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May 15, 2020

On May 6, Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced the parameters of the country’s first renewable energy projects under which solar power producers can directly distribute electricity to an end user outside the established grid.

May 13, 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Green Invest Asia project, successfully facilitated an equity investment by international financial institutions into Grandis Timber,(link is external) Cambodia’s first and only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified...

May 13, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The well-being of oceans in the Asia-Pacific region are edging closer to a tipping point due to the unprecedented pace of marine pollution, overfishing and climate change in recent years. However, a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and...

May 06, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP News) – (ASIA TODAY) -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with the Government of Japan, today launched a new project which aims to reduce the environmental impact of cities in South East Asia by addressing plastic waste pollution in...

Apr 25, 2020

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) have launched a report that outlines how companies can use alternative fuels to power their ships. This will help them meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission...

Apr 10, 2020

Low costs and proximity to Hong Kong are drawcards bringing start-ups to rural communities in southern Mainland China.

Apr 08, 2020

A research team led by Professor Amos Tai, Associate Professor of the Earth System Science Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has successfully quantified and visualised the impact of Hong Kong air pollution especially ozone pollutant on plants and the environment. Although the experiment took...

Apr 07, 2020

TUYÊN QUANG — A rare primate was released in Phiêng Bung Natural Reserve in Năng Khả Commune, Na Hang District of the northern mountainous province of Tuyên Quang today.

The Indochinese rhesus macaque, also known as 'golden monkey', is an endangered and rare species listed in Việt Nam’s Red Book.

The...

Apr 06, 2020

HCM CITY — More farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change.

The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has faced severe drought and saline intrusion in recent years and local authorities have encouraged...

Mar 27, 2020

The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii...

Mar 27, 2020

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport has decided to begin checking exhaust emissions in motorcycles from next month on a test basis.

An MOU – signed between the department and the Institute of Transport Science and Technology and the Vietnam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers earlier this...

Mar 26, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report...

Mar 24, 2020

The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of marine ectotherms, including coral reef fishes.

Mar 20, 2020

A team of NUS researchers has achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres. The new rubber aerogels demonstrate remarkable properties — they are...

Mar 04, 2020

The Cambodian government is close to signing a deal with the local subsidiary of French-owned, Singapore-based renewable power producer The Blue Circle to construct the energy-starving country’s first wind power farm.

“Both sides expect to sign an agreement soon. I expect it will be done by June,” said...

Feb 15, 2020

Plant corals and you get corals — and more. You get a plethora of marine life to boot. A team of researchers from the NUS Reef Ecology Lab discovered that their underwater nurseries, which provide coral fragments for transplantation in barren areas, have functions beyond propagation and rebuilding coral reefs....

Feb 15, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Seoul Global Challenge (hereinafter called "SGC") 2019-2020, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Business Agency (SBA) aimed at finding innovative solutions to urban problems by inviting global innovators, culminated with the awards ceremony on the 6th,...

Feb 06, 2020

The ban on distributing free single-use plastic bags in shops, malls and convenience stores in Thailand put into force on January 1 this year has not only positive effects. Dozens of plastic bag manufacturers are now at risk of closing their businesses altogether if they get no support from the government,...

Jan 30, 2020

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab and South Korean automaker Hyundai officially introduced GrabCar Elektrik, Grab’s electric vehicle service in Jakarta, on January 27.

The newest service comprises of 50 Hyundai Ioniq Electric cars, a five-seat electric sedan.

In this first stage, GrabCar Electrik...

Jan 19, 2020

Residents of the Filipino city of Binan in Laguna province, which was affected by the Taal volcano eruption last week, have resorted to mix volcanic ash with plastic waste to make bricks and rebuild houses and schools.

The ash from the volcano is combined with sand, cement and discarded plastic to make...

Jan 06, 2020

Thailand kicked off the new year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce plastic waste to which the country is one of the world’s largest contributors, particularly to maritime waste.

Jan 05, 2020

The traditional cultivation of oyster mushrooms in Nepal, which has required burning large quantities of wood, has been replaced by the environmentally friendly use of solar power, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Mushrooms are nutritious, do not require soil in which to...