27–29 October 2015, Wuxi, China
19 August 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia
21–23 July 2015, New Delhi, India
05–06 May 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BBC, 30 November 2015- Find out how and why the Earth’s climate is changing as Paris hosts a summit to discuss global warming.
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...
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.
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.
The Guardian,19 Nov 2015 - Green Climate Fund announces eight projects to be funded in Asia, Africa and Latin America ahead of Paris summit.
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.
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.
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)
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.
(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
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