Eco & Green Syndicate content

Oct 18, 2014

Carbon financing helps Mongolia preserve its grassland resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s livestock population.

Talk of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming in an Asian context and it tends to conjure up visions of toxic vehicle fumes choking the region’s many megacities...

Oct 06, 2014

According to the United Nations, 1.6 billion people around the world live without adequate housing. Poor housing leads to poor health, poor education, lack of physical security and myriad other challenges. Extensive research demonstrates that improving housing breaks the cycle of poverty.

Sep 30, 2014

CHONGQING - Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality launched its carbon trading market on Thursday, marking the operation of all seven approved pilot trading programs in the country.

Sixteen transactions worth more than 4.45 million yuan ($723,577) and involving gas emission quotas of 145,000 tons were...

Sep 22, 2014

URUMQI - China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, with an abundance of flat, windy expanses and steady sunshine, is becoming a magnet for investors seeking to harness the region's clean energy resources.

This became apparent as investors inked several major energy deals at the fourth China-Eurasia Expo (CEE...

Sep 09, 2014

Chinese car makers produced 11 times as many new energy vehicles in August 2014 as they did in August 2013, as the government rolled out more support for the sector, new data has showed.

They made a total of 5,191 of the green vehicles last month, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a...

Sep 03, 2014

BANDUNG, itb.ac.id - Indonesia is known as a country that has the potential natural resources. Not only from the mainland, Indonesian waters is also the potential to be able to become an alternative energy source. Based on research, Indonesian waters can be processed into electrical energy. That energy can be...

Aug 27, 2014

Hsing Tian Kong in Taipei City is set to ban incense burning while not providing tables for offerings from Aug. 26 so as to better protect the environment.

Improving air quality is the main reason for the ban. “If each visitor uses just two sticks, you can imagine how many are burned each year,” temple...

Aug 23, 2014

Protecting forest land is a source of livelihood for farming communities that were displaced to make way for hydropower projects.

In Viet Nam and other countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion, hydropower is promoted as an alternative to fossil fuel-based power, central to solving the subregion’s energy...

Aug 16, 2014

A spate of transportation and industrial mishaps in Taiwan this year has demonstrated the prime importance of corporate governance. Winners of CommonWealth's Citizenship Awards showed how to do it the right way.

First, it was Advanced Semiconductor Engineering embroiled in a wastewater dumping scandal. Then...

Aug 06, 2014

Korea uses a lot of plastic—around 5 million tonnes per year. With Korea’s small size and dense population the disposal of this plastic creates huge logistical issues; there is no space to sweep things under the rug. Yet Korea’s recycling system has gained widespread attention, being featured on the BBC and praised...

Jul 30, 2014

Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world’s most endangered species according to a report recently published in the Nature Climate Change magazine.

The report revealed that the Indonesian archipelago lost almost twice the...

Jul 26, 2014

Ngari Prefecture in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region plans to have a 2,500-square-km plateau formally recognized for its unobstructed view of the night sky.

Ngari's tourist bureau told Xinhua on Thursday that it has applied to join the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), a global organization...

Jul 13, 2014

Subsidies totaling NT$14.31 million (US$478,660) were awarded to 21 design projects July 7 as part of preparations for Taipei City’s 2016 World Design Capital designation, according to the local government’s Department of Culture.

Spanning citizen involvement in the design process, community participation...

Jul 06, 2014

Fifteen hundred meters up the slopes of Mount Puntang in Bandung, West Java, , a 15-year-old male owa jawa (Javan gibbon) leads his family into the wild after years of rehabilitation.

came out of the cage as soon as the door was opened from afar, leaping around from one tree to another checking the...

Jun 25, 2014

PHUKET, 23 June 2014 (NNT) – Three cities in Thailand received awards for excellence in environmentally sustainability, with Chiang Rai Municipality receiving this year's overall ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award for its notable ability to dispose of waste and for green area management.

Jun 18, 2014

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ramping up its efforts to transform into one of the most environmentally friendly university campuses in the world.

Under the newly launched EcoCampus initiative, NTU aims to achieve a bold 35 per cent reduction in its energy and water usage, carbon footprint and...

Jun 16, 2014

11 June 2014, Rome – Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags.

The FAO Voluntary...

Jun 11, 2014

A2ELP participants visit school children in Sabah who are using technology to develop creative strategies to protect the environment.

Kuala Lumpur, June 10, 2014 — On May 30-June 5, The Asia Foundation and Australia-Malaysia Institute (AMI) hosted the 2014 cohort of the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders...

Jun 06, 2014

The first harvest of salt-tolerant rice variety in Taytay, in the Philippine island of Palawan, may pave the way for local farmers to reclaim lands lost to saltwater intrusion and protect the livelihood of coastal communities.

The municipality of Taytay, in the Philippine island of Palawan, is known as the...

May 31, 2014

Last month, China passed sweeping revisions to its Environmental Protection Law that aim to take a tough stance against industrial polluters, imposing much stiffer fines and even allowing violators to be detained. It also permits civil society organizations to initiate public interest lawsuits on behalf of citizens...