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  • Indicators for more sustainable phosphorus management

    Phosphorus is essential for modern agriculture. Supplies are dwindling and markets are concentrated, presenting a serious threat to food security. Tackling this emerging global sustainability risk requires effective governance to ensure phosphorus is available and accessible to farmers worldwide. This study presents a series of phosphorus security indicators to support this goal. Phosphorus is ...

  • DEFRA announce new sustainability indicators

    The government's attempt to develop a more effective measure of economic success than GDP has taken an important step forward today, after the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) released new proposals for how it plans to measure sustainable development. The department has published a major new consultation on proposed changes to Sustainable Development Indicators, ...


    By Accuvio

  • Positive business sustainability indicators: focus your attention

    Taiga Company Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Every day the indications that we are on a road to recovery get stronger. In fact, according to ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Climate change performance indicators

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  • Panasonic Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for Tenth Consecutive Year

    Panasonic Corporation was named again in 2014 to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World), one of the world's renowned socially responsible investment (SRI) indexes. This is the tenth consecutive year that the company was named to DJSI World since 2005. DJSI World is a stock index created by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC in the US and RobecoSAM AG in Switzerland, which evaluate the ...

  • River Water Quality indicator for sustainable development - 2008 results

    The river water quality indicator is one of the 68 indicators of the Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy. It separately measures biological and chemical river water quality on an annual basis and the indicator for each represents the proportion of river water, in terms of river length, which is considered to be of “good” quality. Headline results In England: 72 per cent of river ...

  • Air quality indicator for Sustainable Development 2008 provisional results

    The air quality indicator is one of the 68 indicators of the Government's Sustainable Development Strategy. It measures annual levels of pollution from particulates (PM10) and ozone (O3), the two pollutants thought to have the greatest health impacts, as well as the number of days on which levels of any one of a basket of five pollutants were 'moderate or higher'. Headline results * Urban ...


  • Volkswagen AG to be removed from the Dow Jones sustainability indices

    Effective October6,2015, Volkswagen AG (VW) will be removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). A review of VW's standing in the DJSI was prompted by the recent revelations of manipulated emissions tests. Per the published and publicly available methodology for the DJSI, potential problematic issues relating to any DJSI component company automatically trigger a Media & ...


    By S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC

  • Local people place different values on urban sustainability indicators

    Progress towards achieving a sustainable urban environment may be measured by sustainability indicators (SIs), which can be chosen to represent values that are important to local communities. A recent study has assessed a set of SIs developed by both sustainability experts and local citizens and suggests that local communities can attach different values to SIs to reflect local values and ...

  • UK climate change sustainable development indicator: 2007 GHG emissions

    DECC has published final 2007 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions.  * In 2007, UK emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases(1) covered by the Kyoto Protocol were estimated to be 636.6 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent(2). This was 1.7 per cent lower than the 2006 figure of 647.9 million tonnes. * Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main greenhouse gas, accounting for about 85 per ...


  • US ecosystem report indicates trouble

    Years of industrial and agricultural growth have left an indelible imprint on many formerly vibrant US ecosystems. While nature is adept at resilience, the depletion and contamination of natural resources, especially water, may affect human health and wellbeing, a new report suggests.  Released last week by the federally funded environmental think tank The Heinz Center, The State of the Nation's ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices (DJSI) recognizes SGS as industry leader

    SGS Leads the Pack among Sustainability-Driven Companies SGS has been named as an industry leader for the second year running in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe. The evaluation was conducted by RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability. Frankie Ng, CEO of SGS, expressed his pleasure at the company’s ...


    By SGS

  • Statistical release: UK climate change sustainable development indicator: 2009 greenhouse gas emissions, final figures

    DECC today publishes final 2009 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions - headline results In 2009, UK emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol were estimated to be 566.3 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This was 8.7 per cent lower than the 2008 figure of 620.5 million tonnes. Between 2008 and 2009 there ...

  • Masdar Institute and Xylem Inc. Sign Agreement to Develop Sustainability Indicators for Abu Dhabi’s Water and Energy Sectors

    The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, and Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology provider, today jointly announced a research collaboration to establish sustainability indicators such as energy and cost performance of processes and equipment for water, wastewater ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Push for soil indicators to help monitor SDGs

    A group of land and soil specialists has proposed three indicators to measure land use and soil health that they say could help the UN monitor its future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN's Millennium Development Goals, which expire this year, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • More dynamic indicators needed to measure phosphorus’s availability

    Current knowledge on the availability of mineral resources is explored in a recent study, which focuses on phosphorus as a key example. Static measures of availability, such as the consumption-to-production ratio, are useful as early warning signals, the researchers suggest, but more dynamic indicators that consider technological development and population change are needed to better inform ...

  • Study indicates a changing climate in the south-east

    The South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI) report: Climate variability and change in south-eastern Australia, highlights the effects of climate variability and change on the water resources of the south-east. The SEACI report is a synthesis of findings resulting from the first phase of a collaborative research project between the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy ...

  • World Development Indicators 2010 data now available

    The World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010, released today, gives a statistical progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The WDI database, launched along with the World Bank's Open Data initiative to provide free data to all users, includes more than 900 indicators documenting the state of all the world's economies. The WDI covers education, health, poverty, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Entergy Corporation Once Again Named to Dow Jones North America and World Sustainability Indices and Carbon Disclosure Project Leadership Index

      NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation's sustainable practices in the areas of economic, environmental and social performance in 2011 resulted in its inclusion in two premiere leadership indices. Entergy (NYSE: ETR) was named to the 2012/2013 Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World Indices. The company was one of only two U.S. companies in the electric ...


    By Entergy

  • Sustainability of Construction Products

    New Construction Products Regulation Calls for Evidence for Environmental Indicators The new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) becomes effective by July 1, 2013. It replaces the previously effective legal provision of the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EWG of 1988 and contains that manufacturers of CE- marked construction products must guarantee the environmental ...


    By thinkstep

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