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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of net zero commitments in south east asia

Comparing Net-Zero Commitments in Southeast Asia:

In the pursuit of sustainability, Southeast Asian nations have made substantial strides towards net-zero emissions. Let's delve deeper into their commitments:

1. Singapore: 

Pioneering the way, Singapore aims for net-zero emissions by 2050. With plans to invest $2 billion in green measures, it targets reducing emissions intensity by 36% from 2005 levels by 2030. (Source: Government of Singapore)

2. Malaysia:

 Recently committing to a net-zero target by 2050, Malaysia plans to increase its forest cover to 26.2% of the country's land area by 2030 and increase renewable energy to 31% of its electricity generation by 2025. (Source: Malaysia's Ministry of Environment and Water)

3. Indonesia:

 Striving for net-zero emissions by 2060, Indonesia's ambitious goal includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2030. It aims to restore 2 million hectares of degraded peatland and achieve a 23% renewable energy mix by 2025. (Source: Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry)

4. Vietnam:

Targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, Vietnam aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15% compared to business-as-usual levels by 2030. It plans to increase forest coverage to 45% and renewable energy to 15-20% of the energy mix by 2030. (Source: Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)

5. Thailand:

With an ambitious goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, Thailand focuses on increasing the share of renewable energy to 30-35% by 2036 and expanding electric vehicle use to 30% of total vehicles by 2030. (Source: Thailand's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)

These commitments align with global climate agendas, showcasing the region's determination to combat climate change. It's evident that collaboration, innovation, and stringent policy implementations are crucial to achieving these ambitious targets.

These figures highlight the diverse approaches Southeast Asian countries are taking in their pursuit of a sustainable future. Let's continue supporting and monitoring these initiatives as the region progresses towards a net-zero reality!

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