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[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:20
The economically active population in the Middle East is growing a lot faster than the other regions in the world. The Kuwaiti government has announced “Kuwait 2035”, which is a set of measures to boost the economy over the next 20 years through reducing on oil revenue and building the country as a hub for finance, trade and tourism in the region. Kuwait government has planned to build nine smart... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:36
Efficient buildings and public lighting; access to clean energy and water supplies; the ability to travel efficiently; a sense of safety and security - these are the prerequisites modern cities must fulfil to stay competitive and provide a decent quality of life for citizens. The 3rd Annual Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit delivers a programme that offers solutions to these... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:27
Sustain: The Australian Food Network is pleased to announce that the 2018 Urban Agriculture Forum will be held on the 23rd & 24th of February at The William Angliss Institute, Melbourne. The second UAF will build on this success, emphasising the role urban agriculture can play in creating more liveable cities and homes, and thereby contribute to meeting the global Sustainable Development... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:35
Cities around the world face many common challenges: not least in supporting the wellbeing of expanding populations, and economic and social resilience in the face of changing demographics, increasing inequality and connectivity. We will hear from those at the forefront of policy, thinking and practice about what makes a ‘liveable city’ in the 21st century, and how solutions are placed within a... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:24
More than 30,000 delegates and attendees from up to 175 countries are expected to visit Abu Dhabi for WFES 2018 Events including Solar Expo, Energy Efficiency Expo and Energy Storage and Batteries Expo will showcase innovative solutions WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world's top 'cleantech entrepreneurs with investors to encourage... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:44
Finds WB study on Bangladesh; rapid, unplanned urbanisation blamed for air, water pollution The country, especially its urban areas, is facing severe air and water pollution due to rapid and unplanned urbanisation, show the preliminary findings of a World Bank study. It is losing one percent (around Tk 20,000 crore) of the gross domestic product every year due to air pollution,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:31
Pakistan is a signatory to several international human rights conventions. The country has in its constitution a good set of fundamental rights. Yet, the human rights situation in Pakistan is deteriorating. All human rights are violated in Pakistan with impunity. Rights of women and children; access to justice; labour rights; rights to: housing, life and fair trial, education, safe drinking water... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:23
Nearly two years have passed since France’s then-foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, struck his gavel and declared: “The Paris agreement for the climate is accepted.” This week, President Emmanuel Macron and the French government will host world leaders and non-state actors for the One Planet Summit. The purpose of this gathering is to celebrate climate gains made since 2015, and to boost political... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:10
CAIRO: In Egypt’s eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past. The city will be complete with luxury hotels, upscale residential districts, a modern airport and a 345-meter tower, touted as Africa’s tallest. The work is being carried out about 45 km (28... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:05
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) board of directors recently approved more than $50 million in loans to help expand and improve urban water supply and sanitation services in four of Cambodia’s largest provincial cities. As part of the provincial water supply and sanitation project, the ADB will be administering a $10 million grant from the Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism to help... Read more

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