The United Nations Center for Regional Development, UNCRD, began in 1971. This organization came about from an agreement between the United Nations and the Japanese government to promote sustainable development regionally for its communities. It works to deal with issues of globalization, decentralization and major environmental concerns.
One of the key aims is to enhance the visibility of the UNCRD as a center of excellence. However, there is much more to the arrangement than that.
It all starts with the idea of bringing key UN ideals and an international approach to the local communities.…
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an organization that brings together ten coastal countries in the region. Their shared goal is to aid the economic and social development of the region broadly, with each country working together. As of 2017, the chair of the ASEAN is the Philippines – having formerly been Laos.
It up to the Philippine government to take control on leading issues, one of which is the health and protection of the region’s oceans. ASEAN needs to lead the way on new measures for the conservation of these vital habitats. There are many threats to contend with, but also many potential solutions.
One of the many charms of this Southeast Asian region is the rich biodiversity of its vast oceans. However, this is increasingly under threat.
Part of the reason that the oceans are so important …
Air conditioning is a necessity in some parts of the world and not a luxury. There are regions of Asia Pacific struggling with the rising temperatures as the climate changes. Many major cities continue to rise with urbanization but lack the best HVAC solutions for tenants.
Many people in this region need a better, updated solution for their heating and cooling needs. Old-fashioned large build-in systems may not be the best choice anymore. Improved systems could transform apartment living for millions across the Asia Pacific. Tenants just need to know what is better to use. Did you know that for example, using small portable air conditioners in single rooms can consume far less electricity each month, according to CoolAndPortable.com, than running a large central A/C system all day long?…
Green energy is not a passing fad in the world. More and more families are interested in improving their carbon footprint, and solar power generation systems are an obvious first step. Solar power panels can be installed on rooftops for continues use or using solar power generators on an as-needed basis. Click the link to read more on the best backup solar generators, according to SolarGenerator.guide.
A clearer picture of the damage to the environment and the recent first-hand experiences of climate change via hurricanes help to deliver a further blow for fossil fuels and traditional energy supplies. Many countries have seen a divide between solar and grid energy for a while. The question is, is this divide irreparable with solar power finally winning? Or, is there still some fight left in these traditional utilities?…
Japan achieved significant economic growth and development in the 1960s. More important was Kitakyushu World Capital which became one of the largest industrial zones in the history of Japan.
The only challenge that faced the capital was air and water pollution. For instance, Dokai Bay was suffering from both domestic and industrial water pollution.
The pollution worsened with time and reached the point where Dokai Bay was labeled as the “Sea of Death.” However, research institutes, enterprises, residents and governmental agencies combined their effort in a move to curb the issue.
The city of Kitakyushu established the Environmental Pollution Control Bureau (EPCB) which today, is commonly known as the Environmental Bureau. This had taken place before the government formed the Environmental Agency.…
The increasing heat of the summer season, the overpopulation of major cities, and the hectic schedules of citizens means an increased need for consumer air conditioning.
There are growing concerns in the Asia Pacific region, where the A/C systems are starting to be more common, accessible, and necessary than ever before. There is a strong need for reliable air conditioning in the region, where it was once limited. This means a need to provide comfortable living conditions in the height of summer for the consumer housing market.
The ideal solution here is to provide the very best in green air conditioning solutions for rooms that require them, as described in CoolAndPortable.com’s buying guide, “How to Select the Best Portable Air Conditioner“. Ineffective, out-dated machines will make the problem considerably worse when it comes to power wasted and chemicals …
Global warming is “global” for a reason. While there is sometimes a tendency to focus in on the bigger stories, or the effects that hit close to home, this is multinational. Every sea is heating up and rising. Every region is struggling with sustainability and urbanization.
Species are disappearing on every continent. The region of Southeast Asia is no different. This biologically diverse, beautiful area is now struggling with issues of increased pollution, poor resource management, and species and habitat loss.
Southeast Asia is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking regions in the world. However, given the tropical climate of the area, it is also among the hottest regions in the world.
For example, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia temperatures during the day can reach 35 degree Celsius while in Chuping (which is in the northernmost state) temperatures have even reached 40 degree Celsius on some occasions.
On the other hand, the World Meteorological Organization named Bangkok, Thailand the hottest city in the world in 2016. The situation is further compounded by the fact that it is humid and temperatures are high all through the year except later January and early February when they drop a bit.
What’s more, temperatures remain high even in the night. This heat is bound to worry anyone with intentions to visit or even live in …