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Jun 16, 2017

Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology and National Taiwan University (NTU), Assistant Prof. Haojia Abby Ren (任昊佳) at the NTU Department of Geosciences led an international team to provide the first direct evidence for the influence of anthropogenic nitrogen (N) sources on the open ocean. This work was...

Jun 08, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (5 June 2017) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities, and the private sector to help improve the availability and quality of clean and affordable sustainable power in the Pacific region, says a new ADB report.

The Pacific Energy Update 2017 provides...

May 30, 2017

We matter, and so does our planet. It’s what we do now with it that makes a difference in the long-run.

There are situations all of us could be more eco-friendly; therefore, see ways to be more eco-friendly in your neighborhood and help the cause together.

May 14, 2017

Cultural creative, environment-related industries are finding growth while retail and hospitality sectors are expanding markets. The service industry is developing profitable streams even as profits have declined overall.

May 09, 2017

Companies and non-profits alike are embracing planet-friendly initiatives in the city.

Hong Kong’s second “Zero Waste Week” held last November – when people were challenged to send nothing to the landfill for seven days and a growing awareness around sustainability – show organisations are taking steps to...

May 07, 2017

Straw is commonly used for feeding animals, burning, baling, etc. As one of the “Three Canton Treasures”, straw can actually be used as a raw material to produce biofuel.

Apr 05, 2017

Every organization has a responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint whenever possible. Not only can eco-friendly services help to improve the planet, but it can also help your business attract more customers and clients.

You might not realize it, but a 2014 global survey found 55% of consumers are happy...

Mar 17, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (8 March 2017) — Finance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met today at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss enhanced economic and financial responses to climate change.

Feb 25, 2017

Under a radiant sun in coastal Mituo District in the northern part of Kaohsiung, several small water birds stop at a pond to enjoy its clean water. Not unusual until one realizes that the pond is used to raise milkfish and Pacific white shrimp.

“That there are so many birds that come and drink the water...

Jan 26, 2017

Ulaanbaatar, January 24, 2017 — On January 19, The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Mongolia Meloney C. Lindberg and J. Batbayasgalan, Ulaanbaatar’s Capital City Vice Governor for Green Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which defines the areas of collaboration between the two parties...

Jan 23, 2017

Asian students are a group of people who are often trying to cut their energy consumption, for a range of reasons, including of course the fact that the less energy you use, the less it will cost you. Living on a student budget isn’t often easy, however, it does provide you with a great opportunity to reduce your...

Jan 04, 2017

SHANGHAI --(ASIA TODAY)-- ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems is Asia's premier HVAC and plumbing event. To be held from 18 – 20 May 2017, the show is on track to host more than 1,300 exhibitors who will occupy all...

Jan 02, 2017

Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim to become the “battery of Southeast Asia,” the largest electrical power provider in the region.

Hydropower is seen as a cost-effective energy source in Laos which has a...

Dec 19, 2016

Asia is rapidly emerging as the leading continent for advanced green technologies. Three countries – each with different focuses – offer the rest of the world learning opportunities.

Asia is home to the fastest-growing cities in the world, with 53 per cent of the world’s urban population living within the...

Dec 19, 2016

HONG KONG --(ASIA TODAY)-- Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government...

Dec 14, 2016

Singapore pilots Dutch land reclamation approach

Amersfoort, the Netherlands, 12 December 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- Singapore has announced it will build a polder designed by Royal HaskoningDHV with local partner Surbana Jurong that will add 810ha to Pulau Tekong, one of Singapore’s largest islands.

Dec 08, 2016

BANGKOK --(ASIA TODAY)-- Ministry of Energy joins hands with Chulalongkorn University, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Industry to announce their partnerships to organize the international conference and exhibition on “Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia 2017 or “SETA...

Nov 30, 2016

HÀ NỘI — Each year, environmental pollution causes Việt Nam an economic loss of 5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) and the figure is expected to rise, said Đinh Đức Trường, deputy head of the Economics and Environment Faculty under Việt Nam’s National Economics University.

Trường told an...

Nov 26, 2016

Bangkok --(ASIA TODAY)-- BMI Research, one of leading global provider of expert analysis, insights and forecasts, today announced a knowledge partnership with SETA, Sustainable Energy & Technology Asia, the world class energy conference and exhibition featuring over 10,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors...

Nov 18, 2016

Thongkang Village, Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Construction of the Nam Ngum hydropower plant started in 1968. Harnessing the power of the country’s largest watershed, the first hydropower plant in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic was producing 30 megawatts of electricity within four years.

Today...

Oct 28, 2016

SINGAPORE, 27 October 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) launched Thursday their joint report titled Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN: A REmap Analysis during the Singapore International Energy Week 2016. The joint report looks at ASEAN’s...

Oct 26, 2016

26 October 2016 – The 11th editions of Eco Expo Asia and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair opened today at the AsiaWorld-Expo. The opening ceremony of Eco Expo Asia was officiated by Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)...

Oct 24, 2016

Green Transportation Forum to debut alongside industry conferences and Public Day events