Search results for: UNESCO

196 results

A list of search results

  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens have launched a $176 million rescue package to protect the Great Barrier Reef from mining. “The Great Barrier Reef is under pressure like never before with UNESCO warning the reef could be added to the international list of World Heritage sites in danger by next year,” Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said. […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The company driving the industrialisation of Queensland’s iconic Keppel Bay, the Mitchell Group, have been describing their new plans for the Fitzroy Terminal Project as “environmentally friendly with a unique new loading system.” The company trumpets its environmental credentials as a “new milestone” saying that under its new plan; “the berthing system for the large […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Dutch government’s NL Agency has awarded a contract for the provision of consultancy services for the Mekong Delta Plan in Vietnam to a consortium headed by consultancy and engineering firm DHV. Other members of the consortium include Royal Haskoning, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Deltares, RebelGroup and UNESCO-IHE. With its 17 million inhabitants, the […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s ‘fly-over’ of Abbot Point coal terminal by the Greens leader is symptomatic of a party blissfully remote from north Queenslanders and the reality of working alongside the Great Barrier Reef, according to Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche. ‘Senator Milne’s choice of Airlie Beach to launch a policy aimed at shutting down the […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Environmental crusader and Shine Lawyers ambassador Erin Brockovich has pushed the incoming Queensland Liberal-National Government to act to protect jobs and the environment when it comes to development affecting the Great Barrier Reef. Shine Lawyers’ case against the Gladstone Ports Corporation seeks to recognise the failure of the former Queensland Government and Gladstone Ports Corporation […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The ‘tipping point analysis’ approach developed by Deltares is due for introduction in Colombia. The South American country wants to be properly prepared for climate change in the future and for managing the impact on the water system. Policymakers can use the ‘tipping point analysis’ to decide in good time which investments are needed for […]

  • 29 July 2013

    ADPC has announced the next steps in its plans to support the growing cruise business at Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi. Figures for 2012/2013 show a total of 96 vessel calls and 155,000 passengers visited Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi last season. Increasing the cruise business to the city is one of Abu Dhabi’s main tourism-related targets […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    CARIS successfully held its 15th international user group conference in Brest, France during the week of June 2-5, 2014. CARIS 2014, which brought together CARIS users from all over the world, was the largest user conference to-date with approximately 170 delegates from 25 different countries and over 75 organizations in attendance. Delegates were engaged in […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council has launched a public awareness campaign to ‘set the record straight’ on the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the continuing prosperity of more than one million Queenslanders who live and work adjacent to it. Against a backdrop of the Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point coal terminals near Mackay, Queensland […]

  • 12 June 2013

    The Belize Natural History Centre at Chaa Creek has applauded a recent government decision to deny approval for a large cruise ship project in an environmentally sensitive area of Southern Belize, according to the Centre’s assistant manager Brion Young. Mr Young said that the decision sends a clear message that Belize is serious about protecting […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal formally launched the Bangladesh Delta Plan Formulation Project in Dhaka on 27 August 2014. The launching ceremony was organized by the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission of the Government of Bangladesh. In addition to representatives of various government ministries and agencies of Bangladesh, the Government of the Netherlands, […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef will remain one of the world’s best managed reefs through the Queensland Government’s draft Strategic Assessment of the Great Barrier Reef coastal zone. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, said the report assessed how the State’s planning, development, and coastal management processes identify and protect […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Chatham Rock Phosphate is appointing three new directors who will contribute valuable expertise and experience to the company in the run up to applying for a marine consent later this year and on-going financing of operations. They are senior Royal Boskalis executive Ko de Blaeij, marine mining entrepreneur Robert Goodden and eminent ocean scientist Dr […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef is in safe hands with the release of a report card showing a combined effort from both the Commonwealth and State Governments has improved the quality of water entering the reef catchment. The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013, released today by Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt […]