Ecosystem

June 04, 2012
The China Securities Regulatory Commission and Ministry of Environmental Protection are expected to start exchanging results of their environmental protection inspections of companies applying for listings, according to a report by Economic Observer operated by Xinhua News Agency.
June 04, 2012
Fujitsu of Japan is offering to allow the Thai government to use its innovative environment monitoring system to ease pollution at Map Ta Phut industrial estate through a pilot project.
June 01, 2012
Vietnam has the biggest potential for generating wind power in all of Southeast Asia, said a Germany-based expert.
June 01, 2012
China aims to link its domestic carbon market with others around the world as it seeks to cut emissions, a government official said according to Bloomberg.
Risk in the Pear River Delta
June 01, 2012
The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and BNP Paribas have begun a unique collaboration to develop a series of reports with detailed scenario analysis of the impact of climate change-related risks in major cities and industrial and logistics centers in Asia Pacific. In collaboration with a number of leading universities around Asia, projections and simulations will be created using computer modeling to establish the physical impacts on these areas and to determine the risks to high-value infrastructure, construction and supply chain assets.
May 31, 2012
Carbon market trading reached a record value of USD176 billion in 2011, rising 11 percent spurred by secondary trading volumes that offset lower prices and slowing economies, the World Bank said yesterday. Companies and governments are turning to emissions trading as a tool for fighting climate change, with the EU the most active since its cap-and-trade scheme began in 2005.
May 31, 2012
China is mulling whether to impose a consumption tax on "high-polluting, high resource consuming" products, according to officials from the Ministry of Environment Protection, The Global Times reported today.
May 31, 2012
Environmental clearance should not be given to the proposed Athirappally-hydroelectric project, the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) stated in a report submitted to the Indian Environment Ministry this week.
May 31, 2012
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has agreed to assist Thailand in developing provincial level eco-towns under the Green Partnership Program between the two countries, it was revealed yesterday.
May 31, 2012
The World Bank has announced a grant of USD5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to China to support efforts to assess climate mitigation and adaptation technology needs and adopt corresponding global best practices under the government’s so-called China Climate Technology Needs Assessment Project.
May 29, 2012
South Korea plans to launch its own geostationary satellite by 2018 for atmospheric environmental research over the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Monday.
May 29, 2012
China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said yesterday that the country will start amassing a compensation fund to be used in cases of marine oil pollution from July this year.
May 29, 2012
South Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy said Monday that it will launch what it calls a "Hydrogen Town Pilot Project" in the first part of a program to establishing a community energy infrastructure that uses waste hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell technologies, writes The Korea Herald.
May 29, 2012
According to an official from the Pearl River Water Resources Commission, people in Hong Kong and Macao do not need to fear contamination of their drinking water special despite several recent environmental incidents on the Pearl River which feed the two special administration regions.
May 28, 2012
Chinese provincial government and enterprises should stay focused on emission reduction efforts despite cooling economy and resist the temptation of spurring economy through energy-inefficient industrial projects, officials and experts said Saturday.
May 28, 2012
The Philippine Supreme Court is expected to decide shortly whether to accept a demand from the environmental group Greenpeace to stop the field testing of genetically-modified (GM) eggplant, on the grounds that the potential impact on other eggplant varieties has not been adequately assessed.
May 28, 2012
Malaysia is expected to run out of suitable land for new oil palm plantations in the next three to four years, while Indonesia has the potential for another 10 to 12 years of acreage expansion.
Time to vaccinate the environment
May 28, 2012
The environment is a closely related organism, rather like human beings. In modern medicine, what contribute the most to human health are not advanced diagnostic methods, nor the invention of a variety of cure, but the creation and practice of preventive medicine. Ancient Chinese physicians called preventive medicine "cure before it develops into a disease" (“治未病”). There was a saying: "After a symptom develops into a disease, to treat it, is like trying to dig a well when you are dying from thirsty. It would be too late
May 26, 2012
KFC has denied made by Greenpeace this week that it sells its chicken in buckets produced by controversial paper supplier Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).
May 24, 2012
Construction of the 500-MW Mekong Delta Wind Power Centre in Vietnam’s Bac Lieu city is now underway with completion expected in 2015.