Monthly Archives: April 2011

Durban a new disappoitment in the Climate negotiations?

Will the developing countries see any further steps on climate justice or will the negotiators struggle away from a possible deal? US climate negotiator Todd Stern and European climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard played down the chance of a breakthrough after a meeting … Continue reading

China drafting special law on climate change

China’s chief negotiator to UN climate change talks said here on Tuesday that the country is drafting a special law dedicated to climate change and will explore a low carbon development path suitable to China. “We are in the process … Continue reading

Green Growth Leaders – new report released

“Innovation-led emissions reductions may create new industries and business models that provide significant growth potential”, says professor John Zysman of The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He points out examples like Korea, Germany and Denmark, who have used investment in renewable … Continue reading

Bonus salary schemes to promote sustainability

Some weeks ago i did an interview with the Senior Vice President of InterfaceFlor, Ton Van Keken about their targets on Sustainability. From the baseline set by 1995 InterfaceFlor have reduced their Carbon Emission with 44%, reduced their water use with 82 … Continue reading

The Nordic Investment Bank signed a loan of €50 to sustainable raw material research

NIB and Finnish Neste Oil Corporation have signed a loan agreement totalling EUR 50 million for financing Neste Oil’s investments into R&D projects aimed at finding new sustainable raw material alternatives for renewable diesel production. The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) … Continue reading

New Economics – Bretton Woods

The Institute for New Economic Thinking held its second annual plenary conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. In 1944, the same hotel was the site of the negotiations that devised the international financial architecture that prevailed for a generation; this … Continue reading

In front of Rio+20

WWF asked key business and thought leaders to share their vision on how business can drive transformational change towards a sustainable future. Watch CEO’s of SKY, O2, Google, Unilever, National Grid as well as Jonathon Porritt, John Elkington and many … Continue reading

Green IT is moving up the corporate agenda

While green IT initiatives typically are viewed as middle-range priorities in business, 37 percent of firms currently rate green IT as an “upper-half organizational priority.” Only 9 percent ranked green IT as highly in 2009.  Looking ahead, 54 percent are expected … Continue reading

Raw material for fashion industry

The worlds raw material are under threats and growing demands for the industry to develop sustainable solutions are increasingly stronger. New development that will encourage both energy efficient and sustainability are hopeful signs. Raw silk is usually a neutral creamy color, … Continue reading

Train tour with focus on Sustainable Cities

- The “Train of Ideas”, this rolling ambassador of Hamburg, European Green Capital 2011, can be visited at Hamburg-Altona train station before beginning its journey through Europe The “Train of Ideas”, a mobile exhibition that will be escorting Hamburg’s ideas of sustainable cities across Europe for the … Continue reading