|GLOBALISATION AND THE SUFFICIENCY ECONOMY
|Tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world’s longest reigning monarch
The bedrock of sustainable development - greater education and awareness of human rights,
combined with greater opportunities, provide a way forward for the world recovering from the
economic shocks, notes Gwi-Yeop Son, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident
Representative in Thailand. PAGE 14
Energy Efficiency 52
|THE LOWEST HANGING FRUIT
Michael Nobel, Chairman of Nobel Charitable Trust The great-grand
nephew of Sir Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, calls energy
efficiency the lowest hanging fruit to obtain real savings in traditional energy expenditure.
ENTER THE GREEN ERA 50
The era of
clean and sustainable energy has set in, thanks to growing awareness of
environmental impact of fossil fuels, the ever-present threats to
energy security – be it market volatility, outbreak of war, natural
disasters, eventual depletion of the resources and increasing demand
for energy to support economies.
Asean Environment 34
|GREEN FOR GOOD
IT holds significant growth potential as it not only entails energy
savings across different businesses and industries, but reduces
resource consumption and the proper disposal of e-wastes, writes Lena
Ng, Assistant Director of the Infocomm Technology (ICT) Division,
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.
|Dialogue in the Green Era 55
|UNIVERSITIES AS FACILITATORS
of higher learning are the ideal platforms to initiate the beginnings
of this change. These institutions have an important role in
sustainable development efforts, and especially in addressing climate
change, disaster mitigation, challenges in post confict countries,
etc., writes Said Irandoust, President, Asian Institute of Technology.
|Beyond Asean 62
PAIN-STAKING BUT WORTH-SIGNING
Long-awaited free trade pact between the ten-nation Asean and India is finally in place. Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, calling it a historic development that will open new opportunities and new pathways, is now looking forward to a comprehensive trade pact to include services and investment, talks on which could start as early as October this year.
|Asean Talk 46
|Asean Economic Community
IS THE BLOC READY ?
has kept its integration scheduled for 2015. Yet the trade bloc and its
member governments need to ensure the complaints and concerns are
addressed, necessary readjustments made, and take into account the
expectations on the part of non-Asean investors and trade partners.
|Asean Marketing 66
|THE ABC RULE OF PROSPECTING
do you expect to increase your income consistently, if what you are
doing right now to generate business is the same approach used by the
masses? Globally renowned marketing guru Mark McClure shows you how.
|Asean Summit 48
|HARD TIMES FOR THE HOST
it comes to taking the annual chairmanship of the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations, few governments in the 10-nation Asean have had to take as much trouble as Thailand, particularly in holding meetings both regional and international.
|Asean Auto 78
|CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER
Car manufacturers in Asean are getting more and more impatient waiting for the economic turnaround. More than a few of them are already stepping on the gas, injecting new investment and ramping up production.
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