environmental governance News

  • Government support for environmental technology in B.C.

    The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are supporting B.C.’s environmental technology sector through a joint investment of $181,000 in GeoExchange BC, a leading clean energy industry association. The funding was announced by Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Western Economic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Changing environmental governance in a changing world

    Climate change, growing consumption and urbanisation, spiralling resource use and new health risks are just some of the global pressures the world will face in the 21st Century. These are the findings from the Assessment of Global Megatrends, launched in November 2010 as part of the State and Outlook of the European Environment Report (SOER) and now published in a new book version. ...

  • Report on federal government environmental performance

    The federal government has made unsatisfactory progress on previously reported issues or recommendations in nine of fourteen areas audited, says the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Ron Thompson, in his Status Report tabled last week in the House of Commons. The Status Report follows up on the government’s progress in addressing issues identified in previous ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK Small Scale Wind Incentives to Continue with Feed in Tariff

    Following a recent announcement from the UK Government that the Renewable Obligation for Onshore Wind will close at the end of March 2017, we would like to highlight that the closure of the Renewable Obligation is not the same scheme as the Feed in Tariff which will continue for Small & Medium Scale Wind Turbines. The Feed in Tariff scheme has been very successful and despite a reduction in ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Governing for Sustainability

    Citizens who expect their governments to lead on sustainability have been badly disappointed in recent years. Due to a succession of largely ineffectual international climate conferences and the failure of many nations to pass meaningful climate legislation, progress in governance for sustainability has been lackluster at best.   So concludes the latest report from the World Watch ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Government consults on national park governance

    Defra is reviewing the governance arrangements of National Park Authorities (NPAs) via a consultation aimed at increasing local accountability. The stated purpose of the review is to explore ways in which governance of the NPAs can be made more effective and more responsive to local concerns and to consider the extent to which it is appropriate for different NPAs to have different organisational ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • CIWM welcomes Government recognition of environmental sector potential

    Government recognition of the potential growth opportunities of the environmental services sector has been welcomed by the Chartered Institution of Waste Management. Lord Mandelson highlighted the potential of the green sector in a speech about job creation today (see MRW story). CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy said: “It’s great that such a high profile person as Lord Mandelson is making ...

  • Ontario government needs to act, says environmental commissioner

    Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province's pressing environmental issues. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report "Engaging Solutions" released today, Gord Miller says there's no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion, and the loss of biodiversity. "But when it comes to doing something" says ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cardno Acquires U.S. Government Environmental Consulting Firm

    International infrastructure and environment services group, Cardno Limited (ASX: CDD) today announced the acquisition of EM-Assist, Inc. a 150-person environmental services and compliance management firm, headquartered near Sacramento, ...


    By Cardno Limited

  • Environmental Governance book published by UCLA IoE faculty

    Magali Delmas, associate professor at the Institute of the Environment and Oran Young, professor at UC Santa Barbara just published an edited book,'Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives' at Cambridge University Press. In the book, 'Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives' the authors argue that the future of environmental policies lies in coordinated systems that engage ...


    By UCLA Special Programs

  • AppliTek donates environmental analyzer to Peruvian Government

    During a donation ceremony in Lima, Peru on Oct. 24, 2014, David Laurier CEO of AppliTek donated an environmental analyzer to the Peruvian Governement, presence of Princess Astrid of Belgium, Mr. Oscar Diaz of ViceVersa Consulting, Minister von Hesse, Mario Vargas de Sedapal, and Pieter De Crem, Secretary of ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • How corporate governance influences environmental performance

    A recent study has investigated how the relationships between a company’s owners, managers and boards of directors may influence its environmental performance. The findings indicate that environmental performance is higher in companies with powerful CEOs, who are also chairpersons on their board of directors. Many companies aim to have a positive impact on stakeholders, including ...

  • Government makes proposals for civil sanctions for environmental offences

    Under new proposals being drawn up by the Government, waste companies that commit waste offences could risk being fined up to 10 per cent of their turnover, warn lawyers. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been consulting on proposals to introduce new civil penalties to aid in the enforcement of environmental offences in the form of the Environmental Sanctions Order 2010. ...

  • Government praises ENER-G for environmental contribution

    Sustainable energy technology company ENER-G has won praise from Labour Chairman Hazel Blears MP for its impressive contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through renewable and energy efficient power generation and management, the Salford-based company has helped organisations reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 20 million tonnes (enough to fill 20 billion balloons – each ...


    By ENER-G

  • Sustainability Linked to Responsible Governance

    Citizens who expect their governments to lead on sustainability have been badly disappointed in recent years. From largely ineffectual international climate conferences to the failure to pass meaningful U.S. climate legislation, governments’ progress has often been lackluster. Leadership has come from the bottom up rather than the top down. Action on climate change, species loss, inequity, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Government delivers on emissions plan

    The federal government has released detail of an aggressive regulatory framework designed to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20% of 2006 levels by 2020. Building on the Turning the Corner framework announced in April 2007, the new federal plan outlines details of a national carbon offset trading program as well as progressively tougher new regulations to tackle emissions from ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Government action on energy bills

    With your permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the action the Government is taking to reduce the impact of Government policies on energy bills. Even though British households pay some of the lowest prices for gas and electricity in Europe, this is no comfort to those who have seen energy bills rise considerably over the past 10 years. The latest round of price rises ...

  • Government business plans published

    Business plans setting out the work of the Government departments over the next four years have been published. The departments are to produce monthly progress reports against these plans. The public can also track progress via an online searchable database which has been launched alongside information such as departmental structures and salaries and ministerial meetings. Information on ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Governing the Risks and Opportunities of Bioenergy

    Bioenergy has become an increasingly important topic for governments, businesses, and civil society.  Driven especially by increasing oil prices and concerns about climate change, greater investments are being made in renewable energy, with biological sources (sugarcane, maize, wood, etc.) receiving particular attention due to their numerous claimed advantages. Yet bioenergy also has some ...

  • Globalization and international environmental governance tops African civil society consultations ahead of UNEP governing council

    The Tenth Session of the African Civil Society Forum is convening today in Nairobi, Kenya at the initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Africa, ahead of the 25th Session of UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum, which will take place in February 2009 at UNEP headquarters. The objective of the two day Civil Society Forum is to provide a ...

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