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Google taps old coal's electric infrastructure for green-powered alternative

Business Spectator, 30 Jun 2015 - An old coal-burning power plant slated to close in October has been given new life thanks to Google, which recently announced plans to build its first US-based data centre in eight years on the grounds of Alabama’s Widows Creek power plant.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 30, 2015 12:50 PM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
Green energy sector generates more jobs than fossil fuel industry

ZME Science, 30 Jun 2015 - A report jointly released by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) concludes that if countries, developed or developing alike, commit to investing 1.5 per cent of GDP per year into renewable energy and energy efficiency projects then these efforts would generate significant economic growth and new job opportunities. The latter is sort of a no brainer - of course, new jobs will be generated, but what about those lost? Well, according to the report, more job opportunities could be created by investing clean energy sources than fossil fuels.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 30, 2015 12:46 PM |
Filed under: Renewable energy
China scales up green finance system

Eco-Business, 30 Jun 2015 - An official with the People’s Bank of China announced on June 26 that the central bank is drafting a directive concerning the issue of green finance bonds on the interbank market.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 30, 2015 12:37 PM |
Solar-powered plane takes off from Japan for trans-Pacific crossing

Reuters, 30 Jun 2015 - A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected to be the toughest part of the trip.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 30, 2015 12:31 PM |
Victoria puts energy efficiency front and centre

The Fifth Estate, 30 Jun 2015 - Energy efficiency will be central to the Victorian economy, a new state government energy statement has revealed.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 30, 2015 12:28 PM |
Filed under: Energy efficiency
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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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