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BBC, 30 November 2015- Find out how and why the Earth’s climate is changing as Paris hosts a summit to discuss global warming.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 30, 2015 10:55 AM |
New UN guidelines seek to make genetic diversity part of climate change adaptation | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Eco-buisness, 27 Nov 2015 - The Food and Agricultural Organization has issued new voluntary guidelines to assist countries in better managing and sustainably using genetic resources while...

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 27, 2015 03:31 PM |
Filed under: Agriculture
COP 21: How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

25 Nov 2015 - In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and as climate change exacerbates weather-related disasters around the globe, the ILO is working with local communities to make them more resilient to future storms. At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 25, 2015 08:41 AM |
Filed under: Construction/buildings
Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN - UNEP

UNEP, 23 Nov 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recently published its new report: Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, concerns and impacts on marine environments. The report aims to verify a thesis that plastics considered 'biodegradable' may play an important role in reducing these negative environmental impacts.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 23, 2015 11:22 AM |
Filed under: Water management
UN climate fund releases $183m to tackle global warming | Environment | The Guardian

The Guardian,19 Nov 2015 - Green Climate Fund announces eight projects to be funded in Asia, Africa and Latin America ahead of Paris summit.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 19, 2015 03:01 AM |
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Overview of Green Business: Enabling Policies and Private Sector Examples

Overview of Green Business: Enabling Policies and Private Sector Examples focuses on the ecological sustainability of economic development and the key role that both governments and the private sector have to play in harnessing its potential for inclusive and sustainable development for all.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 17, 2015 12:00 AM |
Green Business Booklet

The latest ILO Green Jobs publication- "Green Business Booklet", is a part of the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) family of products and Green Jobs packages in Asia and the Pacific. It is a supplementary booklet that will help entrepreneurs in setting up green businesses and in greening existing businesses. It will also outline the important role of an entrepreneur in addressing dual of this document’s challenges of climate change and unemployment.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 13, 2015 12:00 AM |
Guidelines on Sustainable Development , Decent Work and Green Jobs

The document provides information on the outcome of the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs that took place in Geneva from 5 to 9 October 2015. It contains the adopted guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all and the recommendations by the experts for follow-up. The Governing Body is invited to endorse the guidelines and to decide how to give practical effect to them. The Governing Body may furthermore wish to request the Director-General to include the guidelines in development and implementation of the Green Initiative and to recommend that the guidelines be taken into consideration within the context of future discussions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the implications of the expected Climate Agreement in December 2015 (see the draft decision in paragraph 9)

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Oct 30, 2015 12:00 AM |
Environmental, social, and governance reporting in travel & tourism: Trends, outlook, and guidance

As with all businesses, Travel & Tourism companies are increasingly affected by environmental and social issues that can influence global demand and industry-wide profitability. Publicly reporting on issues relating to sustainability, corporate responsibility, or environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a method by which companies demonstrate a commitment to transparency, and through the reporting processes, management approaches to proactively address externalities are articulated and advanced. This research aims to provide a foundation for reporting for those seeking orientation and guidance.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Oct 07, 2015 05:43 PM |
Filed under: Tourism
Co-Chairs’ Summary - Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific

(3R as an Economic Industry – Next Generation 3R Solutions for a Resource Efficient Society and Sustainable Tourism Development in Asia and the Pacific) 16 to 19 August 2015 Venue: Dharubaaruge, Malé, Maldives

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Oct 05, 2015 09:49 AM |
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Ms Lurraine Baybay Villacorta

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Climate change and environmental degradation pose significant challenges to economic growth and employment today, and risks will be greater in the medium-to long-term.

By contrast, if properly managed, climate change action can lead to more and better jobs. Both adaptation to climate change and measures to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions offer opportunities to create new jobs, while securing existing ones.
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