Tag Archives: förnyelsebar energi

Can city mayors lead the way on sustainable development?

Tweet On a recent trip to San Francisco and Austin, Texas, I found myself accompanied by two potential agents of change – Benjamin Barber book If Mayors Ruled the World and a newly appointed Swedish city mayor, Niklas Nordström. The former … Continue reading

From Bangladesh via New York and Wall Street to Stockholm

Tweet On a Sunday afternoon at the restaurant Vapiano in the Old Town of Stockholm , I met 33 years old Patrick Botlero.  He was born in Dhaka in Bangladesh, grew up in Queens, New York, worked in Wall Street … 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

New Danish report – Get more from less

Tweet Denmark, which took over the presidency of the EU on 1 January ( 6 month), hopes an agreement can be reached at the 9 March meeting on the the commission’s low-carbon roadmap.Today a new report tell us that Denmark is one … Continue reading

Revolution, Recession AND Sustainability

Tweet Revolution and recession. For good reason, these two words have dominated headlines over the past year. Yet talk of such political and financial tumult has resulted in the neglect of a third issue, which is both critical and germane: … Continue reading

New IEA World Outlook Report on Energy

Tweet Modern energy services are crucial to human well‐being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of … Continue reading

89% see climate change as a serious problem in a new European survey

Tweet As Europe takes action to meet its objectives, it is important to understand the attitudes and behaviour of EU citizens towards climate change and their expectations for the future. This Eurobarometer survey measures these and compares them with the … Continue reading

Higher returns from top carbon performers

Tweet Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 5001 report, published today – 14 September 20111, which examines carbon reduction activities at the world’s largest public corporations, has found for the first time in the ten year history of the survey, that the majority … Continue reading

City ranking in Europe and the London Olympics 2012

Tweet In an interview with Andrew Mitchell, FCO Director for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in London this week we discussed the Sustainability targets for the games. See the interview and what he said about the Carbon Neutral targets and other … 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