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 …
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.…