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12 Feb 2017 to 12 Feb 2017 | Marina Barrage, Singapore
EarthFest is having its second edition on February 12, 2017! Just like the first one, it has been designed to be sustainable, fun, and inspirational for all ages! Featuring a food fair of delicious international and new age planet-friendly foods, a farmer’s market of local businesses with sustainable products, an eco-carnival of engaging low carbon games, as well as other various opportunities like talks, screenings, etc, there will be something for everyone and all interests - all packaged in one of the most sustainable and beautiful venues in the world: Marina Barrage!
22 Feb 2017 to 24 Feb 2017 | Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Balikpapan, Indonesia
The World Ocean Summit, organized by the The Economist will take place from 22nd February to the 24th February 2017 at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort in Bali, Indonesia. The conference will cover areas like China and the ocean economy, Realising the ocean’s investment potential, Scaling the response to pollution and plastics and Investment principles for the ocean and many more.
07 Feb 2017 to 09 Feb 2017 | Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Through its Resolution IV/4, the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) held in September 2015 decided to initiate an intersessional process to prepare recommendations regarding the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 for consideration by ICCM5, expected to be held in 2020. ICCM4 decided that the intersessional process should include, in principle, two meetings before the third meeting of the SAICM Open-ended Working Group (OEWG3) (to be held in 2018 or early 2019) and another between OEWG3 and ICCM5. The first intersessional meeting is expected to focus in part on a discussion of an independent evaluation of SAICM for 2006-2015.
22 Feb 2017 to 24 Feb 2017 | Bali, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
This Economist event will be the fourth World Ocean Summit, and will discuss how to finance a sustainable ocean economy, including consideration of the types of investment frameworks and capital necessary to bring the blue economy to scale. The event will convene over 360 global leaders from government, industry, multilateral organizations, the scientific community, and civil society to address the risks and opportunities involved in pursuing a blue economy approach and showcase examples of businesses, governments, scientists and others who have successfully aligned economic activity with sustainable management of the oceans. Additional discussion topics include: the global demand for seafood over time; the economic case for addressing marine pollution; and areas for new investments in the ocean economy.
She used to be a fan of early mornings. The sound of the crow was a reminder that a new dawn was upon her. A day to let her shoes play with dew on the grass as she heads to school. Those were the days when she was woken up by the chirping of the birds.
As the trees were replaced by concrete in the property boom of Nairobi city, the things she loved most were swiftly sacrificed at the altar of development.10 years later, she finds herself in apartments that are walled by factories. What now wakes her up are the industry machines belching smoke and the loud honking of the matatus (Kenya’s famous public transport means) that ply her route to work.She not only has to contend with the ‘hazardous’ environment she lives in, she must also face the most brutal traffic jam in Nairobi. This road (Mombasa road) has had legendary traffic jams spanning for over 50 KM and lasting for days.
We are well aware of dust, smoke and the harmful hazards that are caused by pollution. It is very necessary to learn how to control air pollution because if we do not do then it is possible that air around us keeps on getting polluted. Outdoor pollution is one of the most important thing we are concerned about. But indoor air pollution is much more hazardous & cause dangerous health effects when compared to outdoor air pollution. The impacts of indoor air pollution on human health is much higher when compared to the impacts caused by outdoor air pollution. Sources say that nearly 3.5 million premature deaths occur every year due to indoor air pollution.
Ultimately a day might come when each one of us might be using oxygen cylinder to enjoy fresh air. This would add burden on our already high cost of living. Therefore, we should understand ways and means of air pollution control.
Most of us have seen the online images of trash washing up on beaches and overflowing landfills. Waste accumulation around the world has become a growing problem, and few countries anymore are turning a blind eye to its environmental destruction.The problem isn’t just an issue of space. It’s true that landfills have reached capacity around the world and we need to find new disposal sources. Another critical issue is the bacteria and gasses that this waste produces. Landfills are breeding grounds for methane, a greenhouse gas, and many areas of the world are generating these gasses at toxic rates.Fortunately, there is hope for some relief, implementing trash reduction strategies around the world (Cambodia), which will hopefully be modeled in some of our most populated areas.
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico revealed a challenge with the way scientific monitoring information is shared and stored.
At the time, the scientific records of monitoring efforts in the Gulf of Mexico was dispersed across many entities from universities, natural resource management agencies, private industries to non-governmental organizations. In most cases monitoring systems were developed independently, often narrowed to specific questions, such as how many oysters should be harvested and how many should be left in the water?
A New Democratic Party Member of Parliament is calling on the Canadian government to list microbeads, tiny plastic flakes used in cosmetics, as a potential toxic substance. Health Canada claims the beads are safe for use as an additive, but this MP says they pose a danger to the aquatic environment. Researchers are warning that microbeads and plastic debris of all sizes could be a bigger environmental problem for the Great Lakes than previously thought.
2009 | OECD
2011 | ISWA