sustainable development News

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • PowerCell has received a patent for the reduction of carbon monoxide in reformate

    The leading Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has a unique reformer technology which makes it possible to extract hydrogen rich gas from biofuels and conventional fossil fuels. The company has received a patent for an improved and a more compact clean up system that reduces the amount of carbon monoxide in the gas. PowerCell manufactures fuel cell stacks and systems ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • Register Now for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinar Series

    As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, APR consistently seeks to recognize and promote innovations that enhance the recyclability of a new or existing package or container. APR promotes the long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is ...

  • World Water Day 2017 - Wastewater Management

    The 22 March is celebrated World Water Day with the motto Wastewater. The goal of this initiative that emerged in 1993 is to raise awareness about the conservation and development of water resources. In  ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • The 12th Eco Expo Asia Set For October Information Exchange on Green Tech

    Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the 12th Eco Expo Asia will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 26 to 29 October 2017. The Expo will showcase leading-edge environmental technology solutions from around the world, and ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • One of the World`s Largest Geothermal Power Plants Commences Commercial Operation

    Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today announced that the first unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant, one of the world's largest power plants, located in Indonesia's North Sumatra, has commenced commercial operation. The approximately 110 MW power plant, which combines flash and binary technologies to provide a high efficiency power plant and 100% ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Use a “Carbon Law” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    To bridge the gap between science-based targets focused on cutting greenhouse gases, and national commitments to such efforts, international experts propose in the highly renowned journal ‘Science’ a decadal roadmap strategy for achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century. They base this on a simple “carbon law” of halving anthropogenic carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions each ...

  • DC Water and Xylem celebrate the installation of the first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America

    Xylem (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, today presented to DC Water the first installation in North America of Flygt Concertor, the world's first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.  DC Water, one of the nation's leading water and wastewater innovators, has a well-established track record of piloting and adopting leading-edge technologies to evolve ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development

    The United Nations general assembly for determining a new sustainability agenda, commenced in New York today. Member states will formally adopt the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 accompanying targets resulting from the largest consultation process the UN has conducted in ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Overcoming cultural barriers to sustainable development

    'Moving towards a sustainable society means overcoming perceived barriers such as high consumption. A new report argues that policy makers can and must play a central role in this cultural evolution. The study uses an evolutionary framework to analyse the barriers to societal sustainability. The framework views culture as composed of three elements: worldviews, institutions and technologies. ...

  • Water, climate change and sustainable development

    At the Climate Change Committee's Fourth Thematic session on Tuesday, MEPs and experts discussed the complex links between global warming and the world's water. Water scarcity, climate change and sustainable development, it was agreed, are issues which are closely linked and cannot be successfully tackled in isolation. 'Water is one of the sources of climate change, but it is also an indicator of ...


    By European Parliament

  • Corporations’ Role in Global Sustainable Development

    As national governments flounder to resolve pressing global challenges, corporations are positioning themselves within the United Nations framework as efficient players and indispensable partners in international policy debates. But with their immense economic and political sway, can corporations be brought to the development table without the “corporate capture” of governance? In the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UN launches network for sustainable development

    A network of universities, research centres and technical institutions to provide practical sustainable development solutions has been launched by the UN. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), launched last month (9 August), will work with governments, UN agencies, the private sector and civil society organisations to identify and demonstrate new approaches to sustainable ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

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