Cleaning up the economy

By Anchalee Kongrut Workers check on solar panels in Chuzhou in Anhui province of China. China is committing US$361 billion to renewable power generation by 2020. Photo Caption:China Daily via Reuters Increasing strains placed on resources and the environment will compel Asia to join the global drive toward cleaner and sustainable...

GIZ CLIMATE ROADMAP 2017-2021

By Evelyn Añago Climate change poses the most pressing threat to the world today, according to the 2017 Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum. GIZ is positioning itself strategically to be at the forefront of global action against climate change, especially because the German government and other commissioning...

SNRD Asia and TUEWAS Annual Face-to-Face Steering Group Meeting concluded and set in motion preparation for 2018 Joint Conference

Bangkok, 19-21 June 2017 Taking stock of lesson-learned and strategically getting things moving are key takeaways of the recently concluded SNRD Asia and TUEWAS Annual Face-to-Face Steering Group Meeting. Convened on 19-21 June in Bangkok, steering group members of both, SNRD Asia and TUEWAS, discussed main issues concerning the two...

All thing TUEWAS is now under your fingertips with the launch of the new website!

When it comes down to providing seamless support for members of the network stationed across the region, the Sector Network Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia (TUEWAS) Secretariat is constantly on the look-out for room for improvement. In our latest effort, the first exclusive TUEWAS online platform has been...

World Environment Day 5 June

View of Lake Bunyonyi from a nearby hilltop (Kabale, Uganda - 2016). UN Photo/MjG Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race...

World Bank Conference Discusses Role of Land Tenure in Sustainable Development

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2017 convened under the theme, ‘Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach,’ from 20-24 March in Washington DC, US. The event addressed, among other issues, the role of land rights for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Participants highlighted the fundamental importance...

Thailand and Germany Jointly Celebrate 60 Years of Successful Cooperation for Sustainable Development

From left to right: Mr. Hagen Dirksen, Honorary consul of Germany for northern Thailand Dr. Peer Gebauer, Minister Deputy Head of Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to Thailand Mr. Peter Prügel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Thailand Mrs. Suphatra  Srimaitreephithak, Director – General of Thailand International Cooperation Agency...

SNRD Asia Window to the World!

That digital change can’t be stopped, but that today we are still in a position to shape it. -Sabine Müller, head of the Sectoral Department, GIZ The Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development (SNRD) Asia  has been making a progress on the digital front over the past year with the launch...