Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meeting on August 2 within the framework of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings in Singapore. They also agreed to bolster cooperation in agriculture, tourism, culture, transport, businesses, and health care. Joint activities proposed at the meeting included building a joint data centre at Nalanda University in India, a conference on rice germplasm, training activities, tourism promotion, and MGC trade fairs. The MGC Ministerial Meeting also recognised India’s wish to cooperate with the Mekong River Commission, particularly in sharing experience in collecting water resources data, and the proposal to organise the first meeting on management and sustainable use of water resources in New Delhi this year. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh stressed that the two sides’ cooperation potential remains huge. He … [Read more...] about Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management
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CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2018--The environmental employment sector is an important component of the Canadian economy. ECO Canada recently released a series of research findings demonstrating that this sector is projected to grow steadily and rapidly. Between 2015 and 2024, the core environmental workforce is projected to grow by 90,000 jobs.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180502005430/en/(Graphic: Business Wire)Canada currently counts on 364,000 environmental professionals who combine knowledge, skills and experience to function at an elevated level in job duties that relate to environmental protection, natural resource management or sustainability. In the coming years, the environmental workforce is projected to grow by 24%, bringing the total workers involved in the sector to 464,000 by 2024.ECO Canada’s research findings also indicate that 22% of the environmental workforce is … [Read more...] about 90,000 Additional Jobs Expected To Be Created By 2024 In The Environmental Sector
Foxconn Technology Group is being enticed to come to Wisconsin with numerous regulatory waivers, raising concerns from environmentalists who are wary of the company's reputation in China, where it has been accused of polluting rivers. The Taiwan-based company best known for manufacturing Apple products insists that its new plant won't damage the environment. Regulators say they're simply streamlining the process for the company to set up shop, while still policing its activities. But this being Foxconn's first plant in the U.S., the assurances from the company and its supporters have done little to quell worries about the long-term impacts to wetlands and the state's waterways. Foxconn would be producing liquid crystal display panels, or LCDs, for computers, televisions and other devices. Making LCDs requires heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, chromium, zinc and copper, said Peter Adriaens, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. But companies in China … [Read more...] about What are the environmental concerns surrounding the Wisconsin Foxconn plant?
The two sídes vowed to combat environmental issues by joining hands At the forum, Ha particularly appreciated the support of the Korean Ministry of Environment as well as Korean businesses in environmental protection. Ha said he expects the forum could further detail the contents of the joint statement made by the two countries’ top leaders during a recent visit to Vietnam by Korean President Moon Jae-In, helping to propel the friendship and cooperative relations between the governments and the people of the two countries. “With this significance, I expect that at today’s forum the state management agencies, research institutes, environmental protection associations, and businesses in our two countries will become proactive in exchanging information and management experience, promoting technology transfer, and proposing feasible and concrete cooperative projects in the fields of mutual concern,” Ha stressed. Cooperation in environmental protection … [Read more...] about Korea and Vietnam sign MoU on comprehensive environmental cooperation
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The boom in New Mexico’s oil patch is pumping up state revenue and economic development in Lea and Eddy counties, but it’s also raising many red flags for environmental organizations.Activists say the unprecedented level of investment and activity flooding into southeastern New Mexico, which elevated the state last year to third-largest oil producer in the nation, foreshadows long-term environmental problems unless balanced development plans and firm regulations are in place to protect natural resources. That includes better control of methane emissions, plus efforts to protect water, vegetation and wildlife against overzealous development and industrial accidents such as oil spills.Government and industry say they’re working diligently to protect … [Read more...] about Drilling boom sparks environmental worries