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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
Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

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Most of us have come across the phrase climate change. Environment enthusiasts, the world over, talk about it most of the time. Climate change came to the limelight yet again when Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned it in his Oscar speech at this year's Oscars! So, what is climate change all about? And why did Leonardo DiCaprio talk about it at the Oscars, an even that - on the surface of it - does not seem connected to climate change at all? Simply put, climate change is the change in the 'average weather conditions' of a region. For instance, the polar region has cold 'average weather conditions' and if these conditions suddenly start becoming warm, it would be termed as climate change. Climate change happens all the time, and may take millions of years to come over. But it is the aggr...
RB Pledges $1 Million Zika Relief Package to Fight the Virus

RB Pledges $1 Million Zika Relief Package to Fight the Virus

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The Zika outbreak is having a profound impact on many communities in the Americas and concerns of its spread are being felt around the world. Zika virus, believed to spread through the same mosquito which causes dengue, leads to microcephaly, a congenital defect that leaves babies with undersized heads and varying degrees of nerve damage. However, although there is still no conclusive evidence of the causal link between microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome and the Zika virus, there is enough concern to warrant immediate action. In response to the global call for urgently needed resources to fight the spread of the Zika virus, RB, the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company has announced a Zika Relief Package of $1 Million USD.  The Package consists of both cash an
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