Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today.
The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the island.
SOURCE: news.gov.hk – Lantau North Country Park opens.
National Newspaper reports that
“Planners, architects and the public will be taught the philosophy behind the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan, the framework for the city’s future development, under an Urban Planning Council (UPC) initiative announced yesterday.
Estidama Community Sustainable Responsibility 2030 (ECSR 2030), will deal with four main elements: environment, economic, social and cultural elements.”
[SOURCE: The National Newspaper – Initiative will educate public about Abu Dhabi’s development - The National Newspaper].
Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns as they balance a maintaining a green lawn with dwindling water supplies.
Read more @ the SOURCE: The Associated Press: Calif. cities consider green alternatives to lawns.
Afrique en ligne reports
Paper-free or paperless conferences may soon be in vogue if a pioneering initiative by the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Qatar passes the test of time.
The initiative is being tried by delegates attending an international conference on the protection of the ozone layer.
SOURCE: Afrique en ligne – UNEP, Qatar to introduce environment-friendly, paperless conferences.