Green Economy

China has tabled a plan calling for the establishment of 100 ecological development zones in an effort to bring about more systematic ecological development as outlined in a reform package which came out of last month's key policy meeting, according to a report in the China Securities Journal.
China is facing significant environmental and social challenges that must be addressed if it is to achieve its sustainable development goals, according to a joint report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese government.
Malaysia is to increase its production of oil palm biomass to 100 million tonnes from the 83 million tonnes recorded last year by 2020.
South Korea and Indonesia has joined forces with five other countries to launch an USD8.9 million analysis into the economic impacts of climate change.
China's Green Development Index Report for 2013, measuring green development in 30 regions and 100 cities was released on Sunday. The top 10 areas in green development include Beijing, Fujian, Hainan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanghai, Tianjin and Zhejiang,
China is on the right track to push for economic reforms and tackle environmental pollution, and the World Bank will fully support the nation by providing solutions, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said while visiting the country over the weekend.
Opportunities for establishing green businesses and sustainable growth will develop under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) unified market initiative, Thai business leaders have been told. They have also been warned that too many industries have ignored social costs in the pursuit of cheaper production.
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August 13, 2013
Investment in China’s environmental and renewable sectors is set to accelerate as it is named a 'pillar industry'. As CleanBiz.Asia has been reporting, the State Council has been voicing increasing concerns about the environmental destruction across the country and a groundswell of environmental activism. According to the State Council, the value of the energy-saving industry's output will reach CNY 4.5 trillion (USD728 billion) by 2015, an average annual growth of 15 percent, reported Xinhua.
Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) is pushing for the implementation of the National Strategy for Green Growth. Its part in fulfilling the National Target Program on energy efficiency and conservation includes controlling, monitoring and improving industries' carbon emissions, developing bio-fuel and improve adaptability to climate change.
Shanghai plans to promote wildlife protection, a green economy ethos and youth engagement with environmental conservation following the signing of landmark agreement with the UN Environment Program (UNEP).