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China can balance eco-protection with growth.

Eco-Business, 27 Jul 2015 - As China grows, it needs a concerted effort to promote a new industrial base and a shift away from a fossil fuel-intensive heavy industry toward a low-carbon model, says ADB vice president Stephen Groff.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jul 27, 2015 08:08 PM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
Bangladesh powers ahead on off-grid solar

SciDev Net, 27 Jul 2015 - Eight million Bangladeshis now depend on reliable power from small solar units.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jul 27, 2015 08:04 PM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
Treasure trove of trash.

Down to Earth, 27 Jul 2015 - One man's trash is another man’s treasure, so goes the saying. For some entrepreneurs in India, this has become the new business mantra.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jul 27, 2015 07:59 PM |
Global call seeks end to plastic bags, even 'green' ones.

Eco-Business, 27 Jul 2015 - Environmental campaign groups worldwide have urged governments to adopt policies regulating single-use plastic bags, including the ‘degradable’ type.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jul 27, 2015 07:52 PM |
People and planet benefit from ‘green’ buildings

Climate News Network, 27 Jul 2015 - Research worldwide shows that environmentally-friendly buildings are much better for the health of the people who live and work in them, as well as for the Earth.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jul 27, 2015 07:36 PM |
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Resources
Sustainable Consumption Guide for Policy Makers: Debunking Myths and Outlining Solutions (Asia Edition)

Part 1: Why is Sustainable Consumption Important in Asia? Provides an overview of current issues related to sustainable consumption, links these to the Asian context and frames the nature of the policy problem. Part 2 highlights some of the most common myths around sustainable consumption that need to be confronted and explores how they affect sustainable consumption policies and practice in Asia. Part 3 consists of thematic solutions briefs with potential policy approaches to ensure more sustainable consumption patterns in Asia. Part 4 is a recommended reading list more broadly on sustainable consumption, with relevance to Asia and the Pacific.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 22, 2015 03:48 PM |
Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Applied Labour Economics for Development (BLENDED)

This M.Sc. is a response to the need for more diverse expertise in the design and evaluation of policies in which international labour standards and fundamental rights at work go hand-in-hand with job creation and productive employment. It is intended to prepare participants to become experts in designing, analysing and evaluating policies that place employment at the heart of economic, social and development policy-making. The course will combine rigorous training in analytical and quantitative economic methods with an emphasis on what constitutes an appropriate policy, legal and institutional framework for employment and decent work in different development contexts.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 19, 2015 12:13 PM |
The Labour, Human Health and Environmental Dimensions of E-waste Management in China

This research paper examines the labour, human health and environmental dimensions of e-waste management in China, analyzing both the formal and informal sectors. It identifies the needs for synergizing policies and measures concerning environmental pollution control and labour protection in e-waste management.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 15, 2015 01:57 PM |
Green Jobs Mapping and DySAM Analysis in Indonesia

Workshop on Greening the Economy: Its impact on growth, employment and CO2 emissions: A Green DySAM Analysis

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 09, 2015 02:15 PM |
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE IN SINGAPORE, INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA: A REVIEW OF FINANCIERS’ ESG PRACTICES, DISCLOSURE STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS.

WWF’s report - is a ground-breaking piece of research that shines the spotlight on financiers, investors and regulators in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia and benchmarks them against their global peers.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 09, 2015 02:01 PM |
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