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Jun 13, 2019

SHANGHAI, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 6 at SECE 2019 Jolywood, a leading Chinese manufacturer of N-type bifacial solar cells and modules, and Shanghai Electric signed a landmark cooperation deal to construct a 320MW capacity power station to deliver clean and renewable energy to Dubai Expo in 2020.

Jun 13, 2019

Waitrose aims to make all its own-brand packaging either reusable or compostable by 2023.

Single-use plastic bags are steadily being ditched around the globe, with Tanzania the latest in a list of 91 to bring in some form of plastic bag ban.

In another move away from plastic, some supermarkets are...

Jun 12, 2019

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, in partnership with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) announced that for the first time in Olympic and Paralympic Games histories, all medal podiums will be created entirely from recycled materials...

Jun 10, 2019

TOKYO --( ASIA TODAY )-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced an advance it its gate-insulating film process technology for SiC-MOSFETs, widely seen as the core technology for next generation semiconductor power device, that cuts resistance in the channel region. Applied to actual vertical devices, the...

Jun 09, 2019

An international and multidisciplinary research team led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) was recently granted a research fund of HK$91.85 million by the University Grants Committee (UGC). Under the leadership of Prof. Charles NG Wang-Wai (HKUST Associate Vice-President for Research and...

Jun 09, 2019

Tsinghua University serves as the inaugural Chair of the Alliance

On May 28th and 29th, a meeting of the executive committee and academic committee of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) was held in Beijing. University leaders and academic pioneers in the field of climate change from twelve...

Jun 07, 2019

HONG KONG --( ASIA TODAY )-- The annual trade fair dedicated to environmental protection, Eco Expo Asia returns from 30 October ‒ 2 November at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. The Expo is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the...

Jun 04, 2019

BANGKOK --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning will participate in the 4th edition of CONCRETE ASIA, the international exhibition for the Asian concrete sector, to address the concern of PM 2.5 on construction sites. CONCRETE ASIA is organized by IMPACT Exhibition...

Jun 01, 2019

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have launched a new Waste-to-Energy Research Facility that turns municipal solid waste from the NTU campus into electricity and resources. Its opening marks a step closer towards Singapore’s vision of becoming a...

May 31, 2019

May 28, 2019 (China Knowledge) - Electric Vehicles (EVs) are expected to gain in popularity among Chinese consumers this year as new designs and improved performance help to offset a cut in government price subsidies in the sector.

According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (...

May 30, 2019

As one the world’s major palm oil producers, Malaysia will continue to play a key role in ensuring that the commodity remains a sustainable and eco-friendly fuel replacement for world markets.

Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking said in a statement on May 25, palm oil was a...

May 30, 2019

GreenSeas Trust and Blackpool Council are launching the UK’s first ever BinForGreenSeas

The UK’s first innovative and eye-catching rubbish bin made from recycled plastic and aimed at encouraging people to cut plastic pollution of the seas and oceans will be unveiled in Blackpool next week.

Mayor of...

May 29, 2019

GUANGZHOU, CHINA --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 2019 edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) returns from 9 – 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. Offering a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art developments in electrical engineering, intelligent buildings, and smart...

May 27, 2019

Bangkok (ESCAP news) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 75th session in Bangkok today, with global and regional leaders calling for greater empowerment and inclusion of marginalized groups, if the region is to achieve the 2030 Agenda for...

May 23, 2019

- Proposes final dividend of 0.25 cent per share for FY2019
- Net asset value per share increased to 9.9 cents as at end FY2019
- Myanmar expansion progressing well, helped by its established track record and strong expertise

May 18, 2019

The world wastes more than 1.3 billion tonnes of food each year. The planet’s 1 billion hungry people could be fed on less than a quarter of the food wasted in the US and Europe.

In a recent report, the World Economic Forum identified cutting food waste by up to 20 million tonnes as one of 12 measures that...

May 14, 2019
  • Corona, Parley and World Surf League are donating 20,000 reusable bags to Make a Change World for distribution to communities, in partnership with local organizations who are leading the charge against plastic pollution: Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Diet Kantong Plastic, Divers Clean Action, Clean Action Network...
  • May 06, 2019

    NADI, FIJI (4 May 2019) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and the Republic of Korea Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Nam-ki Hong today signed a Declaration of Intent to support green infrastructure in Southeast Asia.

    The Republic of Korea pledged $350 million for cofinancing and $5 million...

    May 02, 2019

    Laos is stepping up efforts for the use of electric vehicles in the country and will be launching a pilot project for vehicle battery charging stations. The Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as part of efforts to support the government’s move to minimise the use of...

    May 01, 2019

    NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed...

    Apr 25, 2019

    Mandalay (ESCAP news) – Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the...

    Apr 21, 2019

    According to the study - Gathering Storm: Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh - the country’s flat topography, dense population and weak infrastructure make it “uniquely vulnerable to the powerful and unpredictable forces that climate change is compounding”.

    The threat is felt from...