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Published on 25 June 2018 Indonesia
A statement from the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney received by Antara here on Saturday mentioned that the launching ceremony was attended by the Consul General of RI in Sydney, Heru Subolo.This collaborative program has been developed by the Griffith Asia Institute under the leadership of Professor Caitlin Byrne as the director of the institute.This three-year program includes four main activities, namely high-level dialogue; joint…
Published on 25 June 2018 Southeast Asia
Extreme weather has pushed intense storms and floods further inland because of rising seas levels, be it in Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam, and produced deadlier heatwaves like the recent ones in China and India—and the dry spells in 2014 and 2015 that threatened Singapore’s reservoir levels. Southeast Asia has built capabilities and infrastructure for disaster management over the years. But climate change has raised the…
Published on 20 June 2018
In a new study, which will be presented at the upcoming Blue Carbon Summit in Jakarta on July 17 and 18, Daniel Murdiyarso, a principal scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and a student from from Indonesia’s Bogor Agricultural University and the country’s National Nuclear Energy Agency, determined that sediment in mudflat, fringe, and interior mangrove systems in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province…
Published on 19 June 2018
In some Indonesian villages on Borneo Island and Java, people cut down trees along the banks of rivers to sell or use for fuel. Without the trees there as a buffer, the soil erodes into the streams, swallowing up the water or turning it murky brown. At the same time, these islands are experiencing more instances of intense rain and drought, making it more difficult…
Published on 16 June 2018 Philippines
In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the CCC launched the National Integrated Climate Change Database and Information Exchange System (NICCDIES) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Project for the Philippines (NSPP), as it recognizes the importance of access to climate change data in multi-sectoral development planning. NICCDIES is designed to be a game-changing element in the collaboration process, it added. It is…
Published on 16 June 2018 Thailand
In the seminar, the company shared its vision, exchanged 2018’s sustainable trends, as well as illustrated concrete examples of how headquarter policies are being implemented in Thai society in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Shell also emphasised the importance of energy transition that would support the increasing needs of motorists while reducing greenhouse gas emissions through its innovations, partnership and people…
Published on 13 June 2018 Southeast Asia
Found in coastal waters all over the world, apart from at the poles, seagrasses play a part in mitigating climate change by burying carbon under the seabed for up to thousands of years. Such carbon, stored in coastal ecosystems like seagrass meadows, is often referred to as blue carbon. And this potent ability to mitigate climate change is helping to drive conservation efforts for seagrass…
Published on 7 June 2018
As part of the initiative, religious leaders will visit prayer groups across the country to preach about the importance of reducing plastic waste, explain how plastic waste can worsen the severity of natural disasters such as floods and landslides, and encourage consumers to switch to traditional bags, made from materials such as rattan and bamboo. “We have local wisdom about these things in Indonesia,”…
Published on 6 June 2018 Myanmar
Conyat Create Equipping businesses with the tools and knowledge to become more sustainable, Conyat Create’s 10-strong team of mostly women work from an office full of reclaimed materials in Hlaing township. Conyat Create. (Facebook) Citing Myanmar’s vulnerability to climate change as one of her main motivators, Howe realized that “not only businesses but the wider community didn’t understand sustainability.” “Our consumption of plastic is over…
Published on 6 June 2018 Philippines
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/997882/legarda-to-file-bills-to-ban-microplastics-single-use-plastics#ixzz5HYeiKk4m Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | 5 June 2018
Published on 4 June 2018 Singapore
As the last pristine wilderness of our planet, Antarctica officially belongs to no one — yet everyone has a stake in it. This remote continent is a window into both our past and future, and it is trying to tell us something. A giant, ice-covered landmass about a third the size of Asia, Antarctica’s existence is under siege. The rapid collapse of the Antarctic glaciers…
Published on 3 June 2018 Thailand
The whale died on Friday, the Post wrote, and an autopsy discovered what Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said were 80 plastic bags lodged in its stomach. It’s far from the first time whales have turned up sick or dead from ingesting trash. Per the Post, experts say that the whale likely believed the bags were food: Thai officials said they believe the…
Published on 29 May 2018 Malaysia
They approached Universiti Putra Malaysia’s (UPM) Faculty of Environmental Studies to help them deal with the problem. The problem was relevant to the faculty not only because it was an environmental concern, but it was specifically within the faculty’s research niche, which included the fields of Environmental Quality and Conservation and Environmental Pollution Control Technology. The two parties embarked on a collaboration, comprising environmental forensic…
Published on 29 May 2018 Global
Families from eight nations joined their ranks on Thursday when they collectively sued the European Union over the impact of rising temperatures on their livelihoods. Currently, the EU accounts for about 9% of global CO2 emissions. Taking into account accumulated emissions since 1850, that share rises to a quarter, second only to the United States (27%). Globally, there are at least 1,000 active legal cases…
Published on 28 May 2018 Philippines
Naga City– A technology transfer and dissemination training-workshop on the Climate Change Resilient Pilot Housing (CCRPH), led by the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) in partnership with the City Government of Naga, was held last 10-11 May 2018. TheCCRPHis one of the outcomes of the Urban Nexus Project implemented by the GIZ in partnership with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for…
Published on 24 May 2018 Global
“The National Climate Assessment that includes NASA and it includes the Department of Energy, and it includes NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), has clearly stated that it is extremely likely… that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming, and I have no reason to doubt the science that comes from that,” Jim Bridenstine said at a Senate hearing. He was answering…
Published on 24 May 2018 Southeast Asia
The change could be particularly dire in southeast Asia where rice is a major part of the daily diet, said the report in the journal Science Advances. "We are showing that global warming, climate change and particularly greenhouse gases -- carbon dioxide -- can have an impact on the nutrient content of plants we eat," said co-author Adam Drewnowski, a professor of epidemiology at the…
Published on 24 May 2018 Southeast Asia
One of these was Leyte’s Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), which had not been built to withstand a signal number 4 typhoon, the strongest storm category according to the Philippines’ storm ranking. Learning from that experience, the EVRMC is switching to solar power to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that it will continue to have a supply of much-needed electricity…
Published on 23 May 2018 Myanmar
Merchandise exports grew by an estimated 15%, following a 0.3% fall in FY 2016/17, with the report crediting the 2.8m tonnes of exported rice – the highest level in half a century – as a key factor behind the increase. While agricultural growth was below overall GDP expansion of 6.8%, the ADB said it expects the sector to grow robustly in the present financial year…
Published on 21 May 2018 Myanmar
The vice president, who is also chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, assured that he will do all he can to utilize the power of the government to mitigate the impact of the monsoon on townfolks, especially in the central plains. On Wednesday, U Henry Van Thio observed the construction of a riverbank protection wall along the Myitthar River between Kalay and…
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