The failure of China’s largest corporations to meet waste management and emissions reductions targets have given them the lowest score in a ranking of how companies report their environmental impact. Singapore companies also fare poorly while Hong Kong firms top the list.
Companies from the world’s second-largest economy rank the lowest among Asia’s most developed economies on how they report their environmental impact, research by a United Kingdom-based financial markets data provider has revealed.
tuoitre – Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 14:05 GMT+7
Vietnamese people’s proficiency in using English has fallen for the third year in a row to reach the lowest point since 2015, according to the 2019 English Proficiency Index compiled by the global education firm Education First (EF).
Vietnamese’ English skills improved from “very low” to “low” between 2011 and 2014, before maintaining a “moderate” proficiency level between 2015 and 2018, according to the annual EF report.
People from abroad bring brains and energy, but there’s always the risk of a backlash.
By Michelle Jamrisko, Jason Clenfield, Sandrine Rastello, and Matthew Bristow
From New Economy Forum
Governments the world over are grappling with how to make immigration work for their economies without fanning political flames. Nativism helped crystallize support for Brexit in the U.K. and almost cost German Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term. President Trump says the U.S. immigration system is “broken”—and while some of his opponents may grudgingly agree with that, there is little common ground on how to repair it.
HÀ NỘI — An area measuring 37ha at Biên Hòa airbase was handed over to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for a dioxin clean-up project at Biên Hòa Airport in Đồng Nai Province, the most contaminated spot in the country.
USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, US Ambassador to Việt Nam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Vice Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, and USAID-Việt Nam Mission Director Michael Greene attended the handover ceremony at the Việt Nam Ministry of National Defence’s headquarters in Hà Nội on Friday morning.
Hanoi’s first metro line, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong route, has begun a 20-day commercial operation run for inspection purposes.
The trial will check all aspects or the line’s operations, from functioning stations with staff on duty at operation rooms and ticket booths. Electronic signs and loudspeakers are turned on to instruct metro commuters. Six to nine trains will operate on the route.
Hanoi, 24 October 2019 – The Mekong Delta is one of the most vulnerable deltas to climate change, particularly sea level rise. However, the social and economic developments in the region also have a significant impact on the land. Urbanisation, land-use transformation, intensification of economic activities and human protection against natural disasters has led to the large-scale extraction of fresh groundwater, heavy loading of infrastructure, upstream dykes and dam construction as well as loss of habitat and biodiversity.
Wind energy could cover more than one third of global power needs in 2050 reducing global carbon emissions by a quarter, new IRENA report finds
Beijing, China, 21 October 2019 – Asia could grow its share of installed capacity for onshore wind from 230 Gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. By that time, the region would become a global leader in wind, accounting for more than 50 per cent of all onshore and over 60 per cent of all offshore wind capacity installed globally.