‘Green’ ESG funds outperform S&P benchmark

Nine of the 10 largest US mutual and exchange traded ESG funds outperformed the benchmark Vanguard…

Pandemic and environmentalists put pressure on New Silk Road

Governments want China to restructure, delay repayments or forgive tens of billions of dollars of loans…

India and China take their marks for electric car race

India’s most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric…

Turkey’s renewable energy sector leads the way as green investment in Eastern Europe set to hit $665bn by 2030 – IFC

Renewable Energy: Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Serbia are on track to attract $665bn in ‘climate-smart’ investment…

Malaysian government gives green light for $58bn Forest City development

Malaysia’s Department of Environment has approved plans for the construction of  the Forest City  luxury housing project…

Sri Lanka gives China green light to build giant ‘port city’ in Colombo

Sri Lanka has granted China  permission to build a vast ‘port city’ in Colombo on reclaimed…

Cotton, electricity and the Aral Sea: The troubled waters of Central Asia

Fed by the melting glaciers of the Tian Shan and Pamir Mountain ranges on Kyrgyzstan’s and…

$4.3bn earmarked to save Aral Sea

Uzbekistan’s government has announced that $4.3bn  is to be spent over the next three years to…

Aral Sea environmental recovery programme set at $3bn

Aral Sea: The Uzbek government has approved a list of 31 projects  aimed at mitigating the the consequences…

“Arctic Chernobyl” warning about sunken Russian nuclear subs

“Arctic Chernobyl”: There are approximately 17,000 containers of nuclear waste, 19 rusting Soviet nuclear ships and 14…

Buryata gets loan for Lake Baikal clean-up

Lake Baikal clean-up: The Republic of Buryatia is to get an RUB290m loan to help it in…

Lamor Corporation to open offices in Baku

Finnish oil spill recovery specialists the Lamor Corporation is planning to open up offices in Baku, it…

Aral Sea water project to get more World Bank funding

Aral Sea water project:  The World Bank’s  Central Asian Regional Director Saroj Kumar Jha Kazakhstan’s Vice-Minister of Environment…

Meteor-M meteorological satellite launch a sucess

Meteor-M meteorological satellite: A Soyuz 2.1b carrier rocket has successfully sent a next-generation Russian meteorological satellite and six smaller satellites into…

Aral Sea environmental disaster becomes tourist attraction

Aral Sea environmental disaster:  While it is probably one of the world’s worst man-made ecological disasters,…