The UDA, Central Environment Authority and the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLR&DC), have been entrusted with the task of devising the master plan. Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Dr. P. Ramanujam told The Sunday Times | Read More
“Water used for irrigation in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is the leading cause of an impending water shortage, according to World Bank reports.” SOURCE: Gulfnews: Farming ‘main cause of water shortage’.
“World Urban Forum 4 will be held in Nanjing, China on 03 – 06 November 2008 The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization | Read More
Developing the Low Carbon Economy (LCE), a strategic option to cope with global warming, should follow a step-by-step pattern in accordance with a country’s situation, China’s Vice Environment Minister Zhou Jian said here Thursday. Zhou made the remarks at a | Read More
World Usability Day and the Usability Professionals’ Association will launch the Global Transport Challenge on November 13th. It’s an easy way for you to understand how you use transportation everyday and the impact it has on our environment. SOURCE: World | Read More
Moves towards green building design and construction should not be stalled by a global recession, according to environmental building experts. Keith Clarke, the chief executive of WS Atkins, an engineering and architectural services firm, said the design and construction industry | Read More
Foster + Partners is one of eight leading companies launching a report today warning of the grave risks posed by a 2013 peak in oil production. The Oil Crunch: Securing the UK’s Energy Future is published by the newly-formed UK | Read More
As part of its efforts to reduce pollution and create alternative sources of energy to meet growing demand, the city of Dubai has launched a major initiative to harness solar energy. SOURCE: The Hindu News Update Service.
“We need the environmental economists and others thinking outside the square to provide strategies and approaches to secure our social and ecological futures.” read more @ the SOURCE: The Canberra Times – Green policies can save credit crisis and the | Read More
The Hong Kong Envrionment Protection Department published the “Environment Hong Kong 2008” report. Key initiatives in the report include:– Cleaner Production Partnership Programme launched in connection with Pearl River Delta factories. – An injection of $1 billion into the Environment | Read More