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Asia's climate crisis

Indonesia struggles to turn to the light

Solar ambitions held back by coal habit in world's fourth most populous nation

Indonesia's coal dependence highlights a structural block to change in climate policies in Asia.   © Illustration by Michael Tsang

This is the latest piece in a series on the COP26 climate summit and the danger Asia faces from global heating. Previous articles can be viewed here.

Asia's efforts to hit international greenhouse gas emission cuts targets have come under pressure from powerful industry lobbies, fossil fuel dependence and lack of investment in renewable energy sources in poor countries.

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