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Singapore explores underground water system in face of climate change | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific
Eco-Business, 17 Jun 2015 - The city state is investigating whether an underground storage and drainage system will help it better deal with the impact of ...
Centara Grand Beach Resort Krabi is first in Thailand to get Gold Certification from EarthCheck
Eco-Business, 10 Jul 2015 - For the past five years, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi has been working with EarthCheck to improve their sustainability ...
Greener clothes? Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia
The goal of this research is to map and analyse the activities that specifically incorporate environmental sustainability across the sector.
Now climate change is affecting jobs NGOs need to nurture 'green-skills'
The Guardian, 07 Sep 2015 - A report shows extreme weather is affecting youth unemployment in south-east Asia. Is training the answer?
Cabinet seeks jobs boost from water and road projects worth Bt57 billion
The Nation, 30 Mar 2015 - Bangkok, THE CABINET has approved water-management and road-maintenance measures worth a combined Bt57 billion, as proposed by the ...
Hit by drought and seawater, Bangkok tap water may run out in a month
Reuters, 08 Jul 2015 - Bangkok’s tap water supply may run out in a month, as the country waits for long overdue rains to replenish sources depleted by drought ...
The Little Green Data Book 2013
The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings ...
Ford CFO’s sustainability call emphasises greener profit
“We have strategies in place, particularly as we put down all these new facilities in Asia-Pacific, to make sure that we’re also applying a lot of the ...
Environment plan creates new jobs
"Quang Nam has a total of 276,000ha of forest. The PFES policy had helped generate stable jobs and income for local residents while encouraging them to protect ...
Managing floods in a changing climate for a green future
Climate change, population growth, and urbanization are bringing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Just a few days ago we experienced one of the ...
China proposes double taxes on excess emissions.
Eco-Business, 11 Jun 2015 - The State Council, China’s cabinet, on Wednesday released for public opinion a draft law on environmental taxes, which proposes ...
Role of Bank Indonesia to support GREEN INVESTMENT
Role of Bank Indonesia to support GREEN INVESTMENT
Green Economy in Action: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts
The review, selection and documentation of articles emerged in response to the need to fill the knowledge gap on practical, concrete, and on the ground green ...
Green tech for growth
Green Tech Malaysia is drawing up a low-carbon city framework outlining the steps needed to grow a green city and to measure its environmental impact
Estimating Green Jobs in Bangladesh
Report of a study assessing the scale and distribution of green employment in Bangladesh, within the UNEP/ILO joint 'Green Jobs Initiative'.
Water Nobel winner seeks water rights for people
The Third Pole, 27 Aug 2015 - Stockholm Water Prize winner Rajendra Singh of India speaks exclusively to thethirdpole.net on the eve of the award ceremony and ...
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2014
The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) is hosted and led by UNESCO and brings together the work of 31 UN-Water Members as well as 34 ...
Singapore discovers world’s first water treatment method using apple and tomato peels
The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced a scientific breakthrough that purified water using the peels of apples and tomatoes.
World Bank unit to buy carbon credits from Vietnam hydro plants
The World Bank's Carbon Partnership Facility (CPF) has agreed to purchase carbon credits generated through small hydropower developments in Vietnam under the ...
IFC aims to speed up emerging green construction markets
“Green buildings are part of a global solution. Beyond emissions reduction and environmental protection, green buildings have extensive co-benefits, including ...
Green Economy Scoping Study: Modelling Report of South Africa (SAGEM) - Focus on Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Transport and Energy Sectors
This study assesses potential opportunities and options to promote a green economy in South Africa, with a focus on key economic sectors. The evaluation was ...
Has the blue economy finally arrived for business?
Eco-Business, 07 Oct 2015 - Ocean ecosystems account for a major part of many East Asian economies. In a region so dependent on its seas, can economic growth ...
Singapore to produce electricity from water sludge, food waste
Bernama, 22 Jun 2015 - PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, and Anaergia Pte Ltd (Anaergia) announced on Friday the commencement of Singapore’s first ...
Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN - UNEP
UNEP, 23 Nov 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently published its new report: Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. ...
World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development
World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who ...
Green Jobs Paper in the South Pacific - A Preliminary Study
The purpose of this report is to assess the challenges and opportunities that are associated with the expansion of specific economic sub-sectors, which are ...
Green Economy: Sustainable Transition in a Changing Arab World
"Green Economy: Sustainable Transition in a Changing Arab World is the fourth of a series of annual reports produced by the Arab Forum for Environment and ...
Promoting safety and health in a green economy
The report looks at different “green industries” from an OSH perspective, and shows that while green jobs improve the environment, revitalize the economy and ...
Vital GEO Graphics
An electronic booklet that is based on "Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)." This is one of many publications produced within the ...
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature: The Vision, the Evidence, and Next Steps
This paper explains the rationale for the ‘whole landscape’ approach, describes its main elements, and summarizes the existing evidence on the prevalence and ...
News
Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN - UNEP

UNEP, 23 Nov 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently published its new report: Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, concerns and impacts on marine environments. The report aims to verify a thesis that plastics considered 'biodegradable' may play an important role in reducing these negative environmental impacts.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 23, 2015 11:22 AM |
Filed under: Water management
India underscores vital links between climate, water, Himalayas

The Third Pole, 13 Oct 2015 - In its climate submission the the UN, India highlights crucial links between climate change, water and the Himalayas and promises to deal with the problems

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Oct 13, 2015 09:47 AM |
Has the blue economy finally arrived for business?

Eco-Business, 07 Oct 2015 - Ocean ecosystems account for a major part of many East Asian economies. In a region so dependent on its seas, can economic growth in coastal and marine areas be sustainable? The emerging concept of the Blue Economy shows that yes, it can.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Oct 07, 2015 04:24 PM |
Filed under: Water management
Now climate change is affecting jobs NGOs need to nurture 'green-skills'

The Guardian, 07 Sep 2015 - A report shows extreme weather is affecting youth unemployment in south-east Asia. Is training the answer?

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Sep 07, 2015 08:30 PM |
Water Nobel winner seeks water rights for people

The Third Pole, 27 Aug 2015 - Stockholm Water Prize winner Rajendra Singh of India speaks exclusively to thethirdpole.net on the eve of the award ceremony and says water should be saved from the corporate world.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Aug 27, 2015 11:29 PM |
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