sustainable development News

  • UL Executes Contract with Greenhealth Exchange for Groundbreaking Sustainability Data in Health Care

    UL, the science safety company dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, announced today that it has entered into a unique, multi-year agreement with Greenhealth Exchange (GX)—a purchasing cooperative that makes it easy to source safer and healthier products and services used in health care settings. As part of the agreement, UL will license PurView, a flexible platform ...


    By UL LLC

  • Federal Trade Arm, the U.S. Commercial Service provides support for CH2M contract to manage development of India`s first smart capital city

    With support from the U.S. Department of Commerce's trade promotion arm the U.S. Commercial Service, CH2M and the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh Capital Regional Development Authority have entered into a contract to develop Amaravati as India's first smart capital city. CH2M was selected as program manager to implement major infrastructure developments integrating digital technologies and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Income and energy efficiency projections key determinants of future CO2 emissions

    To assess future climate change, it is important to have an understanding of future long-term emissions.  Model-based scenarios are often used for this purpose. A new study published in ‘Nature Climate Change’ has brought together 6 different energy-economy-climate modeling teams to look at the sensitivity of future CO2 emissions to the major drivers. Economic ...

  • New FleetMind White Paper Examines Internet of Things (IoT) for Smarter Waste Collection Services

    FleetMind Solutions today published an industry white paper entitled: “THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT): Making Waste Collection Part of a Smarter Future”. This white paper looks at how waste management organizations are increasingly deploying IoT systems to monitor waste, vehicles, drivers and customers for smarter and more sustainable operations. “IoT is all about connecting and ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Launch of gogreengas BioSNG Pilot Plant

    Proven technology has the potential to meet one third of the UK’s domestic heat requirements. Construction has begun on a new green energy plant that will be the world’s first commercially viable facility to convert household waste to a green gas called bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) – which emits 80% less carbon dioxide than the diesel used widely in the UK. The ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • E-waste recyclers discuss future trends

    The Internet of Things is one of the key trends of the future. Already today, 15 billion things are digitally connected with one another and experts predict an increase to 50 billion devices in the IoT (Internet of Things) by the year 2020. These things include not only computers, tablets and smartphones, but also wearables, consumer electronics and the vehicles we use. However, although this ...

  • TSCA: EPA releases proposed chemical risk evaluation process under new TSCA

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a process for conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation, under the conditions of use. 82 Fed, Reg. 7562. The process would not consider ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • 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

  • Sustainable Development - Is it Acheivable?

    Despite constant media coverage highlighting the ongoing battle against the effects of climate change, sustainability is not as high up the agenda as it should be. This is the main conclusion of research published today by Wavin Plastics, the UK’s leading provider of water management solutions. Almost nine out of ten (85 per cent) construction professionals believe that urban flooding will ...


  • Sustainable Development Commission Fails to Sustain Enthusiasm

    NEW YORK, New York, April 26, 2005 (ENS) - Four days after the Commission on Sustainable Development closed its 13th meeting at UN ...

  • Developing solutions for sustainable water management

    This policy brief, published by the International Project Office of the Global Water System Project and produced to inform the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), outlines how scientists and policymakers can advance water security by focusing on interdisciplinary research, and ensuring that all stakeholders ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water critical to Sustainable Development Goals

    Tomorrow, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Without water, however, these goals cannot be achieved. SIWI will be in New York to further amplify the importance of water to the global development agenda. The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York, convened as a ...

  • Allianz sustainable development report 2010

    Allianz CEO Michael Diekmann launches the German insurer"s Sustainable Development Report 2010 and reflects on the challenges the insurance business and the world at large will have to face in the years ahead. In 120 years of managing risk for our clients all over the world, Allianz has faced countless ...

  • Towards sustainable development of palm oil

    Oil palm growers, the food, cosmetics and oil industry, governments, scientists and environmental and social groups from all over the world participate this week in the 11th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT11 RSPO). The main theme of this year’s meeting is “RSPO Standard 2013. Understand. Apply. Embrace”. Wetlands International has been involved in the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Pakistan unveils sustainable development strategy

    Pakistan’s new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) boasts a ‘green action agenda’ and proposes to set up a knowledge management system that is based on science, technology and innovation. The strategy document, presented ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Coal Chemical & Sustainable Development Summit

    The Coal Chemical &, Sustainable Development Summit, which is co-organized by JF Pearson China, China Coal Processing &, Utilization Association,International Energy Conservation Environmental Protection Association,Indonesian Coal Mining Association and Indian Energy Forum, will be held in Beijing China on June 17th-18th, 2008. As the economy globalization speeds up, world oil price is ...


    By JF Pearson

  • Greening Trade Imperative for Sustainable Development

    Greening global trade is a vital step to achieving sustainable development, and developing countries are well positioned to help catalyze this transition, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). "In today's increasingly interconnected world, where trillions of dollars worth of goods and services are traded annually, greening global trade still ...

  • Homegrown solutions `crucial to sustainable development`

    Nurturing local innovations and technologies — and empowering the creativity of local people — could play a far greater role in helping the world achieve sustainable development, a forum has heard. There is a pressing need to shift from the dominant top-down approach to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Environmental cooperation, a platform for sustainable development

    Analyzing the relationship between environmental sustainability and commercial competitiveness and identifying opportunities for regional cooperation were the subjects of the North American Workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Competitiveness held this week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and its Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC). In ...

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