CREA‘s analysis of air pollution related impacts and costs of proposed coal power projects under Vietnam’s draft Power Development Plan 2021-2030 (PDP VIII) with a vision to 2045. With growing public concern over climate and health, the draft PDP VIII seeks to pivot Vietnam in the direction of an energy transition driven by renewables. However, […]
South East Asia
This report “Air Quality & Health Impacts of Coal-fired Power in the Philippines” studies how the existing coal capacity of 10 GW in the country is responsible for many negative health impacts, including 630 air pollution-related deaths in 2019. Another 9 GW of coal is under construction or in permitting phases, and will only increase premature deaths, other diseases and the associated economic costs.
Air pollution in Indonesia’s capital city and surrounding provinces has been increasing with Jakarta recording 172 days of “unhealthy” air quality in 2019. The report “Transboundary Air Pollution in the Jakarta, Banten, and West Java provinces” examines how transboundary air pollution is carried to Jakarta by wind and other mechanisms, and the health and economic impacts this is having on Jakarta and on its residents.