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Ecological Transformation and ESG

Ecological Transformation and ESG

By Choe Jae-chun, CEO, Biodiversity Foundation SEOUL: Let’s connect the keyword of ecological transformation to ESG. Together with Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom, I am serving as the co-chair of the Corona 19 Daily Recovery Support Committee. Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom is representing the government, and I am representing the private sector. Because I care more […]

Climate change: Appreciating Ban-Ki moon’s warning as he calls for protecting Earth

Climate change: Appreciating Ban-Ki moon’s warning as he calls for protecting Earth

Ban-Ki moon warning against complacency, calling for action to protect Earth By Habib Toumi Bahrain: Ban-Ki moon’s stern warning that there is only one earth and as such, people have no alternative but to protect it and preserve it should be taken very seriously. In his keynote speech at the forum commemorating the 10th anniversary […]

Climate action, carbon neutral initiatives no longer an option but a must, Ban Ki-moon warns

Climate action, carbon neutral initiatives no longer an option but a must, Ban Ki-moon warns

SEOUL: Climate action and carbon neutral initiatives “are no longer an option but a must” for the world to ensure sustainable living, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. “It is not a matter of choice, as it has become a must for future survival,” Ban-Ki moon said in his keynote speech focusing on […]

Peaceful life for the next generations

Peaceful life for the next generations

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: We are in the 21st century right now. The last world war was 75 years ago. The old wounds of the Second World War have not yet completely healed. War always means misery, loss of lives, destruction and regression for all parties involved. The world is still working hard to […]

UN: Number of wildfires to keep rising ominously and governments are not prepared

UN: Number of wildfires to keep rising ominously and governments are not prepared

  NAIROBI: The number of wildfires will rise by 50% by 2100 and governments are not prepared, experts have warned. According to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal, climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of […]

Fighting climate change: Kyrgyzstan declares 2022 Year of Protection of Mountain Ecosystems and Climate Resilience

Fighting climate change: Kyrgyzstan declares 2022 Year of Protection of Mountain Ecosystems and Climate Resilience

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan is taking the fight against climate change to much higher levels by declaring 2022 the Year of Protection of Mountain Ecosystems and Climate Resilience. President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed the declaration decree in order to increase climate resilience, preserve natural heritage and celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development, Kabar News […]

Vietnam strongly commits to climate change response ahead of COP26

Vietnam strongly commits to climate change response ahead of COP26

By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: As one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, Vietnam is determined to respond to climate change with lots of activities and commitments being made by local authorities and people. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam on October 22 launched a news portal on […]

Kyrgyzstan launches process of national planning for adaptation to climate change

Kyrgyzstan launches process of national planning for adaptation to climate change

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva  BISHKEK: The Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Technical Control of the Kyrgyz Republic, together with UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic, launched the process of national climate change adaptation planning at a round table in Bishkek. Climate warming will contribute to the increase of such adverse effects as reduced water resources and drought, […]

Rise of Eco-cities:  An Asian model of sustainable development

Rise of Eco-cities:  An Asian model of sustainable development

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE:  The search for an Asian eco-culture is in line with the international discourse on a new global ethical agenda for the New Millennium, focusing on religion, language, values and rights of minorities and indigenous people. It is marked by out-of-the-box thinking that embraces both […]

Global climate change – Opportunities and limitations-II

Global climate change – Opportunities and limitations-II

By Dr. Hassan Humeida Kiel, Germany KIEL: With extreme climatic change due to global warming and extreme average temperatures, there are shifts in the seasonal cultivation times of many products, such as rice, corn, wheat, coffee, tea and other products. All these factors together contribute to the fact that the global food situation is changing for […]

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