UK signs green energy deal with Masdar – ArabianBusiness.com

British PM Gordon Brown revealed on Monday that his country has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi to develop technologies for low-carbon-emitting energy.

SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.comUK signs green energy deal with Masdar – Energy –

Master plan of Water’s Edge to be unveiled soon

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 FT that a 6-member committee appointed by Urban Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to study and report on the 225-acre Water’s Edge property development by the state is now in the process of making their project proposal and the proposed master plan.

SOURCE: The Sunday Times – Master plan of Water’s Edge to be unveiled soon.

Farming ‘main cause of water shortage’ – Gulfnews:

“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’.

UN-HABITAT: World Urban Forum 4 – Theme: Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development

“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 and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. It is projected that in the next fifty years, two-thirds of humanity will be living in towns and cities. A major challenge is to minimize burgeoning poverty in cities, improve the urban poor’s access to basic facilities such as shelter, clean water and sanitation and achieve environment-friendly, sustainable urban growth and development.”

SOURCE: UN-HABITAT.:. World Urban Forum | Theme: Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development.

China hopes for step-by-step progress of low carbon economy-Xinhua

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 conference on environment protection here.

SOURCE: Xinhua – China hopes for step-by-step progress of low carbon economy

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