Monthly Archives: May 2011

C40 – largets cities meet in Sao Paulo today

Tweet The most important sustainable event in the city has already the confirmation of 36 Mayors and city representatives from the largest cities in the planet. C40 Sao Paulo Summit – a conference that brings mayors together to tackle climate … Continue reading

The worlds first national market-based energy efficiency trading mechanism from India

Tweet The Indian government has pledged to cut carbon intensity — the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of economic output — by 20 percent to 25 percent by 2020, from 2005 levels. India’s approach differs from that of … Continue reading

Electrical vehicle expansion in London

Tweet The city of London, which has set a goal of becoming the “electric car capital” of Europe, has launched a new network of 150 charging stations, increasing the total number of stations citywide to more than 400. Read the article … Continue reading

Funds for a transition to a green and a sustainable economy

Tweet Since then the green growth agenda has gained support from a large amount of the world’s leading businesses, while the climate skeptic part of the business world is still on the defensive. Nonetheless, there is frustration in the green … Continue reading

Dramatic differences exist between many countries in Europe – New report from UNEP

Tweet The findings, launched today during Green Week in Brussels, underline the challenge facing the European Union under its recently adopted Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources under the 6th Environmental Action Program. The report shows that … Continue reading

Learning by doing – Sustainable City Development in Stockholm

Tweet Stockholm Royal Seaport, Norra Djurgårdsstaden is the second Sustainable City model after Hammarby Sjöstad. Learning from experience the new Stockholm Royal Seaport is an ambitious green building project. It will transform a former industrial zone into a thriving residential area … Continue reading

The economy might be growing, but it’s not greening

Tweet Reading headlines is deceiving. With the amount of news stories about wind turbines, electric cars and green jobs, one would think that we were at least heading in the right direction. Looking at the key figures, however, tells quite … Continue reading

Skanska, a pro-active green thinker

Tweet One of my workshop with the office of the Mayor of London some years ago had its focus on the new green building technology. The Swedish construction company Skanska was ready to deliver solutions. The problem was the landowners … Continue reading

EU Action Plan on Energy Efficiency

Tweet The Commission’s Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 was discussed and debated with delegations from national parliaments during the EU Sustainable Energy Week on 12 April 2011 . The event focused on the way forward as regards the promotion of energy … Continue reading

Brazils challenges with nature

Tweet Amazonas remains by far the best-preserved of Brazil’s nine Amazon states, with about 97% of its original forest cover intact. But environmentalists and government officials fear the state’s southern limits are becoming a new frontier for deforestation, with ranchers … Continue reading