Eco & Green Syndicate content

Nov 20, 2019

As the impact of global climate change worsens, such phenomena once considered anomalous such as typhoons, droughts, and the urban heat island effect will eventually become the norm. A full 55 percent of the world’s population resides in urban regions, and dense populations will force cities to take climate hazards...

Nov 13, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working with the Government in developing this first-ever national bid to go before the Fund.

Co-funding the initiative, Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) is adding another $8 million for a total of more than $47 million, which will see...

Nov 05, 2019

PURSAT, CAMBODIA --( ASIA TODAY )-- A USAID-funded project along the Pursat River is helping the nutrition and livelihoods of Cambodians living along one of the Tonle Sap’s primary tributaries.

Nov 05, 2019

HCM CITY— The HCM City People's Committee has approved the cleanup of five canals full of litter and waste discharged by households living nearby.

The People's Committee has told five districts where the canals are located to strictly handle illegal encroachment and littering and to step up inspections of...

Oct 24, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, Berlin, Germany, 24 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Tackling poverty and climate change, generating employment opportunities and contributing to economic development, this year’s 14 SEED Award winners were selected from over nine hundred applicants and are recognised for solutions to major local...

Oct 23, 2019

If you’re wondering what to do with your used paper, we’ve created a handy guide to help you with your paper recycling. These options are easily accessible to anyone who’d like to make greener decisions and take active steps to sustainability.

Why Recycle Paper?

Recycling paper, like with any other...

Oct 22, 2019

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

The commitment came at a joint meeting of...

Oct 16, 2019

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA (16 October 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar City recently signed a memorandum of understanding to support the implementation of the Excellence for Design and Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) green building...

Oct 12, 2019

As one of the fastest growing countries in Asia, the Philippines faces environmental challenges, with disproportionate impacts on the poor and women. Ineffective management seriously degrades the country’s significant biodiversity resources; water and air pollution levels exceed generally accepted healthy standards...

Oct 04, 2019

Sep 27, 2019 (China Knowledge) - 26 Sep, the world's largest land-based wind power farm project broke ground in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China.

The first phase of the project – a 6-gigawatt base farm – has begun construction. The base will cost around RMB 40 bln (USD 5.6 bln),...

Oct 02, 2019

Seoul (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- An annual start-up competition has brought together 175 young entrepreneurs from 35 countries to offer innovative solutions for pressing sustainable development challenges facing Asia-Pacific’s cities around healthy and inclusive ageing, skills development, and green...

Oct 02, 2019

HA NOI, VIET NAM (2 October 2019) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to finance the installation of a 47.5 megawatt (MW) peak floating photovoltaic (PV) solar power facility on the man-made...

Oct 02, 2019

The West Sussex resort town of Bognor Regis is to receive an eye-catching BinForGreenSeas to highlight the consequences of litter on marine life.

Created by the GreenSeas Trust, the 1.5 metre high bin is a bold and unmissable reminder to beach visitors of the terrible damage rubbish is doing to our oceans...

Sep 21, 2019

At first glance, Ireland and the Pacific Islands might not seem a natural fit. The countries seemingly share few cultural similarities while being separated by three continents and some 10,000 miles of ocean. But, at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting in Fiji in May, Ireland, the 18th biggest economy...

Sep 08, 2019

HCM CITY — The HCM CITY authority has turned landfills into public parks and recreational sports areas in some districts in the city.

The People’s Committee of Trường Thọ Ward in Thủ Đức District, for example, has recently opened a playground.

The area used to be a landfill, which caused environmental...

Sep 07, 2019

As Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2019) wrapped up on Friday in Bangkok, a key takeaway was that long-term holistic planning would enable countries there to tap into the huge potential of renewable energy, and new technology while maximizing socio-economic benefits.

Other compelling reasons to rapidly shift...

Sep 05, 2019

Sep 04, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China, boasting the world’s largest automobile market, has built up investment in fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), aiming to outperform the U.S and Japan in emission cuts and automobile technologies.

FCVs buyers in 17 Chinese provinces can receive subsidies of RMB 128,000 to RMB...

Sep 01, 2019

Fukushima Prefecture’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries suffered major damage during the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear power plant accident. Ten days or so after the accident, faculty from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences went to visit the disaster area to...

Aug 23, 2019

When the 720 km power cable from Norway to the UK made landfall two years ago it was hailed as the longest in the world. Now a Singaporean renewable energy company has plans for an undersea power line five times longer.

Sun Cable plans to generate electricity using solar power in Australia’s Northern...

Aug 12, 2019

A Hong Kong-developed textile mill system is dedicated to upcycling waste.

As clothing consumption continues to increase globally, sustainability solutions have been developed to deal with textile waste.

Aug 09, 2019

XI'AN, China, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi'an, the capital city of China's Shaanxi province, announced to launch 200 new electric taxis as part of its green transportation program, which aims to introduce 6,461 electric taxis by the end of 2019.

6,461 Dual-fuel taxis currently in operation, along with 8,...

Aug 01, 2019

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has signed an instruction asking organisations in the health sector to strictly minimise plastic waste.

The instruction followed guidance from Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc about reducing plastic waste.

Tiến said that plastic waste impacts ecology, the...