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  • Superfund green remediation strategy

    The U.S. EPA is seeking public comment on a new strategy that would make cleanups at hazardous waste sites greener. The Superfund Green Remediation Strategy is an initial effort to outline key actions and related activities that can be undertaken to promote green remediation and to reduce energy use. EPA is taking comment on action items that fall into three major categories: policy and guidance ...

  • France tables strategy for green economy

    Paris hopes to tune into the green economy by increasingly placing eco-labels on everyday products, designing a green industrial policy and developing a more sustainable farming model. EurActiv France reports. French Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo this week (27 July) presented another national strategy for sustainable development, for the period 2010-2013. The new strategy identifies nine ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Strategy to help US ports go green

    EPA has also unveiled a new plan of action for working with public port authorities and other interested groups to reduce the environmental impacts of moving goods through ports. The 'Vision, Mission, and Strategy for Sustainable Ports' recognizes the steady growth in global maritime commerce and the critical role American ports and related transportation and supply chain partners play in ...

  • Ecopetrol Receives International Award for Green Procurement Strategy

    For its effectiveness in implementing its green procurement strategy and for having a classification system of its suppliers based on sustainability criteria, Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; BVL: EC; TSX: ECP) has received the 2011 Sustainable Vendor Rating award in the Large Corporation ...


    By Ecopetrol S.A.

  • OECD Green Growth Strategy: statement by Chris Huhne

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today welcomed a new report on green growth from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The organisation’s ‘Towards Green Growth’ report was launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 25 May. Chris Huhne said: “This is a landmark report by the OECD which makes a strong ...

  • IEA applauds Korea`s green growth strategy

    In an in-depth review of Korea's energy policies released today, the International Energy Agency applauds the country's long-term commitment to green growth and achieving a low-carbon future but also sounded notes of caution regarding some elements of existing energy strategy. "Korea has taken great steps to enhance energy security and to ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Green nudges and corporate environmental strategies’ prospects for behavioural change

    Nudges can foster greener public behaviour but they also raise some moral questions, concludes a recent analysis of behaviour-change schemes. How businesses’ behaviour is influenced by consumer concerns for the environment is less clear – and may only result in ‘greenwash’ – the researchers suggest. Policymakers around the world are increasingly interested in ...

  • Green nudges and corporate environmental strategies’ prospects for behavioural change

    Nudges can foster greener public behaviour but they also raise some moral questions, concludes a recent analysis of behaviour-change schemes. How businesses’ behaviour is influenced by consumer concerns for the environment is less clear – and may only result in ‘greenwash’ – the researchers suggest. Policymakers around the world are increasingly interested in ...

  • Chris Huhne welcomes OECD’s Green Growth Strategy (statement)

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today welcomed a new report on green growth from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The organisation’s ‘Towards Green Growth’ report was launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 25 May. Chris Huhne said: “This is a landmark report by the OECD which makes a strong case for ...

  • Waste sector has welcomes industrial strategy green paper

    The paper sets out how the UK proposes to build a modern industrial strategy. It is not intended to be the last word, but to start a consultation. The prime minister announced that the heart of the strategy green paper will comprise “an offer to businesses to strike new sector deals, driven by the interests of firms and the people they employ, to address sector-specific challenges and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Strategy to Reduce District’s Sewer Overflows Will Include Green Infrastructure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The modification, filed yesterday in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., gives DC Water the ...

  • 2020 strategy: extra emphasis on water, climate change and greening the economy

    We proudly present our new 10-year Strategic Intent (2011-2020). While our organisation remains grounded within both the conservation and humanitarian sectors, we are broadening our focus on wetland and climate change issues. Also new is our emphasis on the economic sectors driving wetland loss and the potential to utilize some of these for conservation and restoration. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Green Economy report outlines investment strategies to help reduce water scarcity

    Investing 0.16 per cent of global GDP in the water sector could reduce water scarcity and halve the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation in less than four years, according to United Nations research released today. Currently, the failure to invest in water services and to collect, treat and re-use water efficiently, is exacerbating water ...

  • Green IT reviews from the green IT report

    The Green IT Report (TGIR) today launches the first of a regular series of Green IT company profiles. These are in-depth examinations of the sustainable activities, particularly related to climate change, of major IT companies and also of vendors that have a specific green focus in terms of the software or IT service they offer. If you are actively involved in green IT, want to understand what ...


    By Greenstone+

  • EPA launches new strategy to promote use of green infrastructure for environmental and economic benefits

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes our nation’s streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Green infrastructure decreases pollution to local waterways by treating rain where it falls and keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer ...

  • WRI Hosts panels on business strategies, climate change and green economy at Rio+20

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) will host a series of panel discussions, featuring leaders in business, government and civil society, that will focus on how businesses can advance low-carbon and climate goals in the context of Rio+20. The three panels will take place on Sunday, June 17, from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. BRT, at Copacabana Fort in Rio de Janeiro. Topics include: ...

  • Green capitals – spreading the green message

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you and to have the opportunity to announce the winner of 2016 today. I know that Copenhagen has already done a lot during these past months to promote its green activities as European Green Capital and I hope that in the future these will give tourists an additional reason – of course in ...

  • Greening the supply chain

    Lara Greden, Director of Environmental Product Strategy, for Verisae, a leading environmental consulting firm, has authored an informative paper on Greening the Supply Chain. She notes, Greening the supply chain is rapidly becoming a business imperative for the supplier and customer alike. As companies define and execute sustainability strategies within their own boundaries, they are finding that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green buildings on the rise

    Green building continues to gain momentum as it demonstrates numerous opportunities to improve the impacts of buildings on the environment and health. To acknowledge this growing trend and EPA's expanded role in it, EPA has released a new video on green buildings in its Green Scene series. The video features Dr. Bill Sanders, director of EPA's National Center for Environmental Research, talking ...

  • Adapting for a Green Economy

    One of the more useful reports prepared for the recent Rio+20 event was a document outlining climate change risks and opportunities for businesses. The report, Adapting for a Green Economy has become a useful guidance tool for business leaders and policymakers alike in identifying in practical terms what has to be done to adapt to the emerging realities of climate change. The report is a must ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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