Monthly Archives: July 2011

Focus on sustainability gain results

Tweet SAP AG  released its quarterly sustainability update the end of July and shared that it has achieved a cost avoidance of approximately EUR 185 million between the start of 2008 and today as a result of focused sustainability initiatives. As part … Continue reading

The next European Green Capital

Tweet Not to late to be the next European Green Capital – 14th of October is the dealine for registration. Four cities – Stockholm, Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Nantes – have been awarded the title for European Green Capital so far, … Continue reading

Sustainable City Development

Tweet An important fact is that cities will play an increasingly important role in the international dialogue on sustainability. This will also be addressed in the Hard Rain exhibition as mentioned yesterday blog. The role of local district heating system and renewables … Continue reading

Hard Rain now on the Road to Rio

Tweet Dear friends, I am just back from Brazil and have follow up work on the world tour of Hard Rain Exhibition. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the project’s founding partner; it is supported by the Swedish International … Continue reading

Nuclear debate on the agenda by Jonathan Porritt

Tweet Jonathan Porritt: “Why George Monbiot is completely wrong on nuclear power”. “For some time now George Monbiot  has astonished his colleagues by becoming a mouthpiece for the nuclear industry. He laid out his reasons for doing so in a Guardian Environment blog … Continue reading

Mexico City cut its GHG-emissions with 5,7 mt

Tweet Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by an accumulated 5.7 million metric tonnes (mt) in Mexico City since it began implementing its Green Plan in 2008, the Mexico City government has announced. The reduction represents 82% of Mexico City’s overall target of reducing … Continue reading

Metro that will run on biogas

Tweet Santo Domingo.- When the Santo Domingo Metro’s second line starts operating, Dominican Republic will be the first country to have a mass transit project with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), since it will run on biogas, affirmed Climatic Change … Continue reading

New Yorks Mayor address more money to Sierra Club grass-roots campaign

Tweet The role of cities have an huge impact on many of our Global cities challenges. Cities are also a key player to implement solutions. One of the C40-groups front players -Mayor Michael Blomberg of New York believes that governments are doing … Continue reading

Award for sustainable and humanitarian design – the world’s most valuable design prize

Tweet One of the finalist in Copenhagens INDEX award is the Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, who work together as Studio FormaFantasma , to create Autarchy, a collection of vessels and lamps made from a specially developed bio-material based on … Continue reading

Economy, Public are key to climate deal

Tweet In the article from the Energy Summit in June, Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent, Bonn, Germany have summerize the position of the international negotiations on Climate Change. Wider public unease about climate change and stronger economic growth are likely to … Continue reading