The hills of the future – BBC News

May 14, 2008,AEDT

Major construction projects produce hundreds of tons of rubble and spoil, but is there an environmentally-friendly alternative to landfill? Four hills which have sprung up on the outskirts of London provide the answer. For years large quantities of it ended | Read More

City-state a role model for the world

May 12, 2008,AEDT

The most recent topic of global interest is Singapore’s breakthrough on the technology to produce reasonably cheap desalinated and recycled water, which meets some 25% its needs and sharply reduces the dependency on imports. DESPITE a growing disenchantment at home, | Read More

Shrinking public spaces in cities

May 12, 2008,AEDT

MANY INDIAN cities do not have public spaces worth their names. Most of the open grounds in urban areas have been converted into stadiums, corporate blocks etc. Space should be such where citizens can gather for conviviality without being bothered | Read More

Can the Middle East ever be green?

May 11, 2008,AEDT

When you talk green in the Dubai, it’s can be assumed you mean golf courses. Conservation and ecotourism are not common parlance in the United Arab Emirates. In four days at the Arabian Travel Market this week, I heard a | Read More

“Asia-Pacific Gateway for Climate Change” – UN ESCAP

April 23, 2008,AEDT

Countries from Asia and the Pacific, both developed and developing, are gathering in Bangkok to share experiences on “co-benefits approach to climate change” – win-win actions which cut greenhouse gas emissions while alleviating poverty. The meeting today (23 April) is | Read More

EU heads for climate and trade talks with China

April 22, 2008,AEDT

The European Commission’s biggest-ever delegation to China heads for Beijing this week, hoping to progress from words to action on China’s soaring greenhouse gas emissions and its tense trade ties with Europe.European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will have to | Read More

Pecha Kucha Beijing Volume No.8

April 22, 2008,AEDT

Pecha Kucha Beijing Volume No.8  –  18th of May 2008  –  04:00pm at Yugong Yishan –  Admission RMB 20, After a small pause to regain energy, Pecha Kucha Beijing is back in full swing!The line up of Volume 8’s speakers is compiled of | Read More

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