Syrian refugee children have been making clothes for British shoppers, an undercover BBC investigation has found. Panorama investigated factories in Turkey and found children had been working on clothes for Marks and Spencer and the online retailer Asos. Adult refugees were also found working illegally on Zara and Mango jeans. All the brands say they carefully monitor their supply chains and do not tolerate the exploitation of refugees or children.CENTRAL ASIA
According to the MoU, the two partners will explore ways to promote energy efficiency in the gas sector, EBRD said in a release. A more efficient use of energy and reduced losses will strengthen energy security and help Kazakhstan cut greenhouse gas emissions.SOUTH ASIA
Looking to the future of global climate policy, it is critical to keep an eye on India, which is the worldís third-largest emitter of all greenhouse gases, after China and the United States, and is projected to have the highest rate of greenhouse gas emissions growth over the remainder of the century. The mortality effects of each additional day in which the average temperature exceeds 95 degrees Fahrenheit are 25 times greater in India than in the United States. Currently, India has roughly five of these days per year. Without global climate policy, it is projected to have 75 such days annually by the end of the century. It is apparent that high temperatures are a risk to India today, and at the same time it is vulnerable to climate change, underscoring the challenge the country faces.
Thailand has unveiled a plan to tackle a growing problem of rubbish left each day by crowds mourning King Bhumibol Adulyadej around the royal palace. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said volunteers feeding visitors should now use biodegradable food boxes instead of plastic foam ones. Mourners are also being urged to bring their own food boxes and water bottles. Some 200,000 people gather in front of the palace in the capital every day, producing about 76 tonnes of waste.
China, the world’s largest coal producer, is stuck between a rock and a hard place with shortages of the fuel exacerbated by the government’s aggressive goal to cut excess capacity.
Migrants deepen China’s ties to Australia. In Australia, the Chinese are the third biggest migrant group behind the British and those from New Zealand. But the pattern of new settlement has changed in past decades. In the 1970s and ë80s there was an influx of those escaping Communism, while more recent arrivals are often wealthier, better skilled and are more sympathetic to the authorities back home. China is also Australia’s biggest trading partner.