Comparison of countries' actions
Common in most countries:
Any new event or construction project would usually contain some green ideas. During an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Lim Siong Tiong, when the government or organisation selects a company for a project, those with a green focus are usually preferred over others, due to its relevance in today's society. With such competitiveness to have such focuses, nearly all new projects come with at least a tinge of greenology.
Unique about Beijing:
Beijing is probably the only city that has undergone a total clean-up and green transformation, besides just creating new green initiatives. This is probably due its previous problem of pollution, due to over-development and traffic.
Such a major event definitely changed the country for the better, but must this always be the case? Maybe yes, for now.
Many cities besides Beijing also impact the environment greatly, and although an entire clean-up may not be possible, they should, with the help of international organisations, reduce their emissions and energy use for the sake of their future generations. Though the measures taken were only temporary, they would definitely help in one way or another in the long run
When enough resources are gathered... maybe an entire clean-up could be considered...
Comparison with Singapore:
China makes use of the odd and even numbers of the vehicle number plates to ban cars from certain days of the week. This is a forced reduction of cars to reduce traffic jams and pollution. However, the public was unhappy and found ways to get around it, such as changing their plates or using 2 different cars. Singapore takes a different approach that instead imposes charges to discourage users from using roads at certain times.
Anything unique about your own country? Has your country organised any special green event or constructed any unique green building? Share your information here.
Many buildings in Singapore recently adopted a green roof feature, with trees or gardens at rooftops that can reduce loads on the building air conditioning.
May. 01, 2009