Monthly Archives: August 2011

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Award announced at Stockholm Water Week

Tweet World Water Week in Stockholm provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact … Continue reading

The first bio refinery in Sweden from agriculture crops

Tweet Just outside Svalöv in Skåne is Sweden’s first biorefinery to make the chemicals of agricultural crops under construction. There, wheat, hemp and other plants is converted into chemicals, plastics, paints, pet bottles, packaging, ink, vitamins and other products that … Continue reading

The Global City: Melting Pot and Pressure Cooker

Tweet The city has long been a microcosm of the diverse and interconnected world we live in.  Whether Stockholm, with its vibrant expat Iraqi population (one of the largest in the world) or Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood, with its Afro-samba … Continue reading

Leadership on smart grids

Tweet South Korea is taking steps toward global leadership in smart grid development. With the stated goal of creating a national smart grid, the Korean government has partnered with industry, international groups and foreign countries to set out a 20- year … Continue reading

Green Awards – Forest and biodiversity on the agenda

Tweet The UN International Year of Forests is the theme for this year’s International Year of Green AwardsTM, in recognition of the key role that sustainable forest management plays towards promoting a more equitable future.  Last year, the Awards honoured respected … Continue reading

New study – Mediterranean Sustainable Cities Development

Tweet The study of Mediterranean cities provides lessons of sustainability for three reasons at least. First, they have lasted more than 2,000 years adapting but keeping marks of each period of their history. Second, they were bearers of meaning for … Continue reading

Seattle – a vision for a carbon-neutral city

Tweet Cities play a unique role in addressing climate change, and Seattle has long been a leader in this field. Recognizing the extraordinary challenge of carbon neutrality and in preparation for updating its Climate Action Plan by 2012, the Seattle Office … Continue reading

Here comes the Plastic Disclosure Project

Tweet About 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. Only about 10 percent of that is recycled. Of the plastic that is simply trashed, an estimated seven million tons ends up in the sea each year. The … Continue reading

In the shadow of the budget debts in the US

Tweet President Obama announced last week a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. This will save U.S. drivers $1.7 trillion in fuel … Continue reading

World Bank to launch $130m CDM fund

Tweet The World Bank will use U.N. climate talks later this year to launch a new initiative to funnel CDM cash to some of the world’s poorest countries, a bank official told Point Carbon News. Read also earlier blogs