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  • Nanomaterials: Commission proposes case by case approach to assessment

    Why a second regulatory review for Nanomaterials? Both the potential of nanomaterials to create major new technological breakthroughs1 as well as concerns about their safety have attracted considerable attention. The regulatory review is a systematic analysis of all relevant EU legislation to determine whether current legislation is appropriate to ensure the safe use of nanomaterials, ...

  • Integral Consulting Opens New England Office Specializing in Risk Assessment and Litigation Support Services

    Integral Consulting Inc. announces the opening of a new office in Portland, Maine, expanding its environmental and health services to the New England region of the United States. The new office is located at 45 Exchange Street, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04101. Noted toxicologist Dr. Russell Keenan recently joined Integral to launch the new office, which will initially focus on human health and ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • WMO highlights integrated drought management

    At the ongoing Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Convention on Drought and Desertification (UNCCD), WMO has highlighted its work towards improving proactive, integrated management of droughts – the world’s most destructive natural hazard. “We already know that the ...

  • Assessing the many dimensions of sustainability

    A recent study of Austria is the first to use a multidimensional framework to assess the sustainability of a country year-by-year. The EU sustainable development strategy integrates economic, environmental and social issues. Assessing sustainability should take into account its multi-dimensional and dynamic nature. For example, analysing trade-offs between reduced resource consumption and ...

  • Nanomaterials: Case by case safety approach for breakthrough technology

    Nanotechnology is delivering major advances today and also has the potential to allow “game changing” technological breakthroughs and rekindle economic growth. In recognition of this fact, the European Commission today adopted a Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials, which also includes the Commission’s plans to improve EU law to ensure the safe use of ...

  • Integrated models predict climate change impacts on biodiversity

    Predictions of the impact of climate change on biodiversity have tended to focus on changes in the quantity of suitable habitat. New research evaluates second generation models that combine population and climate data, setting out standards for their development. One of the 10 objectives of the EU Biodiversity Action Plan is to support biodiversity to adapt to climate change. Recently, there has ...

  • Social hiring: the business case

    Canadian office solutions provider Grand & Toy and Impakt, a Toronto-based leader in corporate responsibility, have launched the second video in their Corporate Responsibility with Impakt series. The Corporate Responsibility with Impakt series features innovative social responsibility best practices relevant to businesses of all sizes. The second video in the series focuses on the business ...


    By 3BL Media

  • A Green Assessment Tool for Formulated Products

    Led by sustainability efforts by Walmart, a new tool emerges for quickly evaluating the environmental and human-health profile of formulated products. Companies efforts and interest in improving their environmental profiles are giving rise to a new set of related products and services that can be used by various players in a given supply chain. Such is the case of Walmart, which is using ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Integral Consulting scientists to share expertise at Battelle Conference on remediation of contaminated sediments

    Eleven Integral Consulting experts have been selected to present information in platform and poster sessions at Battelle’s Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments to be held February 2–5, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida. Representatives from Integral sediments staff will also be available in Booth #302 to answer questions on the firm’s sediment services and other ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • ReportsnReports - BP Sustainability Case Study

    BP Sustainability Case Study  Sustainable development is increasingly important in the modern energy industry. The way that BP and other oil and gas companies respond to urgent and complex sustainability issues will be crucial to future energy supply. This brief gives an in-depth analysis of how BP are ...


  • New framework to assess brownfield development potential

    Researchers have proposed a new framework to assess the potential for redeveloping large contaminated brownfield sites. The framework applies a range of spatial assessment methods to analyse remediation costs, economic value and the sustainability of different land-use types, and to recommend suitably mixed land-use options for redevelopment. Redeveloping brownfields can address health, ...

  • Canadian environmental assessment act review report

    On March 13, 2012, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released its Report in the statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). This Report recommends a variety of meaningful changes to the CEAA that would have significant implications for resource developers in Canada. Given the federal government's express ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Future proofed decision making - Integrating environmental and social factors into business decisions

    The Prince of Wales has called on the accounting and finance professions to help "future proof" the economy by designing a system that reflects the true economic reality of the way organisations generate value. In his annual address to the Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) forum at St James's Palace in London last week he said "we have been pursuing economic growth as if it was ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The SDG Agenda in the EU Context: Leadership - Progress - Universality - Integration - Financing

    Introduction Honorable ministers, colleagues and friends: let me express my deepest appreciation to the Luxembourgian Presidency for inviting me to share some of thoughts from UNEP on the Post 2015 process and the SDGs. Leadership And let me also thank the EU for its strong global leadership on sustainable development and climate change. With respect to ...

  • Eco-Efficiency in commercial buildings - the business case

    This Sustainable Development Business Case produced by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an assessment of the market potential of eco-efficiency technologies related to the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings. It sets out a picture of how the commercial building sector will evolve over the next two decades with particular reference to technologies that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Commission asks Belgium and Portugal to comply with EU legislation on strategic environmental assessments

    The European Commission is urging Belgium and Portugal to adopt measures to implement EU legislation on assessing the effects of plans and programmes on the environment. The existing legislation on strategic environmental assessments in Belgium and Portugal contains a number of shortcomings. On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the Commission is therefore sending ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • A&WMA issues call for abstracts for greenhouse gas assessment and reporting processes conference

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has issued a call for abstracts for “Harmonizing Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Reporting Processes,” a conference to be held August 31 – September 2, 2009, in Baltimore, MD. This conference will provide a forum to discuss advances in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimation methods, emission inventories, and reporting, and will examine the ...

  • Ecological risk assessment has evolving role in environmental decisions

    As concerns about the environment and a push for “green living” continue to grow, the scientific community is taking a broad look at the use of ecological risk assessment, also known as ERA. ERA is the topic of four articles in the July 2008 issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, published by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. ERA is a combination of risk ...

  • New tool assesses the effects of global change on water resources

    Water resource management needs to adapt to changes in climate, water demand and land use. A new tool has been developed by the LIFE+ Water Change Project to assess these ‘global change’ impacts on water resources and inform decisions on optimal adaptation strategies. A recent study has applied the tool to a river basin in Spain. The quality and quantity of water is strongly affected ...

  • German soil monitoring programme could assess impacts of GM crops

    Effective regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) calls for monitoring of the potential environmental risks. This study explored whether the German permanent soil monitoring programme could be a useful tool for this purpose. The researchers say the programme has potential to monitor the effects of GMOs on local soil communities, but that adaptations would be necessary. The first ...

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