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  • APEC goes carbon neutral

    For the first time ever, APEC meetings will offset their impact to the global climate. APEC's Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Working Group and Ministerial Meetings (24-29 August) will measure the impact of bringing delegates from across the Asia-Pacific to a single location. More importantly, they will offset that impact and support efforts in carbon reduction. The summit's carbon footprint ...

  • BMO achieves carbon neutrality

    BMO Financial Group announced today it has achieved carbon neutrality relative to its energy consumption and transportation emissions across the company, worldwide. This fulfills a commitment made by the Bank in September 2008. "Special thanks go to our employees who've made sustainability a priority at BMO," said Bill Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer. "They have made meaningful ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon neutrality – latest Microsoft goal

    Microsoft Corporation is known for taking on tough challenges at a global scale and in making a difference in the world. But its latest initiative to promote positive change and to reduce its environmental footprint may prove to be one of the software giant's most ambitious undertakings ever. Beginning in fiscal year 2013 (starting this July 1st), Microsoft will be carbon neutral across all its ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The 2050 Imperative–Carbon Neutral Cities

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) has adopted a Declaration committing its member organizations and partners to exercise leadership in planning and designing sustainable, resilient, carbon-neutral and healthy built environments in the world’s cities and towns. Recognizing the central role architects play in planning and designing the built environment, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Make your driving ‘carbon neutral’!

    Carbon Neutral are launching their vehicle focused Turn your car’s emissions into trees campaign throughout June 2013. The campaign encourages environmentally conscious individuals and businesses to offset their car emissions by making a donation to plant native trees. Supporters will receive a striking, colorful sticker which they can proudly display in their car window and a tax ...


    By Carbon Neutral

  • Dell Computers to Go Carbon Neutral

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2007 (ENS) - Dell today became the first major computer manufacturer to commit to neutralizing the carbon impact of its worldwide operations. 'Never before in the history of business have we seen such a critical need to build a worldwide community dedicated to improving the environment,' said Michael Dell, the company's chairman and CEO, during a ...

  • Carbon-neutral wastewater treatment plant

    Aquaviva will treat wastewater from eight districts in the Cannes Basin: Auribeau sur Siagne, Cannes, Le Cannet, Mandelieu, Mougins, Pégomas, La Roquette sur Siagne and Théoule sur Mer. Designed in line with high-quality environmental (HQE) standards, the future wastewater treatment plant, with a capacity of 300,000 inhabitant equivalents, represents a genuine technological and environmental ...

  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Vattenfall’s energy production carbon neutral by 2050

    At the inauguration of Vattenfall’s Climate Signature initiative in Brussels on Tuesday 30 September, Vattenfall presented its vision to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Vattenfall is the first major energy company in the world to present a plan for achieving CO2 neutral power generation. “Vattenfall takes the lead in the combat against climate change. Our vision is that our power production ...


    By Vattenfall AB

  • British Columbia’s Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax: A Review

    In 2008, British Columbia implemented the first comprehensive and substantial carbon tax in North America. By 2012, the tax had reached a level of C$30/t CO2, and covered approximately three-quarters of all greenhouse gas emissions in the province. This paper reviews existing evidence on the effect of the tax on greenhouse emissions, the economy, and income distribution as well as provides new ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • News Corporation to Make Operations Carbon Neutral

    NEW YORK, New York - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has started leading his News Corporation down a greener path. Murdoch said his will be the first global media company to commit to becoming carbon neutral. All News Corporation business units will become carbon neutral by 2010 – through energy efficiency, buying renewable power and offsetting otherwise unavoidable emissions, Murdoch said in an ...

  • Canadian Olympic team to be carbon neutral in London

    Canada's first big win at the London 2012 Olympics may already have been achieved. The 2012 Canadian Olympic Team's travel to London will be carbon neutral, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Offsetters announced yesterday. The COC is partnering with Offsetters, a leading carbon management solutions provider, to offset the emissions associated with the Team's travel to London 2012, including ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Columbia University Held Carbon Neutral Commencement

    NEW YORK, New York (ENS) - Columbia University offered a carbon neutral commencement to graduates and their families this year. The university will offset the estimated carbon dioxide emissions at its May 16 commencement through purchasing credits towards projects that save the equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from going into the atmosphere. Columbia is buying the credits ...

  • Carbon Neutral and Peregrine:Making Adventure Travel Greener

    Adventure travel company Peregrine and Carbon Neutral have joined forces to offer responsible travellers greener opportunities to explore the world. The two organisations have established a unique carbon reduction programme with the aim to work towards providing totally carbon neutral travel for Australian customers. The new project will offset carbon emissions created by ...


    By Carbon Neutral

  • Carbon-neutral B.C.: A first for North America

    British Columbia has become the first carbon neutral senior government in North America, an achievement that puts B.C. on the leading edge of climate action and the new green economy. This commitment - enshrined in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act - applies to all provincial public sector operations, including government ministries and agencies, schools, colleges, universities, health ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Perennial grass crops - a carbon neutral biofuel?

    Perennial crops, such as grasses, are attracting increasing interest as potential biofuel crops. Perennial crops have significant advantages over many annual crops because they require less energy input during growth than annual crops which not only need to be planted each year, but typically require more fertiliser, herbicide and pesticide input. Research on farm-scale cultivation of the ...

  • Americans support a revenue-neutral carbon tax

    The following are the results of the first report from a national survey of the American public completed in November 2011 by the Yale Project on Climate Change. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Natural Source Printing obtains Carbon Neutral status

    Natural Source Printing (NSP), a leading environmental consultant for Printing, Packaging, and Marketing materials, has become one of the first Green consultants in the United States to obtain both FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification and Carbon Neutral status through a partnership with Carbonfund.org. Mary Loyer, President of Natural Source Printing states, “Our vision is ...


  • New framework for carbon neutral buildings released

    The Vancouver-based Light House Sustainable Building Centre has released its latest research report "Towards Carbon Neutral Buildings in BC: Framework for High-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings". The report presents clear and consistent performance targets for multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) that would reduce the carbon footprint of new high-rise residential buildings in the Lower ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Will Europe show us the way to carbon neutrality?

    The European Commission is turning to information and communications technologies sectors to lead the way to reducing energy use by 20 percent by 2020. The Commission says it will encourage the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, which accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions, to lead the drive for carbon neutrality and reduce its own CO2 emissions by identifying and creating ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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