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17 January 2017

Singapore scores 2nd place in Arcadis Global Cities Index

Arcadis_logoThe 2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index ranks 100 global cities on three dimensions, or pillars, of sustainability: People, Planet and Profit. These represent social, environmental and economic sustainability to offer an indicative picture of the health and wealth of cities for the present and the future. Singapore it is the top ranked city in Asia, and scores second globally only after Zurich. A number of sustainability initiatives are committed to and currently under development which will proactively help Singapore to address challenges, to continue to evolve and remain competitive.

More background and the full report can found at https://www.arcadis.com/en/global/our-perspectives/sustainable-cities-index-2016.

10 January 2017

KLM is adding 7 new KLM destinations in Europe

klm_st_cmyk_nOn commencement of the 2017 summer schedule, KLM is adding 7 new KLM destinations in Europe. Great news for members who’d want to connect from Amsterdam to some new European holiday destinations. KLM will offer 82 destinations from Amsterdam. 

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its network to include seven new European destinations, three of which at the peak of the summer season. The KLM network will be expanded by new daily flights to Gdansk (Poland), Graz (Austria), Porto (Portugal) and Malaga (Spain). The three new seasonal destinations of Split (Croatia), Cagliari and Catania (Italy) will be served at the weekend during the early and late season, and daily in July and Augustus.

http://news.klm.com/seven-new-klm-destinations-in-europe/

 

21 December 2016

Report of the Circular Economy for the Built Environment Sector

The National Environment Agency (NEA), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Zero Waste SG and Accenture Strategy came together to organize the inaugural Circular Economy Workshop for the Built Environment Sector. You can download the report of the workshop here. circular-economy-in-the-built-environment

5 December 2016

Jet Airways introduces first class service on Delhi – Amsterdam route

eap-and-ja-brand-mark_2015-01_light-background~ Deployment of B777 to significantly enhance service experience and increase capacity on the route ~ 

 

Delhi, December 01, 2016: Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, is set to upgrade its service offering on its Delhi – Amsterdam route with the introduction of First Class suites to the existing product offering. The airline had recently announced the introduction of its B777-300ER service between Mumbai–Amsterdam.

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5 December 2016

DSM: The Ocean Cleanup

dsm_masterlogoWith conventional methods it would take 79,000 years to clean the ocean

Boyan Slat noticed there were more plastic bags than fish in the water around him. So, at the age of 16, he instigated the Ocean Cleanup, an enormous – but absolutely vital – effort to rid our ocean of plastic.

Slat’s foundation has developed a prototype floating barrier system that uses the ocean’s natural currents to round up and concentrate plastic waste, vastly reducing the theoretical cleanup time.

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