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Green buildings in an urban jungle
Bangkok Post, 13 Apr. 2014 - Is it possible to live green in a concrete jungle like Bangkok? Does Thailand have policies to stimulate sustainable development?
Why the Future is Green
The New Indian Express, 12 May 2015 - Using recyclable natural resources in construction plays a large part in green architecture. But that’s not all. ...
Smart cities for a better world
What defines a smart city? "Put simply, smart cities integrate diverse technologies to reduce its environmental impact and offer its citizens better lives".
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'.
5 ideas every city should steal from Singapore.
CNN, 19 Jun 2015 - Singapore is small, hot and heavily populated but also among the most liveable and economically successful cities in the word. How have they ...
Will the idea of ‘wellness’ catch on in Asian workplaces?
JLL Real Views, 07 Oct 2015 - Given that we spend most of our hours in the office, our workplace environment has a significant impact on our physical and ...
Female entrepreneur builds economical, green homes in Zambia.
ILO News, 09 Jun 2015 - ILO-led Green Jobs Programme in Zambia is expected to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017 thanks to a partnership between the ...
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 ...
Iconic Sydney Opera House becomes a Green Star
The Fifth Estate, 27 Aug 2015 - One of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Opera House, has been awarded a 4 Star Green Star – Performance ...
New Type of Solar Structure Cools Buildings in Full Sunlight
Mar. 27, 2013 — A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining. Such a panel could vastly improve ...
A case study on the Formation of Community Based Enterprise in the Philippines
The formation of the Community Based Enterprise (CBE) is part of the initiative of the Green jobs in Asia of the ILO to create green jobs and descent work in ...
The State of the City Climate Finance 2015
There is a window of opportunity to build climate-smart cities in developing countries, which account for 90% of urban growth. "The State of the City Climate ...
World Bank to loan Brazil $200 million for green urban development
The World Bank has approved a $200 million loan that will be used to support a sustainable urban development strategy in the Municipality of Belo Horizonte, ...
Green jobs Asia and the Pacific background brief No. 3
The document features main achievements and impacts of green jobs interventions within Asia and the Pacific region over the period of June and August 2012.
Green Roofs: International Inspirations
Chicago in the USA, Manhattan in New York City, Bonn in Germany, Basel in Switzerland, Vancouver in Canada and many others stand out as paragons, with garden ...
New water and energy-efficient, quality and affordable housing on the cards for Zambians
The Zambia Green Jobs Programme announced the winners of two creative design competitions aiming at delivering functional, affordable and new energy-efficient ...
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 ...
Christiaan Huygens College is the Netherlands’ first carbon-neutral school
In naming the first school in the country built using sustainability principles, the Dutch chose to honour renowned seventeenth-century scientist and ...
New urbanism and China: An interview with C.S. Kiang
In China today, half of the country is urbanized. By 2030, this will go up to 70 per cent. This is a significant transformation for some 350 million people. ...
Report of the Special session on "Sustaining the future with Green jobs" (ILO, 2011)
The report of the side event on Green jobs at the ILO 15th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) held from 4 to 7 December 2011 in Kyoto, Japan.
Taiwan green industry set for further growth
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council showcases green solutions from the public and private sector as thousands of delegates convene for the Taiwan ...
Driving transformation to energy efficient buildings: Policies and actions (2nd edition)
This report reviews government policy options that can accelerate building energy efficiency improvements. New in this edition is a building efficiency policy ...
People and planet benefit from ‘green’ buildings
Climate News Network, 27 Jul 2015 - Research worldwide shows that environmentally-friendly buildings are much better for the health of the people who live and ...
Now eco-friendly toilets along Ganga
The Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) has taken primary steps towards constructing the first zero-waste, “bio-digester” toilet in Uttar Pradesh along the banks of the ...
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 ...
Towards a greener and fairer society
Climate change means that resource scarcity and environmental degradation have become major, and urgent, challenges. In response, the ILO is promoting the ...
Sustainable Urban Energy: A Sourcebook for Asia
In light of global warming and other environmental threats, local Governments around the world have taken up initiatives in mitigation and adaptation to ...
Asia-Pacific Green Jobs Community Update - Issue 7
This is an update of community related activities for the first two quarters of 2012. It includes information on Green Jobs projects and programmes as well as ...
Construction Industry Workforce Shortages: Role of Certification, Training and Green Jobs in Filling the Gaps
Key trends that were just emerging before the recession - such as green building, lean construction and greater collaboration - have now strengthened. In ...
Green Jobs and Occupational Safety and Health Presentation
This presentation gives an overview of the strong linkages between Green Jobs and Occupational Safety and Health. It also draws on particular sectors and ...