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Alley Awards – Apply for Green Economy Start Ups Award for Europeans

Alley Awards – Apply for Green Economy Start Ups Award for Europeans

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Start-ups and young entrepreneurs from all across Europe are invited to apply for the 2016 Green Alley Award by July 27, 2016. The Green Alley Award is looking for the best business models centred on the circular economy, resource conservation, and recycling. Founders can submit their ideas and concepts online at www.green-alley-award.com. The Green Alley Award is given once a year to entrepreneurs and start-ups of the circular economy, organized by a network of partners in the Circular Economy and European entrepreneurial scene. Green Alley, the initiator and circular economy investor, has been working with Seedmatch, Germany’s crowdfunding pioneer, since 2014. Additional partners include the London accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures for technology driven start-ups in environme
High VOCs Found in US Citizens Living Around Oil & Gas Fields

High VOCs Found in US Citizens Living Around Oil & Gas Fields

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A coalition of community and environmental health groups in the United States of America today released a first-of-its-kind research combining air monitoring methods with new biomonitoring techniques to determine if toxic air emissions from natural gas operations could be detected in the bodies of nearby residents. The study, entitled When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities, found evidence of eight hazardous chemicals emitted from Pavillion, Wyoming gas infrastructure in the urine of study participants. Many of these chemicals were present in the participants' bodies at concentrations far exceeding background averages in the U.S. population. "If your drinking water is contaminated with chemicals, you might be able to make do with anoth...
Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

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The European Union Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional conference on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation on Kathmandu, on May 26-27. The backdrop of the conference was the growing prevalence of natural disasters and increased vulnerability to climate change in South Asia. The conference was organized in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Centre for South Asian Studies, and DAI Europe. South Asia is one of the most vulnerable to natural disasters and to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the region is home to creative initiatives which can inspire the rest of the world. With new international commitments, such as the Paris Agreements signed on April 22 2016, there is renewed momentum...
Delhi Airport Wins International Safety Award

Delhi Airport Wins International Safety Award

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The International Safety Awards are given out by the British Safety Council under different sectors to identify and promote corporate houses which are health and safety champions. The nominees for the 2016 International Safety Awards included BSES and the Delhi Airport. The Delhi International Airport Limited has now won the International Safety Award 2016 under the Transport, distribution and storage category! Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of Trustees, and Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, announced the names of the organisations that were judged best at the 2016 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 6 May 2016. Those International Safety Award winning organisations that were considered by the panel of judg
Ingersoll Rand Issues Update On Its Global Climate Commitment

Ingersoll Rand Issues Update On Its Global Climate Commitment

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Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, recently announced key milestones towards its climate commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative. To date, the company's climate commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2 globally, which is equivalent to annual CO2 emissions from nearly 3,00,000 homes annual electricity use and more than 2.3 billion pounds of coal burned. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons. Speaking on this achievement Didier Teirlinck, executive vice president of the Ingersoll Rand climate segment noted, "We are pleased with the progress we have made toward our climate commitment including demonstrating a high level of trans...
BEPI and ZDHC Collaborate for Better Chemical Management

BEPI and ZDHC Collaborate for Better Chemical Management

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The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme have come together to work upon a systematic change in chemical management in the textile and footwear industry, a more efficient one. BEPI, an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), is a business-driven initiative supporting companies to improve the environmental performance of their global supply chains. The ZDHC Programme is focussed on harmonising standards across the textile and footwear supply chain by addressing proper chemicals management and promoting safer chemistries. As part of the collaborative efforts, BEPI has joined the ZDHC Programme as an Associate Contributor, to actively deliver the ZDHC mission, and roadmap in close collaboration
Expo 2016 Antalya Opens With World Class Ceremony

Expo 2016 Antalya Opens With World Class Ceremony

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Expo 2016 Antalya, an A1 International Horticultural Exhibition being hosted by Antalya, Turkey, was officially opened to the public on April 23, 2016 in a grand ceremony. The Expo is recognized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), an international organization dedicated to promoting horticultural producers and holding international garden / flora expositions worldwide. Horticulture, in layman terms, is a branch of agriculture that deals with production and marketing of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. The motto of the Expo 2016 is "A Green World for the Next Generation" to promote sustainable and green living in the world. President of the AIPH, Bernard Oosterom, congratulated Turkey on creating a spectacular Expo during his
Call for Application for Model ASEM, 6-10 July 2016, Mongolia

Call for Application for Model ASEM, 6-10 July 2016, Mongolia

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Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) is a not-for-profit, intergovernmental organisation which strengthens relations between Asia and Europe. ASEF invites youth to the 7th Model ASEM (Asia Europe Meeting Summit), unleash the negotiator in you and show that you are a consensus builder! The 7th Model ASEM is your opportunity to discover your diplomatic vein! What? The 7th Model ASEM is a 3-day youth conference and political simulation of the actual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit. Model ASEM is a platform for political debate and negotiation where over 150 participants from the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries have the possibility to experience first-hand Asia-Europe diplomacy through role-play exercises, practical trainings as well as meetings with the ASEM Leaders of today. Why...
29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra

29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra

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The days when conservation and technology could not be spoken of in one breath are passé. Information Communication Technology (ICT) today has some really amazing uses in the field of conserving biodiversity. Recently, a study conducted by Conservation International (CI), Indonesia, camera-trapped an impressive 29 animal species in North Sumatra. The cameras, placed at the Batang Gadis National Park (BNGP), significantly documented five endangered species- the Sumatran clouded leopard, the Sumatran tiger, the Sunda pangolin, the Asiatic wild dog and the Malayan Tapir- for over thirty days. Other documented animals include the four of the five Sumatran wild cat species, the endemic bronze-tail peacock pheasant and the Salvadori's pheasant. These results further support the list
BSES, Delhi Airport Shortlisted for International Safety Award

BSES, Delhi Airport Shortlisted for International Safety Award

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The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 58th year, celebrates organisations from around the world that have demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the scheme's independent judges, their commitment to preventing work-related injuries and ill health during the 2015 calendar year. The British Safety Council has published the names of organisations shortlisted for the Sector Awards of the International Safety Awards 2016. This year, 443 organisations achieved a pass or a higher achievement in the British Safety Council’s prestigious International Safety Award scheme. These results were announced on 10 March 2016. Of these winning organisations, 34 have been shortlisted by the panel of adjudicators as deserving candidates for the Sector Awards. These include BSES Yamuna Power