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‘Going green’ gone viral
Kindra Cooper, The Jakarta Post, 15 April 2012 - Going-green hype has people saying no to plastic bags and toting reusable water bottles everywhere — healthy ...
ADB sounds alarm on climate change
Neil Jerome Morales, The Philippine Star, 04 May 2012 - Time is running out on the fast-growing Asian region to step up and help prevent catastrophic climate ...
Biodiversity conservation projects in 9 Tamil Nadu districts
Times of India, 9 June 2012 - A Rs 600 crore biodiversity conservation and greening project will be implemented in nine districts of Tamil Nadu, a top official ...
Brunei and the environment
Borneo Bulletin - September 17, 2011. In the article "Brunei committed to protecting the environment" the efforts from the Government to protect the ...
Business and governments discuss green economy ahead of Rio+20
A two-day consultation addressed how to best leverage business strengths in innovation, adaptation and implementation to facilitate the transition to a green ...
Businesses scramble to keep up with green product demand
Green businesses are being urged to overhaul their design and supply operations, after a new report by consultancy Accenture revealed that many firms selling ...
Farmers decry loss of water to mine
Kristine L. Alave, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 May 2012 - Farmers and irrigators’ associations in Davao del Sur and Davao City have asked the government to ...
Green Jobs in Asia Regional Conference
The Green Jobs in Asia regional conference will be held on 29-31 August 2012 in Surabaya, Indonesia. This conference will serve as an opportunity to reflect on ...
Live blog from Oxford University: food, water and energy for all
Jo Confino blogs live from the high level Resource sustainability conference at Oxford University's Smith School, which is looking at new ways to manage ...
Mangroves reduce disaster risk, boost income options in Vietnam
Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio, AlertNet, 14 May 2012 - Following Typhoon Damrey and an increasing number of cyclones that have affected Vietnam in the last ...
Paper, Cooking Oil and Furniture Pose Threat to Burma’s Forests
The Irrawaddy, 10 April 2012 - Burma’s forests and unique fauna and flora will struggle to survive as the country opens up to foreign business ...
Philippines says no new mining permits until law passed
The Manila Times, 9 July 2012 - The Philippines said on Monday it would not approve new mining permits until Congress passed a bill increasing royalties on the ...
Rio+20 Dialogues
The Sustainable Development Dialogues, to be held in Riocentro, between June 16 to 19, in the context of the Rio+20 Conference, is an instrument to convene ...
Rio+20 Seminar: Gender Equality is Sustainability
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without equality between women and men. This seminar organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers aims to reaffirm ...
Rio+20 Voluntary Commitments
The Rio+20 Secretariat, together with the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, has received over 700 Rio+20 voluntary commitments. ...
Sparking greener economic growth
Matt Haskins, leader of PwC's Sustainable Business Solutions tax practice, gives a business perspective of Rio
Uncertain future
Republica, Raju Pandit Chhetri, 27 June 2012 - A great deal of cynicism lies behind the Rio+20 agreement as no concrete targets and commitments back the ...
Webinar - May 10: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing - Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability in Light of Rio+20
The High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) was established by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable ...
WFUNA Webinar: Get Rio: Global Governance for a Sustainable Future
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD) is one of the two main themes of Rio+20. But what exactly does this ...
World Environment Day – A day for environment action today and all throughout the year
Sustain Labour - June 5, 2011. Let’s focus on Forests: This year’s theme, Forests: Nature at Your Service, celebrates all the world’s forests - providing clean ...
World's resource problems need "whole landscape" solutions
Astrid Zweynert, AlertNet, 15 June 2012 - This way of doing business, known as the “whole landscape approach”, is key in helping combat hunger, poverty, ...
Green jobs assessment in agriculture and forestry sector in Bangladesh
The report aims to develop an inventory of which organization or agency is doing what in green jobs in the agriculture and forestry sectors; and identify ...
Creating forestry jobs to boost the economy and build a green future
The article asserts that targeted public investment in forestry could generate about 10 million new jobs around the world, and examines the investment costs ...
Research on China Forestation Campaign and Green Employment
A paper presented at the China Green Jobs Experience Sharing Meeting in Beijing on 30-31 March 2009.
Green Jobs in Unasylva
Unasylva is an international journal of forestry and forest industries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Issue No. 233 focuses on Green Jobs. As part ...
Rebuilding rural India: potential for further investments in forestry and green jobs
This article examines the variety of jobs that could be created in India by increasing the allotment of funds to forestry under the National Rural Employment ...
The Philippines’ Upland Development Program: cushioning the impacts of global financial crisis and climate change through green jobs
This article briefly describes the Upland Development Program in the Philippines, introduced in 2009 to cushion the impact of the global financial crisis, ...
How Chinese forestry is coping with the challenges of global economic downturn
In China, the global financial crisis has already put the brakes on the forestry sector’s extremely rapid growth of recent years. Decreased demand for forest ...
Green Jobs: Working for People and the Environment
The report, Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World, is the first comprehensive compilation of global green jobs trends and ...
The Economic Impact of Climate Change in Namibia: How climate change will affect the contribution of Namibia’s natural resources to its economy
This study is a first attempt to provide some economic indicators of how climate change will affect Namibia. The study aims to assess the likely economic ...