss and Damage: Perspectives from Southeast Asia

Policy Brief
According to the Global Climate Risk Index, among the top ten countries at risk to climate-related extreme weather events, three (3) countries are from Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand). As these climate hazards increase in intensity, outweighing the ability of vulnerable groups and communities to adapt, losses and damages will also increase.

Unpacking the JET-P Pathway

On 6 and 9 February 2023, hbs Southeast Asia Regional Office and the Global Renewables Congress organized an Insight Roundtable on Just Energy Transition – Partnerships (JET-Ps). They brought together NGOs and policymakers to facilitate discussions on the potential, challenges, opportunities, and unanswered questions related to energy transition partnerships, to explore what investments and partnerships on just energy transition could or should mean for the Southeast Asian region.

Advancing Just Energy Transition in the ASEAN

This paper proposes the following recommendations to address the adverse effects of climate change in the ASEAN: decarbonising the ASEAN by accelerating decarbonisation by 2030; promoting market reforms to enable fair and open competition for energy generation; committing to no more new coal and introducing comparable support for renewable energy; and ensuring a human-centered energy transition in the ASEAN toward a community-focused, equal sharing of benefits and risks and the empowerment of community-owned energy systems.

A call for ASEAN’s energy transition to be just

This article was first published on The Phnom Penh Post on 9 November 2022 <>

Based on regional consultation* with partners who are CSOs and experts from across Southeast Asia, OXFAM believes ASEAN member states have an opportunity to ‘’super-charge’’ an energy transition that provides energy security and is inclusive and just. We recognise the significant challenges with high population growth, some of the world’s most dynamic growing economies and fastest energy demand and widening inequalities between people and between states. Within ASEAN 29 million people still lack access to electricity and 219 million cook with solid biofuels. The regional consultation, bringing together CSOs across the region, is co-organized by hbs Southeast Asia Regional Office, together with Oxfam Mekong Water Governance Program.

JETP Vietnam: 15 billion US dollars for a new energy system

Odette February 2022

Charting a Path Forward in ASEAN’s Climate Change Agenda

Garden by The Bay

Plugging Singapore into the ASEAN Power Grid

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Climate Change and Disasters in the Philippines

Solar Panels-installing Woman

New Energy Ecosystem Can Aggravate Existing Inequalities If Gender Gap Is Not Addressed

Khanh Hoa

Gender and Climate Change: Snapshots from Southeast Asia

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“It’s a clear signal that the Asian Development Bank is finally, finally moving away from coal.”

Paper Series on Energy Landscapes in Southeast Asia

Unpacking COP24 and its implications for Southeast Asia

COP23 Bonn: The Climate Commitments and ASEAN

COP 21 and the Paris Agreement: A Force Awakened

E-Papers on NDCs of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia: Hotspot for Renewables or Dumping Ground for Coal?

Wind and Solar

Energy Transition in Southeast Asia and Vietnam's Role as ASEAN Chair 2020

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Exposing the “Clean Energy” Myths of ADB and AIIB


ADB Announces Coal Exit in Draft Energy Policy


Sustainable Electricity Scenarios in Southern Thailand and the Lower Mekong Countries

The Coal Situation in Thailand and Strategic Environmental Assessment


Should Nuclear Power Have a Future in Thailand?

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Voices from Thai Local Communities: Nuclear Is Not the Option for Thailand

Climate of Change: The Struggle for Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia

at Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin, November 8, 2017

Nguy Thi Khanh, GreenID, Vietnam, Suphakit Nuntavorakarn, Healthy Public Policy Foundation, Thailand, Kyi Phyo, Mekong Energy and Ecology Network, Myanmar

Moderation: Richard Fuchs, Journalist

Climate of Change: The Struggle for Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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Climate Change and Renewable Energy - Nguy Thi Khanh - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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Renewable Energy and Institutional Governance in Thailand with Suphakit Nuntavorakarn - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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