Can Gas Be Green? The Role of Gas in Southeast Asia’s Climate Transition
Southeast Asia is pushing toward a net-zero future. Countries across the region have made their own net-zero commitments, seeking to mitigate 1,700 metric tons (Mt) of regional emissions, and several have put in place or are finalizing relevant frameworks to help achieve these goals. Achieving these net-zero ambitions will require carefully balancing the pillars of the energy trilemma—ensuring the affordability, reliability, and sustainability of energy supplies for Southeast Asia. Strategically investing in a future of green gas technology is likely to be pivotal in achieving these goals. In this publication, we list down the near and mid-term opportunities for gas in Southeast Asia to 2030, and how to make the most out of regional gas resources. We also include several case studies that explores national opportunities for gas in a regional context.