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Young Thais battle seniority culture to raise climate awareness

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai organized Thailand’s first climate strike in March, more than half of the 50 people who showed up at the rally in Bangkok were students at international schools and expatriates. The same day, Ralyn “Lilly” Satidtanasarn, then aged 11, and a group of fellow pupils submitted an […]

Youth climate strikes sweep Asia ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

MANILA, the Philippines – In 2013, Marinel Ubaldo was just 16 years old and Matarinaw, her seaside village in Eastern Samar, was paradise. She considered herself a simple barrio lass who found contentment in collecting seashells for decorative uses and sea cucumbers for dinner. Sometimes, she went out onto the Pacific Ocean along with his […]

Youths urged to adopt sustainability as a ‘core value’ to help Singapore’s green journey

SINGAPORE: Minister for National Development Desmond Lee on Friday (Aug 27) urged youths to adopt sustainability as a core value, such that it becomes a part of “what it means to be Singaporean”.

YTL Green Data Center Park launches in Johor, the First Integrated Data Center Park Powered by Solar Energy in Malaysia

SINGAPORE, April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — YTL Power International Berhad (“YTL Power”), through its subsidiary YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“YTL DC”) today announced the development of a 500MW data center campus in Johor, the first data center park in Malaysia to be powered by solar energy.

YTLP could expand power play in Singapore with Tuaspring acquisition

KUCHING: YTL Power International Bhd’s (YTLP) proposed acquisition of Hyflux’s Tuaspring 396MW CCGT power plant could bump up the company’s power capacity share in Singapore to 19.6 per cent from 15.6 per cent, currently, analysts observed.

Zamboanga suffers from lack of power supply

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Exasperated by the regular brownouts, Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar demanded the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) to pay up its overdue accounts to electricity supplier Western Mindanao Power Corp. (WMPC) to resolve the daily power outages. WMPC cut off the supply of electricity to Zamcelco — now under the management of Crown Investments […]

Zero-carbon’ app can transform Thai tourism, experts say

The mobile app, which was developed by a team comprising public and private organisations, elevates sustainable tourism by enabling businesses, communities, and tourists to calculate their own carbon emissions, said Supavadee Botiyaraj, chair of the tourism and creative economy planning subcommittee of the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office.

Zero-waste masterplan launched in Nee Soon East

For the first time in Singapore, a district is launching its own zero-waste masterplan, with a concrete timeline for eliminating or drastically reducing the use of products such as plastic straws. Announced by Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng on Saturday, the masterplan in Nee Soon East spans two years, with a focus on several […]

Zuraida plans to turn rubbish into ringgit

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has big plans to change the country’s waste management industry during her first term in office. Her idea, which was first mooted in Dewan Rakyat on April 2, will see a centralised waste park handling plastic waste recycling projects. Any plastic waste factories […]