Here are a few companies from the Asia-Pacific region that are making progress towards the United Nations’ sustainability goals.
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Clichy-Batignolles, a new eco-district in Paris, has implemented a pneumatic waste collection system, an old-school technology that’s remarkably efficient.
Don’t toss those used tea bags after making your tea – there are all sorts of things you can do with them! From cleaning to freshening your breath…
The TripGo trip planning app not only gives you routes and maps, but lets you know which transportation options are most efficient for that trip.
Cleaning up wastewater from coffee processing not only prevents water pollution, but also creates biogas that would otherwise be emitted as methane.
Europe has led the solar power revolution for quite some time, but now Asia, and China particularly, have captured the top spot for solar development.
New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013.
Earth Policy Institute reports on the growth of bike share programs. From their humble origins in Northern Europe, the bike share has become an available form of alternative urban transportation in much of the developed world.
By Lester R. Brown For almost as long as I can remember we have been saying that the United States, with 5 percent of the world’s people, consumes a third or more of the earth’s resources. That was true. It is no longer true. Today China consumes more basic resources than the United States does. […]
Last week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization released a report which described the current upswing of global food prices (see chart above). They characterized it as a “polite warning” of things to come in an era of climate change. This rise is reminiscent of the 2007/8 food-price spike. That phenomenon raised American food […]
Yep, moving a little slowly… I blame it on last week’s heat wave (which has finally ended). Fortunately, our friends at Cleantechies were right on the mark (and, in fairness, they had cool, pleasant weather), and got Friday’s Green Business Blog Carnival published right on schedule. Edition #10 was a little light (I’m blaming that […]
by Lester R. Brown In April 2005, the World Food Programme and the Chinese government jointly announced that food aid shipments to China would stop at the end of the year. For a country where a generation ago hundreds of millions of people were chronically hungry, this was a landmark achievement. Not only has China […]
By Lester R. Brown In early December 2004, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo “ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides, triggered by rampant deforestation, killed nearly 340 people,” according to news reports. Fifteen years earlier, in 1989, the government of Thailand announced a nationwide ban on […]