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Chinese APC Group Expands into Africa

Global plantation giant, the APC Group — a group of associated companies that includes the award‐winning Asia Plantation Capital — has now widened its global corporate presence to include Africa Plantation Capital in Kenya, with a major acquisition of land for the creation of high value bamboo plantations. This new expansion is to facilitate the group’s major investment into a …

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Sands China Ready for Earth Hour 2016

8th consecutive year in support of global green initiative — part of Sands ECO360 degree commitment to sustainability. Sands China Ltd. properties will be lights out March 19 in support of Earth Hour. Starting at 8:30 p.m., exterior lights and non-essential indoor lights will be turned off for one hour at all Sands China properties — Sands® Macao, The Venetian® …

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Soil project seeks to soak up excess carbon

By Tania Rabesandratana – SciDev.Net France is leading a worldwide push to increase the amount of carbon locked in soils through better farming practices. Supporters of an initiative launched at the COP 21 summit say this would limit global warming by removing carbon from the atmosphere, while also increasing the range and amount of food farmers produce by improving soil …

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Richer nations dominate sustainability science tie-ups

Sustainability science is becoming increasingly collaborative and global, a recent report found, but researchers say cooperation between scientists from the North and South remains scarce and unbalanced. Publication and citation data show that North-South collaboration has increased for all countries between 2009 and 2013, says Coralie Bos, a coauthor of the report Sustainability science in a global landscape, produced by …

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The Global Sustainability Initiative

The Global Sustainability Initiative (“GSI”), an innovative global impact investment project, joins the fight against climate change with the creation of a safe economic model for the sustainable production and consumption of food, water and energy in disadvantaged regions of the world with an initial focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Mayo County Council Cathaoirleach Damien Ryan and Mayo …

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Sands China and Clean the World Come Together for “One Project Day”

-Team members and community groups build 20,000 hygiene kits for charities and community centres Sands China Ltd. and Clean the World kicked off “One Project Day” Friday at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Expo Hall D. The initiative aims to build 20,000 hygiene kits which will be donated to charities and community organisations in Macao and other Asian countries. The event …

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APEC Introduces the First Low-carbon Demonstration Town Indicator System Based on Yujiapu Practice

As the first APEC Low-carbon Demonstration Town (LCDT), Yujiapu (YJP) Financial District in Tianjin, China released the first Low-carbon Demonstration Town Indicator System (LCDTIS) at the recent 47th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group meeting. Trusted and approved by all APEC members, the YJP LCDTIS not only provides guidance to low-carbon development in YJP, but also indicates that YJP financial …

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Trina Solar Announces Closing of Offering of 8,800,000 American Depositary Shares

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions and services, today announced that it closed the offering of 8,800,000 American Depositary Shares (the “ADSs”), each representing 50 ordinary shares of the Company, par value of US$0.00001 per share (the “ADS Offering”), at US$11.00 per ADS. Trina Solar received aggregate net …

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Clenergy to develop distributed PV market in Fujian, China

Clenergy, the clean energy investor and solar solution provider, recently officially announced that it has entered into an investment agreement with the Xiamen National Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship Center. The two partners will co-operate to develop and construct distributed generation solar projects in Fujian province. By fully leveraging their market resources and advantages in the government sector, the partners will establish a …

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Global and Chinese Activated Carbon Industry Report

Activated carbon as a kind of effective adsorbent finds wide application in water treatment, food & beverage, metallurgy, chemical, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. In 2013, the capacity of activated carbon across the globe outnumbered 2 million tons/a, as opposed to the demand approximating 1.3 million tons/a, which was an indicative of severe overcapacity. Thus, a grim situation to integrate or …

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