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Xi highlights local role in protecting environment

15-03-2019
China, Mongolia, environment

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the Inner Mongolia autonomous region to maintain its strategic focus on environmental protection and build an ecological shield for the country's northern border. The general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission made the remark while …

Editor’s pickBy seeking to integrate into the natural environment, La Cabañita questions interior and exterior spaces

08-10-2018
Integration, natural environment, interior and exterior spaces

Originally built in 1985 with a small cabin, the newer structure has been greatly expanded, exploring the sense of space with its architectural configuration. Built of metal, glass and wood, La Cabañita pays tribute to its environs, encouraging spontaneity and a connection to nature.   Architects: Paz Arquitectura Location: …

Editor’s pickOver 10,300 visitors and conference delegates from 46 countries at ABS 2018

08-10-2018
Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series, ArchXpo 2018, Smart Solutions, built environment industries, Singapore Facility Management Awards 2018, 11th Merlion Awards 2018

The Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series which was officially opened on 2 October 2018 by guest-of-honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo and Convention Centre, came to a close today with a rousing success. The massive three-day show which presented six key architectural and building …

ROSEBURG DEVELOPS SEVEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS

20-09-2018
Roseburg, EPDs, Environmental product declarations, wood products, environmental impact,

Roseburg Forest Products from the U.S. recently published its first verified Environmental Product Declarations, providing standardised and objective information about the lifecycle environmental impact of many of the company's wood products. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide consumers with transparent, product-specific …

Indonesian vice president criticises domestic players for forest exploitation

07-07-2016
Indonesia Vice President, Environment and Forestry Week, Jakarta, Jusuf Kalla, forest management

At the launch of Environment and Forestry Week in Jakarta, Indonesia’s Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, was severe in his criticism on Indonesia’s past forest management - commenting that the forests were exploited in the hope that poverty would be eliminated, but only a few prospered and the impact on the environment …