Tag Archives: Eco City

Failure to reach UN climate change agreement could be “very dangerous,” warn influential city mayors

Tweet Twenty city mayors from five Nordic countries have joined forces in urging world governments to reach meaningful agreements at the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. In an op-ed published in the magazine Cities Today, the influential group … Continue reading

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FOR UKRAINE?

Tweet Issues of energy efficiency and sustainable energy production may have featured less prominently in the recent unrest, but they may present the greatest long-term opportunity for Kiev to seize control of its own fortunes. European investment can also play … Continue reading

Climate strategy is a welfare issue

Tweet Europe is facing a shift political agendas. This transition will place greater focus on welfare, in both the short- and long-term, and in both policy and action. The organizations and individuals involved in social dialogue feel that the political … Continue reading

Prevent, recycle and reuse

Tweet As urban consumers our use of resources leaves a huge footprint on the planet. In Europe alone, 8 billion plastic bags find their way through to waste disposal systems, creating unnecessary environmental problems. The OECD expects that its member … Continue reading

Sleepless Nights

Tweet Last month I was on holiday in Portugal, under strict orders from my wife to relax. Just to make sure, she confiscated my laptop and phone, issued a ban on many of my favorite terms, from ‘corporate sustainability’ to … Continue reading

Good night Doha and wake up!

Tweet Why should we give any hope to national governments to succeed in a deal on Climate Change. It is a waste of money to take more then 10.000 people to a negotiation in Doha based on false hope. It … Continue reading

How did a 84,000 city in the south of Sweden reduce their Carbon Emission with 41 %

Tweet The figures for 2011 are now compiled and show the per capita carbon dioxide is now 2.7 tons of carbon dioxide compared to the 1993 levels. Their goal is to reduce it to 55% by 2015 and by 100% … Continue reading

Stockholm Hammarby Sjostad: the next steps

Tweet The development of sustainable cities can be approached by many ways. As I discussed in my previous blog, the London Olympics showed how a metropolis can mobilise to promote sustainable practices. But we have a very different example here … Continue reading

Global problems, local solutions

Tweet The unprecedented success of the London 2012 Olympic Games has once again shown the global role that cities now hold.The opening ceremony focused on work and health as it celebrated the community spirit at the heart of the Olympic … Continue reading

Landstrips and Sustainable City Development

Tweet It is a common misconception that sustainability in air travel is just about curbing CO2 emissions from airplanes. Of course this helps but the aviation industry’s responsibilities are far wider than this. The sector is responsible for about 2 … Continue reading