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12 June, 2012

Key issues facing Rio+20 By MARTIN KHOR

There will be no major breakthroughs in tackling global crises at Rio+20 but it can still be a success if the leaders can agree to reaffirm old commitments and launch some modest initiatives.

THIS week, up to 100,000 people are streaming into Rio de Janeiro for the year’s biggest international event – the UN Conference on Sustainable Development to be held on June 13-22.

It is more popularly known as the Rio+20 Summit, to commemorate the landmark Earth Summit of 1992, which placed the environmental crisis into the mainstream of political life.

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12 June, 2012

Persistent problems in discussion Rio+20

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SINCE the world’s first big environment conference in 1972, green issues have become woven into the political agenda and into consumer consciousness. But as this snapshot shows, few problems have been resolved and some are worsening fast.

> Ozone protection: The 1987 UN Montreal Protocol outlawed chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases that erode Earth’s ozone layer, which protects the planet from cancer-causing solar rays.

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12 June, 2012

Avoid using air-conditioners at home to reduce power usage

I read with interest the story “Green developers to be rewarded” inStarMetro recently. Thank you for championing environment-related issues.

I am glad that the country has a renewable energy policy and a small renewable energy power programme since 2001, although development has been slow. Everyone has a role to play in the pursuit of a sustainable future.

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6 June, 2012

Geran ‘Selangorku’ RM5 Juta Diperuntuk Pelihara Alam Sekitar

PETALING JAYA 5 JUN : Kerajaan Negeri Selangor memperuntukkan RM5 juta dalam ‘Geran Selangorku’ pada tahun ini bagi melaksanakan pemeliharaan dan aktiviti penjagaan alam sekitar di negeri ini.

Exco Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar, Elizabeth Wong berkata, geran alam sekitar diberi kepada badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) dan persatuan-persatuan dalam melaksanakan program yang dirancang berkaitan alam sekitar.

“Jadi fasa pertama, Kerajaan Negeri telah memberi lebih RM250,000 kepada NGO-NGO terbabit.

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1 June, 2012

The Rio+20 Earth Summit 2012 – Podcast on BFM

At the Rio+20 Conference this June, everyone from world leaders to NGOs will come together to discuss how to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.

Yin Shao Loong, who attended the conference 10 years ago as Facilitator of the NGO caucus, will talk about his experiences there and after, while sharing his thoughts on the upcoming summit and what he thinks it will achieve.

Duration: 28m 10s   Filesize: 19.35 Mb

1 June, 2012

New international initiative on peat and climate change mitigation


International initiative on peat and climate change mitigation

Peatlands store tremendous amounts of carbon. However, when they are drained and used – mainly for agriculture, grazing and forestry – peatlands become significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Peatlands drainage and peat fires are responsible for almost one-quarter of carbon emissions from the land use sector. 

To address this situation, FAO and Wetlands International have launched the global ‘Organic soils and peatlands climate change mitigation initiative’.  The Initiative is an informal network of organizations and people committed to reducing emissions from peatlands and safeguarding the other vital ecosystem services peatlands provide.

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24 May, 2012

International Day for Biological Diversity – Selangor State Celebration

International Day for Biologival Diversity Celebration – Selangor State Government
Date: 26th May 2012
Time: 8am – 2pm
Venue: Taman Desa Bukit Bujang, Kuala Kubu Bharu
FB Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/232621546852483/?context=create

The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity.

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21 May, 2012

CETDEM Climate Change Seminar 2012 – 5 June 2012

The CETDEM Climate Change Seminar 2012 is just around the corner.


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CETDEM is organising the 2012 edition of the Climate Change Seminar with the title “ADAPTATION OR MITIGATION – DO WE HAVE A CHOICE?”.

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17 May, 2012

Rehda walks the talk with new green headquarters

  • Eco-features include passive ventilation, and energy and water conservation
  • Block wall a natural ventilation wall system and second skin to the building

 

The new Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda) headquarters, with a gross floor area of 3,626 sq m, was developed on its original site in Kelana Jaya, a suburb just outside Kuala Lumpur. The previous single-storey headquarters was demolished to make way for the organisation’s expansion.

The double-skin external walls (left) reduce heat penetration from direct sunlight into the building and allow for cross ventilation (photo credit: Rehda)

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14 May, 2012

Bracing for tough climate talks

GLOBAL TRENDS By MARTIN KHOR

Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2012

With the climate situation seemingly deteriorating, the talks resuming in Bonn today after the Durban meeting last December will be closely monitored by the world public. The world’s future may depend on it.

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