Bihar is all set to create history on Sunday (January 19) as around 4 crore people of the state would form a 16,351 km long human chain to promote Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's pro-environment conservation slogan of ‘Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali’ (water-life-greenery) and support the state government's decision to ban liquor and denounce the practice of dowry and child marriage. … [Read more...] about Bihar to form 16,351-km-long human chain to spread awareness about environment conservation
According to the World Bank’s Doing Business, Vietnam was ranked 70th among the 190 surveyed economies in 2019. The country came fifth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), after Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Brunei.Reforms tend to be sluggishAccording to Nguyen Minh Thao, head of the CIEM’s Business Environment and Competitiveness Committee, Vietnam’s business environment scores have been continuously improved but started to slow down in the past two years. Vietnam’s ranking recorded a positive improvement to 68th in 2017 from 82th in 2016, then moved back to the 69th in 2018 and stopped at 70th in 2019. … [Read more...] about Workshop seeks to improve Vietnam’s business environment
Social organizations propose to stop licensing new coal-fired thermopower projects Since the government is pursuing a consistent policy not to sacrifice the environment for economic development, coal-fired thermopower projects will no longer be developed. … [Read more...] about Energy Association asks PM to instruct provinces not to reject coal-fired power projects
“In one aspect, lots have happened that no one could have predicted,” Thunberg said. “This has sparked general awareness and a movement. All these many, many young people from many different places pushing together to form this alliance of movements. … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg Tells World to ‘Start Listening’ to Her Warnings of Climate Catastrophe
Deforestation In 2010, companies from around the world joined forces on a target to banish deforestation for palm oil from their supply chains permanently by 2020. That target looks far from being met, but at the Consumer Goods Forum in June in London the signatory companies will have to explain their progress and what they hope to do to improve their performance. Palm oil is one of the biggest drivers of deforestation, particularly in south-east Asia where wildlife ranging from the orangutan to the Sumatran elephant and rhino are being endangered. Consumers have the chance to make their views felt: nobody wants their grocery shopping to contribute to species loss, and there are ways to grow natural resources without causing ecological disaster. It is up to producer companies and retailers to make the difference. … [Read more...] about Oceans, biodiversity, deforestation: what’s on the climate agenda for 2020?