Key Publication

Based on energy sector financing and investments flows data from 13 selected Asian countries from 2016 to September 2022, Fair Finance Asia (FFA) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)'s report, alongside research partners Profundo and Strategia Development Research Institute (SDRI), culminates with two broad and overarching conclusions:  

  • Asia is experiencing an ‘energy addition’ rather than an energy transition due to the slow uptake of climate and energy policies adopted by Asian policymakers, financial regulators, as well as banks and investors in Asia and beyond. This means that increasing volumes of renewable energy generating capacity are added to currently dirty and fossil-intensive grids, leading to no net change in global greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • The ‘justice’ element of Asia’s prospective energy transition is largely being overlooked and side-lined, particularly its implications for the most at-risk groups in society. Critically pertinent social considerations concerning decent jobs, gender inclusion, and indigenous rights, to name a few, are grossly omitted from national climate and energy policies.

What's New

Growing Network of Civil Society Coalitions and Partners​

The FFA network brings together Asian civil society organizations that come from diverse backgrounds and expertise on sustainability themes and financial sector advocacy. FFA also works with like-minded regional and international partner organizations that support our work in sustainable finance research and advocacy.

Country Partners

About Fair Finance Asia

Fair Finance Asia (FFA) is a regional network of Asian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) committed to ensuring that financial institutions’ funding decisions in the region respect the social and environmental well-being of local communities.

In doing so, we see a role for banks to actively contribute towards reversing social injustice and environmental destruction, as well as for financial regulators and supervisors to play a critical role in making banks move swiftly in a sustainable direction.