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For Asia, Low-Carbon Energy is Both a Priority and One of the Greatest Regional Challenges
Note: This article was originally published in South China Morning Post on 24 February 2020. ERIA’s research finding on low carbon economy was discussed.
With Asia's rapid population and economic growth, energy demand is also expected to rise, making up two-thirds of all global energy demand growth by 2025. Coal is still likely to account for more than half of Asia’s primary energy production, bringing with it pollution problems and carbon emission. To avoid these environmental and health hazards across Asia in the coming decades, meeting energy needs through low-carbon means is a priority, but it is also one of the greatest regional challenges.
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