Eco & Green Syndicate content

Oct 16, 2019

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA (16 October 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar City recently signed a memorandum of understanding to support the implementation of the Excellence for Design and Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) green building...

Oct 12, 2019

As one of the fastest growing countries in Asia, the Philippines faces environmental challenges, with disproportionate impacts on the poor and women. Ineffective management seriously degrades the country’s significant biodiversity resources; water and air pollution levels exceed generally accepted healthy standards...

Oct 04, 2019

Sep 27, 2019 (China Knowledge) - 26 Sep, the world's largest land-based wind power farm project broke ground in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China.

The first phase of the project – a 6-gigawatt base farm – has begun construction. The base will cost around RMB 40 bln (USD 5.6 bln),...

Oct 02, 2019

Seoul (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- An annual start-up competition has brought together 175 young entrepreneurs from 35 countries to offer innovative solutions for pressing sustainable development challenges facing Asia-Pacific’s cities around healthy and inclusive ageing, skills development, and green...

Oct 02, 2019

HA NOI, VIET NAM (2 October 2019) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to finance the installation of a 47.5 megawatt (MW) peak floating photovoltaic (PV) solar power facility on the man-made...

Oct 02, 2019

The West Sussex resort town of Bognor Regis is to receive an eye-catching BinForGreenSeas to highlight the consequences of litter on marine life.

Created by the GreenSeas Trust, the 1.5 metre high bin is a bold and unmissable reminder to beach visitors of the terrible damage rubbish is doing to our oceans...

Sep 21, 2019

At first glance, Ireland and the Pacific Islands might not seem a natural fit. The countries seemingly share few cultural similarities while being separated by three continents and some 10,000 miles of ocean. But, at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting in Fiji in May, Ireland, the 18th biggest economy...

Sep 08, 2019

HCM CITY — The HCM CITY authority has turned landfills into public parks and recreational sports areas in some districts in the city.

The People’s Committee of Trường Thọ Ward in Thủ Đức District, for example, has recently opened a playground.

The area used to be a landfill, which caused environmental...

Sep 07, 2019

As Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2019) wrapped up on Friday in Bangkok, a key takeaway was that long-term holistic planning would enable countries there to tap into the huge potential of renewable energy, and new technology while maximizing socio-economic benefits.

Other compelling reasons to rapidly shift...

Sep 05, 2019

Sep 04, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China, boasting the world’s largest automobile market, has built up investment in fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), aiming to outperform the U.S and Japan in emission cuts and automobile technologies.

FCVs buyers in 17 Chinese provinces can receive subsidies of RMB 128,000 to RMB...

Sep 01, 2019

Fukushima Prefecture’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries suffered major damage during the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear power plant accident. Ten days or so after the accident, faculty from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences went to visit the disaster area to...

Aug 23, 2019

When the 720 km power cable from Norway to the UK made landfall two years ago it was hailed as the longest in the world. Now a Singaporean renewable energy company has plans for an undersea power line five times longer.

Sun Cable plans to generate electricity using solar power in Australia’s Northern...

Aug 12, 2019

A Hong Kong-developed textile mill system is dedicated to upcycling waste.

As clothing consumption continues to increase globally, sustainability solutions have been developed to deal with textile waste.

Aug 09, 2019

XI'AN, China, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi'an, the capital city of China's Shaanxi province, announced to launch 200 new electric taxis as part of its green transportation program, which aims to introduce 6,461 electric taxis by the end of 2019.

6,461 Dual-fuel taxis currently in operation, along with 8,...

Aug 01, 2019

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has signed an instruction asking organisations in the health sector to strictly minimise plastic waste.

The instruction followed guidance from Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc about reducing plastic waste.

Tiến said that plastic waste impacts ecology, the...

Jul 30, 2019

Indonesia’s sinking capital Jakarta, home to about ten million people, as soon as possible needs a sea wall to prevent getting submerged, the country’s President Joko Widodo told AP in an interview.

Widodo said that speedy construction of such a wall is necessary to push through the slow-moving and...

Jul 24, 2019

The ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week in Bangkok showcased a rapidly growing sector where Mainland China firms are flexing their muscles.

Jul 16, 2019

The tournament has introduced several environmentally friendly initiatives to boost its eco credentials.

Since 1877, when the first Gentlemen’s Championship took place at Wimbledon, the annual tennis event has been characterized by manicured grass courts, pristine tennis whites and a sense of tradition.

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China is set to shift its automotive strategy to rely more on hybrid vehicles instead of depending solely on electric vehicles. The policy suggests that the China will use hybrids as a useful tool to tackle its air pollution problem. The shift is likely to work in favor of Japanese...

Jul 13, 2019

Huge amounts of water evaporate from water surfaces such as reservoirs and the open sea each day. To address this issue, especially in water scarce areas, researchers from NUS found an innovative way to harvest water from the humid air above water surfaces.

The solution lies in a unique zinc-based water-...

Jul 12, 2019

Taiwan began banning plastic straws in July, but Starbucks in the United States was already shipping in biodegradable plastic straws from Taichung last year. Why have Starbucks, Apple and Formosa Plastics all gravitated to this under-the-radar Taichung supplier?

When CommonWealth Magazine first meets...

Jul 07, 2019

A short time ago, solar power was considered a marginal power source. But it is now one of the major drivers behind the transition to greener, more sustainable sustainable energy.

Around the globe, prices are falling and India is now producing the world's cheapest solar power, according to an International...