In Cambodia, traditional coal is being replaced by eco-friendly briquettes made from coconut shells.
In Benin, women traditionally harvest and process many of the country's food products. They can now do that much faster thanks to biofuel from the jatropha plant and self-established cooperatives.
With its plentiful sunshine and frequent winds, Morocco boasts ideal conditions for a flourishing renewable energy industry – as illustrated by the success of a wind park in Tanger that is still growing.
Environmental awareness in Taiwan is growing amid a mushrooming of green initiatives. The government is building new wind parks both on land and out at sea while a private project is re-cultivating rare plant species.