Increased interest in sustainable tourism has seen increasing numbers of major companies and organisations buying into the startup culture – with big money grants to innovative operators
One of the biggest miners in the world and the fourth largest Australian corporation, BHP, is to “review its membership” of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the US Chamber of Commerce (USCC) and the World Coal Association (WCA).
Highlights of this year’s Responsible Tourism Awardees are among the best operators globally in ecotourism, community-based tourism, nature tourism, adventure tourism and sustainable destination.
A new sustainability standard for mountain area tourist destinations has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The new standard rating, called the Mountain IDEAL Standard, has been developed to address sustainability in mountain environments that are tourist destinations in both winter and summer seasons.
here has been plenty of controversy about the production of biofuels from plant sources, and the impact it has on food production and the environment. And recently, the blockage of sewage systems by waste fats has also been in the news. One smart Finnish company is applying its technology to both problems and making biofuels from food processing waste.
With a humble indigenous style opening ceremony, the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opened on Monday 6 November morning at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany. Governments are meeting to fast forward the implementation of the Paris Agreement’s goals. What can we expect from the world leaders this time? By Jovin Hurry, reporting live from Germany.
Researchers are discovering that younger city dwellers are moving away from car ownership towards more sustainable transport methods. One of the key drivers is the rapidly increasing use of bicycles, and expanding provision of bike-friendly infrastructure. Today, it’s cool to be a city biker.
Given Singapore’s capabilities in instituting judicious environmental regulations and embracing new technologies, it still lags behind in creating an economy that harnesses resources optimally while reducing wastage. Mallika Naguran reports on the discussions had during an MEM Alumni seminar on the circular economy.
An independent Swiss monitoring group has cast doubt on official greenhouse gas emission figures from at least two major nations. Problem for global emission control, climate change management. By Jeremy Torr.
Bangkok, 27 July 2017 – Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, supported by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), recognise the achievements of 28 separate organisations and individuals in sustainable tourism, heritage, culture, environmental management.
Hong Kong, 25 Jul 2017 The number of FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications in the Asia Pacific region has reached a record high number of 10,077, according to the facts and figures of FSC International released in July. T
20 July 2017, Thursday – The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) bestowed the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2017 to 12 engineering projects in healthcare, defence, manufacturing, chemical, energy and environmental industries.
Photovoltaic systems compared to other renewable energy sources have many merits, writes Mallika Naguran. Solar PV come out significantly better in terms of secondary impacts such as water use, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and social disturbance.