Solar panels in Baoying county, Jiangsu province, China on November 5. China can play a key role in supporting Southeast Asia’s energy sector, even as coal finance disappears. Photo: Xinhua Solar panels in Baoying county, Jiangsu province, China on November 5. China can play a key role in supporting Southeast Asia’s energy sector, even as coal finance disappears. Photo: Xinhua
Solar panels in Baoying county, Jiangsu province, China on November 5. China can play a key role in supporting Southeast Asia’s energy sector, even as coal finance disappears. Photo: Xinhua
Lauren Huleatt
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Lauren Huleatt

China can lead, and Japan and South Korea can follow, in cutting coal finance in Southeast Asia

  • The world’s three biggest public financiers of coal should target Southeast Asia’s renewable energy market, worth up to US$205 billion over the next 10 years
  • China can show by example that climate commitments should include overseas investments

Solar panels in Baoying county, Jiangsu province, China on November 5. China can play a key role in supporting Southeast Asia’s energy sector, even as coal finance disappears. Photo: Xinhua Solar panels in Baoying county, Jiangsu province, China on November 5. China can play a key role in supporting Southeast Asia’s energy sector, even as coal finance disappears. Photo: Xinhua
Solar panels in Baoying county, Jiangsu province, China on November 5. China can play a key role in supporting Southeast Asia’s energy sector, even as coal finance disappears. Photo: Xinhua
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Lauren Huleatt

Lauren Huleatt

Lauren Huleatt is a sustainable finance campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia.