The National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+) and 12 regents and mayors in Riau have signed a memorandum of understanding to implement the REDD+ program to prevent and curb forest and land fires. The agreement is to be effective for the next five years.
Instead of wasting a lot of money burying or burning scrap paper, with the resulting environmental pollution, scientists say it would be better to spend funds on encouraging companies to collect and re-use scrap paper.
After two weeks of negotiating in Lima, Peru, delegates from more than 190 U.N. member countries failed to reach a consensus on a global climate agreement strong enough to serve as a foundation for what would replace the Kyoto Protocol by next year’s climate change summit in Paris.
Justices from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to measures to strengthen environmental law adjudication and enforcement in the region.
The India unit of Grundfos Pumps plans to sell more solar water pumps in the second-most populous nation to capitalise on a government pledge for grants to help raise agricultural yields and reduce expensive diesel fuel use.
Felda Taib Andak, picked as the first low carbon village in Malaysia, is set to be a model of sustainability in the effort to tackle weather changes and empower the economy of local residents.
An on-grid solar photovoltaic energy storage and trading system will be trialled in the ACT by Reposit Power following close to $500,000 funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
Tucked away in this former tin-mining town, past the small farms of banana trees and oil palms, is one of the solar industry’s best-kept secrets.
The aim of this Thematic Meeting of South Asia Network Ozone Officers and Partners is to carry out an in-depth, trans-boundary analysis of HCFCs control policy and enforcement issues as identified by the South Asian ozone officers at the last Network meeting in Sri Lanka in May 2014. With participating national enforcement counterparts, the NOUs will be able to share national updates on HCFCs trade control policies and on efforts to curb HCFC smuggling. Moreover, the meeting is expected to generate a set of concrete actions to be implemented during 2015 by each
participating country based on the discussions and information exchanged.
China’s ambitious plan to lower pollution by adopting five million electric cars is running into a problem — a lack of charging stations.
Indonesian forest-based companies such as furniture, pulp and paper producers are set for improved access to the international market via a globally recognized sustainable forest-management certification.
Only by acting together will world leaders transform the climate challenge into an opportunity to fundamentally rethink how we grow our economies and create a safer, healthier, more liveable world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
A series of reports summarizing green development achievements were released to public at China National Radio New Media Building in Beijing on Monday.
While the political spotlight focused on the world’s two biggest polluters − China and the US − in the run-up to the Lima climate talks, pressure is mounting on India to set emissions targets to help prevent the planet overheating.