Socio-Ecological Transformation

Charting the Financial Path of JETP: Challenges, Risks, and Policy Insights

This handbook provides a detailed analysis of the financial intricacies within the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) for Indonesia. This study analyzed funding sources, highlighting the prevalence of loans over grants and the impact of non-concessional loans on Indonesia’s financial resources. It also discusses the risks and challenges of overreliance on private funding and suggests…

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Towards a just and sustainable energy sector

In Pakil, Laguna, billionaire tycoon tycoon Enrique Razon’s Prime Metro Power Holdings Corp. and JBD Water Power are implementing a 1400 MW Ahunan Pumped-Storage Hydropower Project, also known as Ahunan Dam, on the east bank of Laguna de Bay. Over 300 hectares of land are expected to be impacted by the project. This will cause…

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The Future of Climate Justice in the Philippines

Image by Greenpeace In February 1986, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in major regions of the Philippines to call for the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos. Widely known as a non-violent revolt, the so-called EDSA People Power Revolution struck the final blow to two decades of authoritarian rule and eventually paved the…

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Cashing In on the Climate Crisis through Agricultural Digitalization

Cashing In on the Climate Crisis through Agricultural Digitalization, a new study from the ETC Group produced with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Southeast Asia Manila Office, explores how the climate crisis is being turned into an investment opportunity for financial actors, and how agricultural digitalization is facilitating the commodification of climate into assets…

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Just Transition in Indonesia: Coal and Nickel Sector

Executive Summary Earth is facing its biggest problem: climate change which threatens human life and biodiversity. The climate crisis has driven the increase of the planet’s temperature, contributed mainly by greenhouse gas emissions, produced by human activities, primarily burning fossil fuel. Moreover, fossil fuel has become the backbone of modern life through the massive consumption…

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Disruption! A battle for the future of food

Introducing ETC Group’s new board game with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Manila Who decides the future of food? When politicians, companies and others talk about ‘the food system’, they include the work of growing, producing and distributing food. But there is more than one way of organising a food system. Over the last…

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