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Asia, seize the chance for a low-carbon future

Strong leadership and smart policymaking will be necessary for Asia to make the transition to this new world, where lives, livelihoods and businesses are transformed.

The low-carbon transition is taking root in Asia. The Philippines, for example, has embarked on a grid-connected solar-energy programme. At left, the 132.5 MW solar plant Equis in Cadiz City in central Philippines.

ON Nov 4, the historic Paris Agreement on climate change will enter into force. There are both challenges and opportunities for Asia in taking the ambition of the Paris Agreement to build stronger and more inclusive, cleaner economies - and in doing so, transform lives, livelihoods and...