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Dec 02, 2019

Global warming is having an increasingly damaging impact on our environment - polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and average temperatures are rising all around the globe. In response to this, many people are becoming more eco-conscious and looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint....

Nov 26, 2019

Singapore has launched a trial of turning municipal solid waste into construction material for footpaths and roads, the city state’s minister for environment and water resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said at a press conference on November 25.

The project, called NEWSand, follows another, NEWater, a successful...

Nov 21, 2019

SINGAPORE — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling on cities in Southeast Asia to join Patong (Thailand), Donsol (Philippines) and Phú Quốc Islands (Việt Nam) in making a commitment to eliminate plastic pollution, by developing an action plan and trial innovative solutions.

Plastic Smart Cities is a WWF...

Nov 20, 2019

As the impact of global climate change worsens, such phenomena once considered anomalous such as typhoons, droughts, and the urban heat island effect will eventually become the norm. A full 55 percent of the world’s population resides in urban regions, and dense populations will force cities to take climate hazards...

Nov 15, 2019

• The world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, comprising more than 13,000 entities from more than 170 countries
• Joining represents a commitment to respect human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption
• A step forward in the work of IFEMA and its...

Nov 14, 2019

HONG KONG --( ASIA TODAY )-- Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Eco Expo Asia was held in Hong Kong from 30 October to 2 November at AsiaWorld-Expo, welcoming over some 10,600 visitors from 93 countries and regions. With 51% of visitors coming from...

Nov 13, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working with the Government in developing this first-ever national bid to go before the Fund.

Co-funding the initiative, Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) is adding another $8 million for a total of more than $47 million, which will see...

Nov 08, 2019

• Full steam ahead, and with the involvement of all the teams and technical areas taking part in the production of this great event, which will occupy more than 100,000 m2 and host 25,000 attendees from 200 countries.

• The capacity and versatility of the Feria de Madrid venue will enable this summit to be...

Nov 05, 2019

PURSAT, CAMBODIA --( ASIA TODAY )-- A USAID-funded project along the Pursat River is helping the nutrition and livelihoods of Cambodians living along one of the Tonle Sap’s primary tributaries.

Nov 05, 2019

HCM CITY— The HCM City People's Committee has approved the cleanup of five canals full of litter and waste discharged by households living nearby.

The People's Committee has told five districts where the canals are located to strictly handle illegal encroachment and littering and to step up inspections of...

Nov 04, 2019

4 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 14th edition of Eco Expo Asia, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, drew to a successful close last weekend at AsiaWorld-Expo. One of the highlights of the four-day expo (30 October to 2 November) was the Eco Asia...

Nov 01, 2019

F&N and NEA embark on recycling programme with the nationwide launch of smart reverse vending machines

Oct 30, 2019

30 October 2019 – The 14th edition of Eco Expo Asia, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo. The four-day expo runs from 30 October to 2 November and features over 300 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions, creating a quality...

Oct 24, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, Berlin, Germany, 24 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Tackling poverty and climate change, generating employment opportunities and contributing to economic development, this year’s 14 SEED Award winners were selected from over nine hundred applicants and are recognised for solutions to major local...

Oct 24, 2019

- A competitive platform to find ways to reduce fine dust at the tunnels, platforms, and trains of the subway
- The winning teams to be awarded KRW 750 million in total and provided with a range of benefits, including the opportunity to connect with public test beds and public procurement
- Participants...

Oct 23, 2019

If you’re wondering what to do with your used paper, we’ve created a handy guide to help you with your paper recycling. These options are easily accessible to anyone who’d like to make greener decisions and take active steps to sustainability.

Why Recycle Paper?

Recycling paper, like with any other...

Oct 22, 2019

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

The commitment came at a joint meeting of...

Oct 18, 2019

67 experts from Taiwan and overseas gather in Kaohsiung to open doors for Taiwan's new economy

Oct 17, 2019

17 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the 14th edition of Eco Expo Asia will run from 30 October to 2 November at AsiaWorld-Expo. Attracting some 300 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions, this year’s fair will embrace the...

Oct 17, 2019

7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum closes with bold public-private commitments and coalition

Penang, Malaysia (ESCAP News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) concluded today with the establishment of the Penang Platform for Sustainable Urbanization - a dynamic new partnership to...

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

Bangkok --( ASIA TODAY )-- As part of efforts to reduce the use of amulets made from endangered elephant and tigers, WildAid, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) are launching a campaign called “A good life...