Accelerating Private Sector Investment for Asia’s Clean Energy Future

I'm here at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Philippines, where more than 1,500 leaders from 63 countries are sharing their insights, innovations and lessons learned in our collective efforts to drive a clean energy transformation.

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Addressing Climate Change in Asia: How Companies Are Taking the Lead

Countries in South and Southeast Asia are among the world's most vulnerable to climate change. Private sector leaders in the region have embraced the business and economic case for ambitious climate action.

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Closing the Energy Access Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 1.2 billion people live outside of electrical grids. Of those people, 621 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This population meets their electricity needs by spending approximately U.S. $27 billion annually on kerosene, candles, battery torches, and or other fossil fuels powered by stopgap technologies.

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Climate Change: A Tipping Point in Paris

My expectations weren't high as I headed toward Paris earlier this month for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP21). Frankly, I'd been jaded by the lack of progress on climate change over the last 20 years.

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Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge of Our Time

Back when Abt Associates started analyzing and measuring environmental shifts, climate change wasn't even a well-known term. Today, it's the defining challenge of our time, threatening communities, infrastructure, systems and institutions worldwide - and demanding a global response.

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