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Jun 03, 2022

(Photo : Chien-Tong Wang)

Discarded fishing nets are extremely harmful to marine ecology, but an alliance of fishermen’s associations, fishing net makers and nylon producers in Taiwan are trying to solve the problem by turning waste nets into outdoor clothing. Here’s what they’re up to.

On February...

May 29, 2022

National Cheng Kung University has announced its ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2041, making it the most aggressive public university in Taiwan in this respect. How have they built buildings with no need for air conditioning, and run experiments without using a single drop of tap water?

The April...

Apr 25, 2022

Looking ahead to 2030, meeting targets for decarbonisation and sustainability... trending topics at 12th ME-TECH Forum

Apr 24, 2022

Introduction – The remarkable story of EWS1294, the national early warning system of Cambodia

Apr 23, 2022

Veolia Water Technologies Launches New Disruptive Technology for Desalination and Water Reuse in Asia Pacific

Veolia Water Technologies, a subsidiary of the Veolia group and leading specialist in water treatment, announces the Asia Pacific launch of the Barrel™, an integrated plug-and-play reverse osmosis (...

Apr 23, 2022

Singapore, (April 18, 2022) – Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company, today announces its appointment by Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of SGX Catalist-listed sustainable engineering solutions provider, Koh Brothers Eco Engineering Ltd., to supply...

Apr 23, 2022

The Philippines has the potential to install 21 gigawatt of offshore wind power by 2040, equivalent to about a fifth of its electricity demand by then, the World Bank said in a study released on April 20.

The energy department of the global development bank said that the installation of more wind power would...

Apr 21, 2022

Caption: From left to right, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean, Prize Council Chairman; Professor Kazuo Yamamoto, Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 laureate; Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore; and Professor Leo Tan, board member of Temasek Foundation. (Photo credit: SIWW 2022)

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Apr 17, 2022

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas, VnExpress reported, referring to a new national strategy put in place on April 13.

The country’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on that day approved the “National Strategy for...

Apr 17, 2022

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has the opportunity to develop a pathway for inclusive, green growth that others can learn from, United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen has said.

Wiesen told the press on the sidelines of the launch of the Stockholm 50 National Consultations in Việt Nam...

Apr 16, 2022

Physical return of Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore will bring together over 15,000 international and local attendees and leaders in the public and private sectors to spur innovation and share sustainable solutions and best practices

Apr 06, 2022

apanese Professor Kazuo Yamamoto’s pioneering invention of the world’s first operationally and commercially viable submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) benefitted millions worldwide

From left: Mr Ryan Yuen, Managing Director, Singapore International Water Week, Mr Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive, PUB,
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Apr 01, 2022

Amid the climate crisis, governments around the world are committing to “net zero” carbon emission targets in order to slow global warming. And in the petrochemical sector, which has played a leading role in the global economy for over a century, a green revolution is under way.

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A new...

Mar 07, 2022

Growgreen’s Business Director and General Manager Yvonne Chan presents the firm’s business proposals to judges at the Start-up Express pitching contest

A Hong Kong start-up offers urban flat dwellers a chance to grow their own vegetables using innovative hydroponic kits and seed capsules.

Agriculture...

Dec 27, 2021

Thailand is getting one step further in the deployment of electricity-powered motorcycle taxis and canal boats for public transportation with an aim to reduce air pollution and noise levels in large cities.

In a latest move, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) on December 27 started the...

Oct 29, 2021

Eco Asia Conference addresses four major environmental issues
28 October 2021 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the 16th edition of Eco Expo...

Oct 14, 2021

"Carbon Neutral EXPO," Korea's largest energy exhibition, opens from October 13 to 15 at KINTEX: It consists of around 1,200 exhibition booths with 300 companies participating

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced that it will host the "Carbon Neutral EXPO," Korea's largest energy...

Oct 07, 2021

香港科技大學(科大)與香港特別行政區政府合作開展一個為期三年的開創性跨領域研究,從海、陸、空三方面監測空氣質素,為本港以及大灣區臭氧的形成和傳送路徑提供更深入的理解。

是次合作為大型科研計劃「大灣區光化學臭氧污染及區域和跨區域傳輸特徵研究」的一部分。該計劃由廣東省政府、香港特區政府和澳門特區政府聯合推出,旨在研究臭氧對整個區域所造成的空氣質素問題。

空氣污染乃世界上最大的環境健康威脅,每年導致全球700萬人早逝1。香港政府環境保護署(環保署) 今年推出「香港清新空氣藍圖2035」,以進一步改善本港和區內的空氣質素,並協助本港於2050年達至碳中和。儘管當局近年在控制影響健康的空氣污染物﹕...

Aug 03, 2021

Water and Sanitation is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and a person from Taiwan has been grappling with the persistent issue of harmful cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae), cyanotoxins, and odor of Laguna de Bay—the largest lake in the Philippines—over the past several...