Preserving, restoring or recycling traditional cultures and historic buildings can be a powerful asset to attract visitors and generate tourism revenues. This video presents how economic development can be balanced with the maintaining of cultural heritage and local traditions, in order to stimulate the tourism industry.
Future perspectives for energy in Southeast Asia
The development of Southeast Asia in the next 30 years will require a lot of energy. Yet, producing fossil fuels becomes challenging and clean renewable energy technologies are still in their infancy. A Bloomberg report presents how Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia manage these new issues to power up for the future.
Electric revolution of transport in the Philippines
The Philippines is revolutionizing its public transports, gradually implementing the use of electric vehicles in order to reduce pollution. The replacement of iconic “Jeepneys” and motorized tricycles aims at helping to clean the atmosphere for the Filipinos and fostering the development of new industries.
Overview of the clean technology sector in Asia
In a new series of reports on the rising Asian economies in industrially dynamic sectors, the Economist Intelligence Unit brings us a new survey of the state of clean technologies and energy in Asia. With analysis of the clean tech companies and sector, this report outlines the dynamism of the industry and highlights the opportunities to …
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A little push for Corporate Social Responsibility
The commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR – is an acknowledgement by companies that they are part of their social and natural ecosystem, and that they should protect it and help it thrive. Within its small means, ASEAN UP today takes a small step to foster CSR in ASEAN and further.
Challenges of healthier food in Asia
Improving the quality of food in Asia brings opportunities and issues for people, businesses and governments. This great report from the Economic Intelligence Unit dives into details about people’s health, food business profitability, public private partnerships… with examples from China, India and Australia.
Support the sustainable production of palm oil
The production of palm oil, widely used in the alimentary and cosmetic industries, heavily impacts the environment but also brings good revenues to the cultivators. To try and develop a sustainable production of palm oil, WWF created a label for environmental-friendly production and raises awareness, notably through this video.
Free online learning
Be it through the Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) that make all the hype nowadays, hard core technical skills or more relaxed “on-the-go” learning, here is a little overview of some of the best options to learn on your own online, depending on your style and your needs, for free.
Thailand welfare through contraception in the 70’s
TED talk by Mechai Viravaidya, “Mr Condom”, explaining how he engineered a population control for Thailand in the 1970’s to improve public health and raise standards of living for the Thais.