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Dec 06, 2017

A $500-million donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (the Trust) to City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will be used to build a top-notch facility for One Health in Hong Kong. It is the largest single donation received by the University in its 33-year history.

Dec 06, 2017

Global leaders from both the private and public sectors discussed creative ways to seek inclusive green growth and sustainable development at the Seoul Climate-Energy Conference on November 24 in Seoul. The annual conference was co-hosted by KAIST and the Coalition for Our Common Future under the theme “Creating...

Nov 29, 2017

Delegations of 135 countries meet in Rome to discuss sustainable approaches to the reconstruction of destroyed and damaged historic cities

Nov 28, 2017

The threat of climate change is dire but seems difficult to fight. However, the tools to fight it have long been in our hands and we really need to start using them.

Stepping in to the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany, is like wandering through an alternative reality. At no point in these vast cavernous...

Nov 10, 2017

When the South Penghu Marine National Park was established in late 2014, local fishermen feared for their livelihood due to restrictions on fishing and other conservation measures. Meanwhile, guided snorkeling and scuba-diving excursions are providing new sources of income, putting the area on the eco-tourism map...

Nov 05, 2017

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences Associate Professor Wen-Chieh Tsai, Department of Life Sciences Associate Professor Song-Bin Chang and Orchid Research and Development Center Dr. Yu-Yun Hsiao jointly conducted an international study of genome sequence of Apostasia...

Nov 05, 2017

Global Scholars Gathered at Nankai to Track the Ecological Footprint of Civilizations

From October 27th to 30th, the Fourth Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2017) was held at Nankai University. More than 200 experts and scholars of 106 universities and institutes from Chinese mainland,...

Oct 25, 2017

What if we had the chance to reinvent the world’s food system and make local, more sustainable food the norm rather than the exception?

It might seem like a crazy idea, but with 9 billion people expected on our planet in by 2050, it’s a necessity.

Oct 23, 2017

Muscat, Oman, 18 October 2017—Oman’s pioneer and biggest exhibitions and conferences organizer Omanexpo is slated to hold the second edition of its Oman Waste Environmental Services Exhibition and Conferences from December 4 to 5 at the Sheraton Oman Hotel.

Oct 20, 2017

In what could be a role model for other Southeast Asian countries, most of all Thailand, supermarket shoppers in Cambodia by law may soon be charged for using plastic bags as part of government measures to ramp up environment protection and reduce waste.

A sub-decree will also set restrictions on the import...

Sep 23, 2017

Taiwan intends to increase the use of renewable energy and phase out nuclear power by 2025. But thermal power plants burning coal and natural gas will still play major roles and could pose serious health risks, especially over the next 10 years.

TSMC’s expansion of its foundry in the Central Taiwan Science...

Sep 22, 2017

Offshore wind power is one of the two major pillars of Taiwan's transition away from nuclear power and fossils fuels to renewable energies. Yet concerns remain that offshore wind farms might obstruct sea channels, encroach on marine habitats and undermine the livelihood of coastal fishermen.

Sep 16, 2017

Green Trade Project Office (GTPO), the international trade promotion arm of the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, will organize the Green Technology Pavilion of Taiwan Expo 2017. The event will take place from September 29th to October 1st at SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines. It will bring together the...

Sep 08, 2017

Hong Kong, 7 September 2017 – The 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum solidified its position as a leading event for the development of partnerships and solutions to the current challenges and advancements in shelter issues across Asia-Pacific.

Aug 29, 2017

Most Philippine coastal areas are overfished. This has led to smaller fish sizes, shifts in species composition, steep declines in fish abundance, and lower catches and incomes of fishers—a situation compounded by climate change. As the climate changes, warmer oceans negatively affect how coral reefs and related...

Aug 23, 2017

The Equator Initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently selected the Sustainable Lai Chi Wo programme (the Programme) – led by the Policy for Sustainability Lab of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) – as the first and the only selected case from Hong...

Aug 21, 2017

The textile industry is notorious for using vast amounts of water throughout its milling processes, putting an enormous strain on the planet’s dwindling water resources. But Far Eastern New Century Corp. has had the foresight to invest in a novel “water-free dyeing” technique, saving resources and cutting costs....

Aug 17, 2017

The One University One Village (1U1V) team, led by Prof. Edward NG, Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has built a prototype house for an aged couple in Yunnan to provide villagers a safe, economical, comfortable, and sustainable post-quake reconstruction strategy...

Aug 16, 2017

Converting forests to agriculture not economically viable in most regions except the Atlantic Forest, areas around the Gulf of Guinea, and Thailand

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently completed a global study on the trade-offs between the benefits provided by...

Aug 14, 2017

An International Organization for Standardization subcommittee recently reaffirmed the new progress made by a Nanjing-University-professor-led Chinese team in setting up international standards for industrial water reuse.

The leader of the team is Professor Ren Hongqiang, dean of the School of the...

Aug 09, 2017

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to market Taiwan's green achievements abroad would not only benefit the nation's image, it would also create more business opportunities for Taiwan's brands, products and services.

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to...

Aug 05, 2017

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ramping up its engagement with the surrounding heartlands.

NTU will be launching more community-based activities, education-related programmes and social initiatives that benefit residents in the South West District, which includes Jurong, where the...