Energy use is rising rapidly in emerging economies, especially those with strong export industries. The result is growing carbon emissions and soaring energy prices. That’s why energy efficiency is becoming ever more important – both to protect the climate and for companies’ bottom lines. In Thailand, local energy consultants, with international help, are helping companies streamline their production processes so that they use less energy without compromising on economic output. The Thai government is hoping to use the project as a model to promote more public consciousness about energy use. Bangkok wants to reduce carbon emissions in the industrial production sector by nearly 20 percent in the coming years.
Indonesia's rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. In southern Sumatra environmentalists are trying to save 24,000 hectares of peat land forests. These are particularly important because their soil stores vast amounts of carbon dioxide.
Deutsche Welle link: http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,5264686,00.html