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April 23, 2014
Members of the standing committee of China’s National People's Congress (NPC) who have been deliberating on draft revisions to China's Environmental Protection Law say the draft is "mature" and that it is ready to be put to a vote.
April 22, 2014
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shenzhen Emissions Trading Exchange to develop products that will help increase the volume of trades, create more business opportunities, and contribute to mitigating climate change.
April 15, 2014
Desperate for more renewable energy capacity, the government of Bangladesh is planning to give lifetime income tax waiver to foreign companies that invest in the country’s renewables sector.
April 15, 2014
The Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) has launched a Research Fellowship network, a group of leading industry professionals and experts that bring substantial knowledge and experience to the organization.
April 14, 2014
Chastened by recent drought conditions in much of Peninsular Malaysia, the country’s natural resources and environment minister, G. Palanivel, says efforts should be made to emulate rainwater harvesting and recycling systems implemented successfully in several countries, including Australia and India.
April 14, 2014
The contribution of the Philippines to global warming is only a drop in the bucket of the world’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but that drop may get bigger in the future.
April 14, 2014
Sri Lanka's central bank has sounded a note of caution over the rising burden of renewable power on consumers as the proportion of non-conventional renewable power (NCRE) increases in the grid.
April 14, 2014
Hanoi is planning to build a monorail system to ease traffic congestion and connect with existing railway routes.
April 10, 2014
Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 percent last year according to WWF-Hong Kong while overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 percent compared with 2012. The city is at the center of the global trade in shark fin products.
April 10, 2014
China may revive 2008 Beijing Olympics-style air pollution controls when it holds a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in the often smog-shrouded capital in November, state media said on Thursday.
April 10, 2014
The final draft version of the Japanese Government’s energy report reinforces atomic power’s role in the country’s future and falls short of advocating specific goals for renewable energy use.
April 07, 2014
China’s central government has announced plans to support greater adoption of electric vehicles by exempting buyers of EV's from paying a sales tax.
April 03, 2014
Indonesian authorities have been given a draft master plan to control flooding in Jakarta by Schultz van Haegen, The Netherland’s Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment.
April 03, 2014
South Korean steelmaker POSCO has established a new subsidiary for clean energy, which it has picked as a future growth engine.
April 03, 2014
Despite the increase in carbon emissions over the last three years, Greenpeace said yesterday that Japanese efforts to reshape the country’s energy mix after the Fukushima Daicchi nuclear reactor meltdowns should serve as a model for the fight against climate change.
April 02, 2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a long-term loan of EUR200 million (USD276.2 million) to India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) to help finance projects that will contribute to the mitigation of climate change.
April 02, 2014
Here’s a truly sobering figure. According to US economist Michael Greenstone, India could save up to 2 billion life years if it bought air quality into line with the national standard.
April 02, 2014
The Chinese government is to step up efforts in tracking and disclosing information concerning environmental protection, according to a document published in the State Council’s website.
April 02, 2014
Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co has become the second nuclear generator to seek state support this week as reactors across the country remain idled and industry losses mount three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Reuters reported.
April 01, 2014
Geologists have found large masses of hot dry rock (HDR), a form of clean energy, in northwest China's Qinghai Province, local authorities announced yesterday.