carbon reduction strategy News

  • NHS faced with carbon reduction challenge

    The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) trusts have less than 20 months to meet an ambitious target to slash NHS carbon emissions by 15 percent. The NHS sustainable development unit put a draft carbon reduction strategy, Saving Carbon, Improving Health, out to consultation at the end of May. It sparked such debate among managers that the consultation period has been extended to the end of ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • The CSE’s Sustainability Academy leads the way in Certified Specialized Sustainability (CSR) Education

    Having identified an existing gap in Sustainability education globally, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) wants to create a strong Sustainability culture by empowering professionals, entrepreneurs and graduates and offers practical and up to date education in this important field. Its new global initiative, the Sustainability ...

  • New research examines young adults’ attitudes towards climate change and carbon footprinting

    New research from the Carbon Trust examines how young adults' attitudes towards climate change and carbon footprinting influence their purchasing decisions and brand loyalty. The survey of consumers aged 18-25 in China, Korea, South Africa, Brazil, the USA and the UK reveals a divide between attitudes to carbon reduction in the East and West. 83% of young people questioned in China say they would ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • FT500 Companies Report Increased Use of Energy Efficiency to Combat Carbon Emissions

    The Carbon Disclosure Project, which acts as a secretariat for a collaboration of over 315  institutional investors with over $41 trillion in assets under management, launched its Fifth annual report based on the responses from the FT500 largest global companies. The report revealed that FT500 companies are beginning to take renewable energy and energy efficiency seriously. The fifth annual ...

  • Energy-from-waste can help NHS to meet carbon targets

    Energy-from-waste facilities can play a bigger role in dealing with residual waste not suitable for recycling for National Health Service Sites, according to Scottish-based waste management training consultancy WamCal. Speaking after the publication of the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy, published on 27 January, WamCal project manager Alastair Rogers told MRW that the strategy was “encouraging” ...

  • NHS Sustainable Development and CHP

    Clarke Energy will be exhibiting at the 4th Annual NHS Sustainable Development Conference and Exhibition 2013 organised by govtoday. ‘January 2013 will see the launch of the consultation for the next NHS Sustainable Development Strategy 2014/15 – 2019/20. The ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • UN launches climate adaption guide for businesses

    The United Nations has launched a new online database designed to showcase successful strategies that businesses and communities are using to adapt to climate change while simultaneously increasing their profits and using their resources more efficiently. The database, which can be accessed through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ( ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Climate Trust announces new leadership

    The Climate Trust Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Sean Penrith as Executive Director. Mr. Penrith will lead the organization in its efforts to provide innovation, leadership, and outstanding service in developing effective and enduring climate change solutions. Penrith knows The Trust well he has been a committed member of the Board of Directors since 2008, and has held the ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • International Service Company Serco Turns to Greenstone for Carbon Accounting Reporting Tool

    Online reporting empowers organisation to model the carbon impact of future business scenarios and benchmark performance with speed and accuracy. Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced today that it is working with Serco, one of the world"s leading service companies with 70,000 employees delivering essential services to governments and private ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Geoengineering: may provide help but not the cure to counteract effects of greenhouse gases

    Scientists say large-scale engineering projects designed to counteract the effects of greenhouse gases should not be considered as an alternative to strategies which directly reduce carbon emissions. As complementary schemes, however, they may be of some benefit. Large-scale geoengineering schemes for mitigating climate change have attracted increasing publicity in recent years. But in order to ...

  • Greenstone Carbon Management to host workshop on reducing carbon footprint at leading food & beverage industry conference

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced today that it will host a workshop at the Sustainable Sourcing for the food and beverage industry conference in Holborn, London. The conference which will be held 21st - 23rd September 2010 will help participants explore the latest updates on integrating sustainable sourcing into businesses, and the ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Full disclosure: A report on reporting

    Is your business considering sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting? What will it be: CERES? GRI? CDP? FRP? A4S? WBCSD? Or IIRC? Phew. That’s a lot of acronyms for what’s really a simple premise: reporting on sustainability and CSR data to stakeholders and the public at large. The above organizations are all associated with voluntary reporting frameworks ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Full disclosure: A report on sustainability and CSR reporting

    Is your business considering sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting? What will it be: CERES? GRI? CDP? FRP? A4S? WBCSD? Or IIRC? Phew. That’s a lot of acronyms for what’s really a simple premise: reporting on sustainability and CSR data to stakeholders and the public at large. The above organizations are all associated with voluntary reporting frameworks ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Newsbyte: SAP Invests in Livelihoods Funds to Fight Climate Change and Poverty

    SAP NEWSBYTE — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it will join the Livelihoods Fund with an investment of EUR 3 million. The Livelihoods Fund is a carbon investment fund organized as an ...


    By SAP SE

  • SAP(R) carbon impact OnDemand goes global

    Software Accelerates Credible Reporting in a Multi-Lingual, Global Economy With Enhanced Data Integration Across the Enterprise and Product Supply Chains SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) introduced an enhanced version of the SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand solution to help companies profitably reduce ...

  • Greenstone & The CarbonNeutral Company partner to assess carbon emissions for PayPoint

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, and The CarbonNeutral Company, a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, today announced that they are working with PayPoint to monitor its carbon emissions. PayPoint is the UK’s leading retail network for handling the payment of household bills and mobile top-ups and manages an average 10 million ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Full disclosure: a report on sustainability and CSR reporting

    Is your business considering sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting? What will it be: CERES? GRI? CDP? FRP? A4S? WBCSD? Or IIRC? Phew. That's a lot of acronyms for what's really a simple premise: reporting on sustainability and CSR data to stakeholders and the public at large. The above organizations are all associated with voluntary reporting frameworks that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Verdantix announces smart vendors of Carbon Management Software

    Firms and large public sector organizations face increasing pressure from energy costs and climate change regulations to measure, manage and analyze energy and carbon dioxide emissions data. To resolve this cost and compliance challenge a new report from Verdantix, the independent business research firm, highlights ten “Smart Vendors” that offer software solutions for carbon ...


    By Verdantix Ltd

  • Investors Challenge 18 Oil and Gas Companies on Climate Change, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Sustainability Risks

     Leading U.S. investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Chesapeake Energy, ConocoPhillips and 14 other oil and gas companies, pressing them to disclose their plans for managing environmental and workplace challenges including hydraulic fracturing, greenhouse gas emissions and worker safety. "The common thread of these ...


    By Ceres

  • Shipping becomes first industry with global climate standard

    Shipping has become the first industry to agree a global carbon dioxide reduction strategy. This month’s vote at the International Maritime Organisation approved the establishment of an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships. T&E welcomed the decision, but says it cannot be seen as a solution on its own, especially because the EEDI will take many years to be truly ...

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