Eco & Green Syndicate content

Feb 01, 2016

The state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) recently announced a plan to invest more than US$12 billion for the development of renewable energy in the next 15 years, with the aim of expanding the country's total installed offshore wind power capacity to 180 megawatts and the total installed...

Jan 21, 2016

Across Asia and the Pacific, farmers every day wrestle with a huge challenge—how to meet the growing demand for food in the face of tightening land, water and environmental constraints.

Jan 11, 2016

Your dentist wouldn’t use a jackhammer to straighten your teeth, so by the same token, a building engineer should avoid a blunt instrument to achieve optimal energy management. Yet many of the BEMS used today fail to employ precision tools to maximise outcomes.

For example, how often do office staff complain...

Dec 25, 2015

Tsinghua has partnered with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley in Beijing to launch the Tsinghua Berkeley Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change.

The announcement was made on 1st, Dec. in Paris. The center will focus on scientifically based...

Dec 24, 2015

22nd December 2015, Yangon, Myanmar - UNESCO and Panasonic Corporation signed a project agreement for Myanmar in November 2015 to promote educational support aimed at sustainable development for the next generation of young people living in the vicinity of the Ancient City of Bagan*1 in Myanmar, which is currently...

Dec 11, 2015

Switching from gas motors could dramatically reduce emissions

“We’ve received technical support with our business plan and financial statement. Without USAID support, we would not have access to this loan.”

December 2015—Quiet and clean, e-trikes are all the rage on the streets of...

Dec 04, 2015

Villagers plan land use, reduce deforestation by up to 50 percent

“The forest is the life we are attached with. In the past ... the trees and wildlife disappeared. Now, species are flourishing, and wildlife is coming back.”

Despite a lack of electricity or running water, nine communities in Papua New...

Nov 26, 2015

Selangor, Malaysia - A Malaysian rice variety gives higher yields with less fertilizer compared to two other varieties grown in Southeast Asia. This could be key to increasing food security in times of climate...

Nov 11, 2015

According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), two years on, young survivors’ of Typhoon Haiyan have come out resiliently of the disaster. Photo: Joey Reyna/UNICEF Philippines

8 November 2015 – On the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has commended the...

Nov 02, 2015

Homes, water system and infrastructure in Shishmaref, Alaska, are being destroyed by a rising tide caused by climate change, to the point where homes are being abandoned as they literally fall into the ocean. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Lawrence Hislop

30 October 2015 – An unprecedented worldwide effort...

Oct 28, 2015

Propelled by increasing concerns of citizens worldwide about safety, eco-friendliness and cost-effective living, governments, urban planners and technological innovators have been stepping up to provide a solution in the last decade.

Oct 26, 2015

Tokyo, October 26, 2015 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) group companies will participate in a waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Singapore for the incineration of municipal solid waste (MSW) and the generation of electricity using heat energy from incineration. On October 26, the National Environment Agency...

Oct 23, 2015

Practical experience and expertise brings new decisionmakers to forefront

“I am no longer alone in believing women have as great a role to play as men in addressing climate change.”

October 2015—Women—an untapped yet central resource in addressing climate change—are stepping forward to be more...

Oct 17, 2015

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8 per cent a year by 2030. This is equal to about 787.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Deputy Minister of Nature Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha announced this yesterday at a conference in Ha Noi. He added that the figure could...

Oct 05, 2015

Mark Devadason is Global Head of Sustainability for Standard Chartered Bank, in charge of its overall sustainability agenda. He has led many strategic environmental and...

Sep 27, 2015

The Environmental Protection Maker Union Program is launched in Beijing on Sept. 21, 2015. [Photo/China.org.cn]

An entrepreneurship union program was launched on Monday to promote the environmental protection public...

Sep 25, 2015

For the first time a high-resolution map over the ground below the Greenland ice sheet is available. Researchers at Uppsala University have developed the map that will be of great importance for future possibilities to predict how the Greenland ice sheet melts and moves and that in turn has an impact on rising sea...

Sep 22, 2015

Climate adaptation measures save crops and livelihoods

“The workshops helped me to understand how salt-tolerant rice can cope with different weather and soil conditions.”

Farmers across coastal delta communities in the Lower Mekong Basin are experiencing firsthand the negative effects of climate...

Sep 09, 2015

Village residents adopt new practices to adapt to a changing climate

When a tropical storm hit a small village in the Philippines last year, a simple yet effective flood early warning system proved its worth, saving lives and better preparing residents for the inevitable natural disasters that affect the...

Aug 26, 2015

China's newest air pollution draft law no longer contains clauses allowing local governments to restrict or ban vehicles to fight air pollution.

China's newest air pollution draft law no longer contains clauses allowing local governments to restrict or ban vehicles to fight air pollution, China's top...

Aug 21, 2015

Hydroponic farming is catching on in Hong Kong, where land is at a premium.

The practice of growing crops using mineral nutrient solution in water without soil, otherwise known as hydroponic farming, gained momentum in 2013, when iVeggie, a research centre largely funded by the Vegetable Marketing...

Aug 17, 2015

As the technology for generating and managing renewable energy sources becomes more sophisticated, a rising number of governments, companies and private consumers are waking up to the possibilities of sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. But while the practical credentials of renewable energy sources such as...

Jul 16, 2015

The past 25 years have seen unprecedented economic development among the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with the likes of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia ranking among the fastest-growing economies in the world. A notable consequence of this economic boom is a huge increase...

Jul 01, 2015

Selangor, Malaysia - According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Asian elephant is now an endangered species. Today, there are only 40,000 elephants left in Asia's mainland and about 1,200-1,700 in peninsular Malaysia. Habitat loss and forest fragmentation are considered the biggest threats...

Jun 26, 2015

Award-winning Hong Kong start-up Insight Robotics is helping to fight deadly wildfires around the world.

Hong Kong technology firm Insight Robotics was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals in Las Vegas, in February, for its innovative wildfire detection system.

Using...