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Low-carbon, socially aware business models key to sustainable development

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today urged businesses to transform their enterprises into low-carbon operations that are environmentally sound and benefit communities in order to remain profitable and sustainable.

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Vietnam learns Japans low carbon experiences

A number of measures for the building of a low-carbon society in Vietnam were introduced by the Japan National Research Institute of Environment (JNRIE) at a seminar in Hanoi on April 18.

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  • Published: Mar 14th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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China Places Low-Carbon Growth, Green Development & Ecological Security At Front of Next Five-Year Plan

One quarter of its wind power may not be actually connected to the grid, but that doesn’t mean China’s green ambitions aren’t genuine–at least as the nation’s twelfth five-year plan has it. China Dialogue points out that building a low-carbon economy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and green development are front and center.

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  • Published: Mar 4th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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Sustainable and low carbon economic growth in Thailand

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  • Published: Nov 29th, 2010
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Indonesia’s forest protection plan at risk, says report

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Industrial interests are threatening to undermine Norway’s billion dollar partnership with Indonesia, potentially turning the forest conservation deal into a scheme that subsidizes conversion of rainforests and peatlands for oil palm and pulp and paper plantations, logging concessions, and energy production, claims a new report from Greenpeace.

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  • Published: Nov 22nd, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Organic agri law to hasten low carbon dev’t path

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Monetary transformation to combat climate change and advance low-carbon, climate-resilient development

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One important way to bring system change about is transforming the international monetary system which as glue binds the financial, economic and commercial systems together.

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Leapfrogging into a Carbon-Light Future: Grameen Shakti and Shidhulai

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Like millions of his countrymen living in coastal areas in low-lying Bangladesh, fisherman Faroukh Mia and his family are acutely at risk from rising sea levels. Theyre often portrayed by the worlds media as the helpless victims of a climate disaster waiting to happen. But thats just half the story. Theyre also entrepreneurs, exploiting new technology sold to them by one of Bangladeshs most dynamic businesses.

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  • Published: Jul 27th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Korea-Brunei Energy Forum with the theme “Towards Low Carbon”

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Demand for resources and subsequent threats to environmental quality call for Brunei Darussalam’s strong government commitment to a diverse economy, thus energy should be used efficiently. The Minister of Development says without proper management there will continue to be substantial impediments to the nation’s environmental, social and economic values and it’s long term development opportunities. Therefore, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi added, the country needs to produce and use energy much more efficiently, as it can lower costs and enhance economic competitiveness.

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  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Brazils road to a low carbon economy

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In recent years, a new phrase has entered the public consciousness

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  • Published: May 24th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Guyana’s president defends low carbon development model

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyanas President Bharrat Jagdeo says his countrys Low Carbon Development Strategy was crafted out of necessity. He was responding to recent statements by the main opposition party, the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) and the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) that the proposal is a

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  • Published: May 22nd, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Opinion: HK set for low-carbon development

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As the Environment Secretary, I must commend you for leading a timely mission to Hong Kong, on your way to the Mainland, for you have come to this part of the world at the right time and at the right place.

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  • Published: May 6th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Low-carbon economic success possible in Asia and the Pacific, UN official says

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  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2010
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Hong Kong poised to overtake China in low-carbon goals

Hong Kong has the opportunity to adopt or overshoot China’s target of reducing carbon intensity by 2020, according to a new report commissioned by international NGO The Climate Group.

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  • Published: Feb 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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NCSD, China CDM Fund Launch Low-Carbon Partnership

The National Center For Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the China CDM Fund have launched the China-U.S. Low Carbon Development Cooperation Program.

The objectives of the partnership are to improve global communities with examples of sustainable low-carbon development and to sponsor relevant comparative studies on policy, demonstration and scale-up of investment projects.

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Press Release: National Center for Sustainable Development and China CDM Fund to Promote Low Carbon Development

The United States National Center (NCSD) for Sustainable Development and the China CDM Fund have announced a partnership to promote low carbon development with the China-US Low Carbon Development Program.Â

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Press Release: The U.S. National Center for Sustainable Development and the China CDM Fund Join to Promote Low Carbon Development with the China-U.S. Low Carbon Development Cooperation Program.

WASHINGTON – (Business Wire) The first-of-its kind creative initiative and significant effort by the Government of China, for new non governmental cooperation between China and the U.S. on sustainable low carbon development was announced today. The National Center For Sustainable Development (

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Press Release: THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN COOPERATION WITH THE CHINA CDM FUND MANAGEMENT CE

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN COOPERATION WITH THE CHINA CDM FUND MANAGEMENT CENTER COMMIT TO COOPERATION ON LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT WITH THE LAUNCHING OF THE CHINA-U.S. LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROGRAM.

The NCSD Issues National Call to Action to Business, Industry and Government in the U.S. and China to step up efforts on bi-lateral practical Cooperation for a Sustainable Low Carbon Economy

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  • Published: Jan 23rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Kenya: Country at Carbon Crossroads, Says Report

Nairobi Kenya’s planned development path will more than double its carbon emissions unless efforts are taken to pursue low carbon development, according to an environmental think tank.

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  • Published: Jan 16th, 2010
  • Category: India
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Post COP, India Gears Up for a Low Carbon Economy

In keeping with the recently announced voluntary and unilateral targets to reduce the emissions intensity of its increasing GDP, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) of the Government of India has just put together an Expert Group with an objective of making India a Low Carbon Economy. Predicted to be one of the worst climate change affected regions in the near future, India has already gotten on its toes with the various Indian states putting together their Action Plans on tackling climate change and by taking the lead in calling for global cooperation on green technology.

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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China undertaking low-carbon development: official

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) — China is reconciling its traditional development and consumption patterns with low-carbon development so as to achieve ultimate harmony between humans and nature, a senior Chinese official said Tuesday.

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  • Published: Dec 25th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Quake-hit residents in Sichuan rebuild homes with “low carbon” reconstruction effort

CHENGDU, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — In a green valley of Guangyuan city in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, people are busily working to rebuild their homes, schools and hospitals, which were devastated during the May 12 earthquake last year.

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Low carbon development strategy not about politics

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The low carbon development strategy (LCDS) is not about political mileage, President Bharrat Jagdeo has declared, saying that it maps out measures that would have to be implemented in the long run as a result of the climate change threat.

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