Environment for development in South East Asia & Pacific
News, analysis, multimedia and resources, including facts & figures, about environment in South East Asia & Pacific, including climate change, energy and disasters.
Global Forum on Environment OECD
1-4-2020· The Global Forum on Environment* (GFENV) is a venue that brings together international experts from member and non-member economies to share experiences and explore common policy issues focusing principally on the environmental dimension of sustainable development and its linkages with economic and
Plastic waste Environment European Commission
The first-ever European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy adopted on January 2018 will transform the way plastic products are designed, used, produced and recycled in the EU. Better design of plastic products, higher plastic waste recycling rates, more and better quality recyclates will help boosting the market for recycled plastics.
Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics Trends
Plastics have become one of the most prolific materials on the planet: in 2015 we produced about 380 million tonnes of plastics globally, up from 2 million tonnes in the 1950s. Yet today only 15% of this plastic waste is collected and recycled into secondary plastics globally each year. This report looks at why this is the case and what we can do about it, as the pervasiveness of plastics is
Environmental problems in Argentina WWF
A census in 1914 revealed that Argentina had approximately 105 million ha of forest. Today, studies estimate a remaining 28 to 45 million ha. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), some 16,288,000 ha of Argentina’s forest cover have been lost between 1980 and 2000.
Environment News Headlines Reuters
China will look to ban ultra-thin plastic bags and agricultural-use plastic mulch, as well as other types of non-biodegradable plastic products, the country's state planning authority said in
The latest environment news from Reuters. SHANGHAI China will look to ban ultra-thin plastic bags and agricultural-use plastic mulch, El Niño-Southern Oscillation-neutral
Energy & Environment Reuters
26-10-2019· Comprehensive coverage of the energy industry and environment, including global oil and gas markets, policy changes impacting climate and the latest developments in solar and wind power. China
Environmental Protection Environmental Sustainability
We are committed to protect the environment, respect our neighbours, cause no harm to people, and help the world move towards a lower-carbon future. Climate change and energy transitions A key role for society and for Shell is to find ways to provide much more energy with less carbon dioxide.
Global Environment Plastic Decking Industry Market
The Environment Plastic Decking market revenue was xx.xx Million USD in 2013, grew to xx.xx Million USD in 2017, and will reach xx.xx Million USD in 2023, with a CAGR of x.x% during 2018-2023. Based on the Environment Plastic Decking industrial chain, this report mainly elaborate the definition, types, applications and major players of Environment Plastic Decking market in details.
Earth is becoming 'Planet Plastic' BBC News
The total amount of plastic ever produced is equivalent to the weight of a billion elephants. Europe (30%), China (25%), US to cover an entire country the size of Argentina.
Planet over Plastic: Addressing East Asia’s Growing
Singapore, June 8, 2018: Today is World Oceans Day, and the health of the oceans under threat. Eight million tons of plastics are dumped in the ocean each year that is about one truck of garbage per minute. The same research lists China, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam all in East Asia as countries dumping the most plastic waste.
Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem BBC News
Ellen MacArthur Guest Edits the June issue of National Geographic. Working in collaboration with Global Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg and the editorial team, twelve notable British figures, each
Trade and the environment OECD
9-4-2020· The expansion of global trade and the increasing integration of global value chains raise questions about how trade and the environment interact with each other. What are the effects of trade on the environment? And inversely, how can a changing natural environment (e.g.
» About Us The Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Plastic waste in the environment, particularly the ocean, is a serious global challenge that calls for swift action and strong leadership. Despite the many benefits plastics bring to people and communities around the world, including improvements in living standards, health, safety and sustainability, unmanaged plastic waste has become a global challenge.
Our Impact Stop Ocean Plastic & Reduce Poverty with
In partnership with Expo 2020, the Haiti Environment Education Program seeks to excite, educate and reward children for being agents of change in their community. Plastic Bank Ambassadors regularly visit local schools to promote environmental education to the next generation of leaders in Haiti.
Economy of Uruguay Wikipedia
The economy of Uruguay is characterized by an export-oriented agricultural sector and a well-educated work force, along with high levels of social spending. After averaging growth of 5% annually during 1996–98, Uruguay's economy suffered a major downturn in 1999–2002, stemming largely from the spillover effects of the economic problems of its large neighbors, Argentina and Brazil.
Electricity sector in Argentina Wikipedia
The electricity sector in Argentina constitutes the third largest power market in Latin America.  It relies mostly on thermal generation (60% of installed capacity) and hydropower generation (36%). The country still has a large untapped hydroelectric potential.
Home :: PlasticsEurope
Plastics and fashion are a perfect match, and that is nothing new. Initially used for their modernity, their practicality and elasticity soon became their most sought-after characteristics.
5 innovations that could end plastic waste GreenBiz
Plastic film can keep food fresher for longer, and wrappers ensure medical equipment is safe for patients. In many cases, it wouldn't be hygienic, convenient or feasible to go fully reusable. A number of initiatives also aim to tackle the impacts of the problem, from scooping plastics out of the ocean to collecting litter from beaches.
International policies to reduce plastic marine pollution
Plastics in the marine environment are widely recognized as a global issue. • Current international strategies and policies to reduce single-use plastics (plastic bags and microbeads) are reviewed. • Many nations have adopted policies (since 1991) to reduce single-use plastic bags. •
Home Plastics New Zealand
Plastics New Zealand is the country's leading industry association for plastics, who aim to advance plastics-based technologies in an sustainable manner.
Can the 'Great Green Wall' stop desertification in China
30-1-2018· China is one of the countries worst affected by desertification. As the Gobi Desert expands further south engulfing an average of 3,000 square kilometres every year entire communities are
OECD iLibrary OECD Environmental Outlook
The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 asks “What will the next four decades bring?” Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, it looks forward to the year 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment if the world does not adopt more ambitious green
UNEP UN Environment Programme
A healthy environment plays a key role in meeting many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With a little over 10 years left to meet the target date of 2030, the world will need to pick up the pace and put greater efforts in finding better solutions to pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss in order to truly transform societies and economies.
Go PVC-Free Greenpeace USA
In those cases where traditional materials cannot be used as a replacement, even chlorine-free plastics are preferable to PVC. As consumers increasingly demand PVC-free products, and as the environmental and health costs of PVC are recognized, practical alternatives are becoming more economically viable.
End Plastic Pollution Earth Day
Earth Day Network is changing human attitudes about and behavior toward plastics and reducing plastic pollution. The End Plastic Pollution campaign helps people understand the impacts of plastic pollution on human and ecosystem health and how everyday actions can lessen the problem.
Environment A&E Gütermann
In other countries, we are close to achieving the same. We also largely avoid plastic waste in our packaging. Where possible, we agree with our customers to avoid the use of any unnecessary packaging. An important step on the way to a sustainable textile industry is to reduce water consumption.
Climate change UNEP UN Environment Programme
Supporting the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future. Solutions such as reforestation, ecosystem protection and rewilding represent 30% of the opportunity to address climate change yet receive just 3% of the available funding.
Towards a Global Pact for the Environment
On 10 May 2018, the UN General Assembly (the Assembly) adopted, resolution 72/277 entitled “Towards a Global Pact for the Environment”. According to the resolution’s text, the Assembly decided to establish an ad hoc open‑ended working group to consider a technical and evidence-based report that identifies and assesses possible gaps in international environmental law and environment