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Working towards a greener Asia

Rene Buehlmann
Rene Buehlmann5/5/2022 10:22 AM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Working towards a greener Asia
Asian firms can play a huge part in climate change solutions / Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua
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The next eight years are critical — the world needs to decarbonise rapidly and that cannot happen without Asia. Four of the top 10 emitters are Asian, including China and India.

However, the challenge for Asia is that its economies are growing rapidly — so not only will emissions go up, but per capita emissions will grow too as consumers become more prosperous. How can this challenge be met?

What is encouraging is that the innovative solutions required are also being created in Asia. The world leaders in renewable energy and battery development include Chinese and Korean companies, while the supply chain of the materials needed to build the green energy revolution — the rare earths, lithium, copper, nickel and so on — are all to be found across Asia.

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