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  • New multi-million dollar 'Global Platform for Sustainable Cities'

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    A UNIDO delegation comprising director Mr. Pradeep Monga and project managers from the Department of Energy met with city leaders from around the world in Singapore  for the launch of the ‘Global Platform for Sustainable Cities’, or GPSC, which is part of an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that is expected to mobilize up to $1.5 billion over the next five years for urban sustainability programs in 11 developing countries, including Brazil, Cote D’Ivoire, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, and Vietnam.

  • Electro-Disinfection Technology for Ballast Water Treatment

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    Ballast water is an essential component for the stability of the vessels during voyage. Ballast water is taken in from the source port when the ship does not carry cargo and subsequently de-ballasted at the destination port when the cargo is taken in. A wide variety of marine organisms are transported from one place to another through the ship’s ballast water. The only ballast water management option so far is ballast water exchange at mid ocean. This process is neither efficient nor safe.

  • Cellulose Aerogels from Recycled Waste

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    Technology Overview: Aerogels have gained popularity in recent years with the total global aerogel market expected to grow at a very high rate of 19.3 % from 2012 to 2017 and projected to reach global revenues of $332.2 million by 2017.

  • Deploying Renewables in Southeast Asia: Trends and Potentials

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    This study is part of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) ongoing analysis of global renewable energy markets and policies, building on the key principles for effective policy design identified in "Deploying Renewables: Principles for Effective Policies" (2008). This paper examines the situation in 6 of the 10 countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In 2007, ASEAN-6 represented more than 95% of energy demand in southeast Asia.

  • International Gender and Trade Network: WTO Fifth Ministerial Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, September 10-14th, 2003 (Position Papers on Four WTO Issues)

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    The IGTN Advocacy Document for the 5th WTO Ministerial Meeting that was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003 focuses on these four issues and identifies critical advocacy positions for each of them. With regard to agriculture, the IGTN asserts that control over agriculture by states rather than the WTO would ensure that small-scale and subsistence farmers have control over farming and food supply; a particularly important concern for women around the world who are those responsible for ensuring household food security and managing family farms.

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Water Policy: Lessons from Singapore

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    According to this paper, Asian countries with large populations concentrated in coastal cities are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which can adversely affect water resources. Singapore has been hailed for its progressive water policies and practices, which were developed to overcome its natural resource disadvantage (limited resource base) and to achieve self-sufficiency.

  • The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review

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    This report, published by the Asian Development Bank, examines the economics of climate change in Southeast Asia. The report focuses on Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam in particular. It is found that the region is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its heavily populated coastal areas and its reliance on agriculture. Therefore, Southeast Asia will be required to undertake a relatively high proportion of adaptation measures.

  • Analyzers and control systems for tracking pollution

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    GVS offers the next level in environmental-protection services-providing real-time tracking and mapping of man-made and natural sources of air pollution. We provide clients with our patented and field-proven hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology. We also offer a comprehensive and modular air-pollution product suite which can easily be installed and integrated into the infrastructure of wireless base stations. The main product of the company is an online station which allows clients to monitor and track urban air pollution on a 24/7 basis.