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May 18, 2019

The world wastes more than 1.3 billion tonnes of food each year. The planet’s 1 billion hungry people could be fed on less than a quarter of the food wasted in the US and Europe.

In a recent report, the World Economic Forum identified cutting food waste by up to 20 million tonnes as one of 12 measures that...

May 14, 2019
  • Corona, Parley and World Surf League are donating 20,000 reusable bags to Make a Change World for distribution to communities, in partnership with local organizations who are leading the charge against plastic pollution: Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Diet Kantong Plastic, Divers Clean Action, Clean Action Network...
  • May 06, 2019

    NADI, FIJI (4 May 2019) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and the Republic of Korea Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Nam-ki Hong today signed a Declaration of Intent to support green infrastructure in Southeast Asia.

    The Republic of Korea pledged $350 million for cofinancing and $5 million...

    May 02, 2019

    Laos is stepping up efforts for the use of electric vehicles in the country and will be launching a pilot project for vehicle battery charging stations. The Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as part of efforts to support the government’s move to minimise the use of...

    May 01, 2019

    NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed...

    Apr 25, 2019

    Mandalay (ESCAP news) – Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the...

    Apr 21, 2019

    According to the study - Gathering Storm: Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh - the country’s flat topography, dense population and weak infrastructure make it “uniquely vulnerable to the powerful and unpredictable forces that climate change is compounding”.

    The threat is felt from...

    Apr 18, 2019

    April 18, 2019 10:59 AM Hong Kong Time - MANILA, Philippines--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCH Asia is proud to share its contribution to “NCH Cares”-one of the biggest worldwide corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects of NCH Corporation in its history. NCH Corporation, a manufacturer of product and equipment...

    Apr 12, 2019

    Sustainable Investing Challenge brings together future leaders seeking to help address today’s toughest sustainability issues through innovative financial instruments

    Apr 10, 2019

    Avaada Energy Pvt Ltd, clean energy arm of Avaada Group and a leading solar project developer, received INR 1,000 crore investments for financing its 2.4 GW renewable energy portfolio of the targeted 5 GW capacity. The equity infusion was split between Asian Development Bank, DEG the German Development Finance...

    Apr 04, 2019

    CHIANG RAI, THAILAND (4 April 2019) — Southeast Asian governments, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and major development financiers today launched the “ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility”, a new initiative to spur more than $1 billion in green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia. The launch...

    Apr 03, 2019

    On March 30, millions of people will switch off their lights for Earth Hour.

    Let’s take 30 seconds to think about innovators. What do they look like? Where do they work? What do they do? You might imagine labs, research centres, NASA, spacesuits and white coats.

    Some years ago, I would probably have...

    Apr 01, 2019

    29 March 2019 – Embracing the new theme of “Less Carbon, Less Waste • Green Innovation”, the 14th Eco Expo Asia will showcase a wide range of environmental products and solutions from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and the global green tech community. The expo, running from 30 October to 2 November 2019 at...

    Mar 28, 2019

    Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened in Bangkok today with a resounding call for bolder steps to be taken to ensure greater empowerment, inclusiveness and equality, if the region is to realize the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

    Mar 21, 2019

    ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA (20 March 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) today signed an $18.7 million loan with Sermsang Power Corporation Public Company Limited (SSP) and Tenuun Gerel Construction LLC (TGC) to build, operate, and maintain a 15-megawatt...

    Mar 21, 2019

    Incheon (ESCAP News) – From past to present, technology has shaped the path of sustainable development in several key Asian economies, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

    Mar 07, 2019

    Pollution data suggests Taiwan’s air quality should be getting better. But a CommonWealth Magazine investigation has found that the data may be tainted, with companies using various tactics to hide high air pollution emissions readings.

    A gray smog engulfs western Taiwan, setting off red alarms at air...

    Mar 04, 2019

    A physical checkup three years ago changed the life of Innolux honorary chairman Tuan Hsing-chien, who had just retired at the time. He was told he had lung cancer, and the diagnosis spurred him to take up the charge against air pollution in Taiwan.

    Feb 22, 2019

    Kobe, Japan, Feb 22, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - The Government of Japan, in collaboration with The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), held today a major international forum to engage in in-depth discussion on the resilience of society.

    Feb 21, 2019

    Royal HaskoningDHV acquires a minority share in Singapore-based Hydroinformatics Institute to expand its digital footprint in the region, and boost its flood resilience and climate change-related offerings

    Amersfoort, the Netherlands/Singapore, 21 February 2019 – Engineering and project management...

    Feb 14, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 13 February 2019: The Retail Summit was officially opened today with a welcome address by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.

    Sir Richard Branson took to the stage on the first day as headline speaker at the new event, which runs until 14 February at...

    Jan 24, 2019

    What if we did something with carbon emissions, instead of continuing to try and contain them on a massive scale?

    The world is off track on climate action, with global warming heading towards 3°C this century, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We used to...