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  • Carbon reduction label hits £2bn consumer goods landmark

    The total annual retail value of consumer goods sold in the UK bearing the Carbon Reduction Label has reached £2 billion1 the Carbon Trust announced today, as new research shows that 9 out of 10 households in the UK bought a carbon labeled product in the last year2. The milestone figure comes as Tesco confirmed it has added the Carbon Reduction Label to its own brand dried egg ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Urban Reforestation for Ground-Level Ozone Reduction

    A new study – “Reforestation as a Novel Abatement and Compliance Measure for Ground-Level Ozone” – by The Nature Conservancy, University of Florida, ENVDAT Consulting and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • APEC goes carbon neutral

    For the first time ever, APEC meetings will offset their impact to the global climate. APEC's Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Working Group and Ministerial Meetings (24-29 August) will measure the impact of bringing delegates from across the Asia-Pacific to a single location. More importantly, they will offset that impact and support efforts in carbon reduction. The summit's carbon footprint ...

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • High performance advanced oxidation processes for TOC and COD reduction

    Never has industry been under such pressure to eliminate toxic pollutants and new challenging refractory organic contaminants from water. Conventional treatment methods are simply limited in their effectiveness against a wide range of emerging pollutants. The combination of state-of-the-art UV and ozone technologies with additional oxidant and catalytic process steps as well as extensive pilot ...


    By ESCO International

  • U.S. - Supported International Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative Continues Success

    An EPA report released today shows that the United States continues to provide significant support of the Methane to Markets Partnership to reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas over 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Current U.S. Methane to Markets projects, when fully implemented, will deliver estimated annual emission reductions equivalent to more than nine million metric tons ...

  • The GLAD Products Company Helps Minneapolis With Waste Reduction Efforts

    The GLAD Products Company is stepping up with support for Minneapolis area event organizers to help reduce waste. With this effort, Glad® hopes to help increase diversion numbers at local events over the next year by 70 to 90 percent, with the ultimate goal of these events diverting all but one bag of waste from landfill, with the rest going to recycling or composting. Through a joint effort ...


    By Clearstream Recycling, Inc.

  • EPA commends corporate leaders for major greenhouse gas reductions

    EPA is recognizing eight companies for achieving significant goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the agency’s Climate Leaders program. Twenty-seven companies are also being commended for announcing aggressive GHG reduction goals. Combined, the Climate Leaders companies are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents ...

  • Two Maine Organizations Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Two winners in Maine were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in ...

  • Rocky Mountain Institute Releases Solar Cost Reduction Roadmap

    Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) recently released a report, written with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative, that examines how to substantially reduce solar photovoltaic (PV) “soft” costs over the next eight years. The report, Non-Hardware “Soft” Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential ...

  • Emissions reductions masterplan futhers greening of UNEP’s global operations

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is today publishing an ambitious new strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and pave the way towards a zero emissions future. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP will introduce a wide range of efficiency measures across its global operations from reducing international air travel to cutting electricity and paper use in its offices. Between 2010 ...

  • Sony Achieves Over 30% Reduction in Global CO2 Emissions

    Announces achievement of targets set in its "Green Management 2010" mid-term environmental planSony Corporation ("Sony" or the "Company") today announced that it has achieved and/or exceeded the majority of the targets set out in its "Green Management 2010" ("GM2010") mid-term environmental plan, including an over 30% reduction in global CO2 emissions across its business sites compared with ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Massachusetts Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Eleven winners in Massachusetts were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s ...

  • Carbon Disclosure Project Recognizes The Clorox Company for Carbon Performance

    The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has recognized The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) for its actions to reduce emissions, address climate change and disclose climate change information. Since 2007, Clorox has reduced its GHG emissions by 13 percent per case of product sold against its goal of 10 percent by 2013. Clorox was also the first major company in the CPG industry to voluntarily disclose ...


    By Carbon Disclosure Project

  • What is the dollar value of carbon offsetting?

    An Imperial College University Study shows that for every 1 tonne of CO2 emission removed from the atmosphere through a carbon offset program- a further value of US$664 dollars is delivered in economic, social and environmental benefits for local communities around the world. Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CARBON EXPO 2010: carbon markets - developing solutions on the road to Cancún

    Around 3,000 participants from 110 countries and 240 exhibitors attended the carbon market’s leading global trade fair and conference for emission trading, carbon abatement solutions and new mitigation technologies in Cologne, organised by the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse. For three days, international emissions trading was the focal ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • The 2050 Imperative–Carbon Neutral Cities

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) has adopted a Declaration committing its member organizations and partners to exercise leadership in planning and designing sustainable, resilient, carbon-neutral and healthy built environments in the world’s cities and towns. Recognizing the central role architects play in planning and designing the built environment, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • AT&T included in carbon disclosure project`s carbon disclosure leadership index

    AT&T announced today that it has been included in Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). The CDLI recognizes the top companies by category in the S&P 500 (53 total) that provided the most comprehensive responses, in terms of the depth and breadth of their ...

  • Bank of America Among 16 Organizations Across the U.S. Recognized for Climate Action

    From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership ...

  • Manitoba’s GreenRegistry.org helps organizations meet the climate change challenge

    The government of Manitoba’s new climate change portal, www.GreenRegistry.org, was designed to provide organizations, families and individuals with information, guidance, and tools needed to respond to the climate change challenge. The Manitoba Government worked with the ...


    By CSA Standards

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