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  • Cloud Computing study for Microsoft shows dramatic reduction in carbon emissions

    A study commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by WSP and Accenture reveals that businesses choosing to run their applications through 'cloud computing' can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net of 30% or more, compared to using traditional on-site server rooms. Cloud computing is large-scale, shared IT infrastructure available over the internet and is widely acknowledged as ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • NHS faced with carbon reduction challenge

    The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) trusts have less than 20 months to meet an ambitious target to slash NHS carbon emissions by 15 percent. The NHS sustainable development unit put a draft carbon reduction strategy, Saving Carbon, Improving Health, out to consultation at the end of May. It sparked such debate among managers that the consultation period has been extended to the end of ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Morgan Stanley recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project for leadership in carbon emissions mitigation

    Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that it has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 551 institutional investors with $71 trillion in assets, for the action it is taking to reduce emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change. CDP has included Morgan Stanley in its Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). This index highlights companies within the ...

  • Americans` carbon emissions twice as big as others, says new MIT research

    Whether you live in a mansion or you are homeless on the street, whether you enjoy eating only raw fruits and vegetables or you must have filet mignon, whether you are a jet-setter or a home-bound retiree - anyone who lives in the United States contributes more than twice as much greenhouse gas to the atmosphere as the per capita global average. A class at the Massachusetts Institute of ...

  • Planning the war on carbon

    One of the basic elements of warfare planning is to gather together your best generals and the most up to date intelligence to forge a campaign strategy that strikes at the enemy’s weakest point while maximizing the impact of whatever is your strategic advantage. That is exactly what is going to take place later this month in Toronto, Canada, when a diverse group of thought leaders will ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • High carbon suppliers beware – carbon performance offers major risk, or reward

    A new study* from Carbon Trust Advisory of senior managers has found that 50% of multinationals look set to select their suppliers based upon carbon performance in the future. According to the research, 29% of suppliers are likely to lose their places on 'green supply ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • High carbon suppliers beware – carbon performance offers major risk, or reward

    Shareholder pressure to cut ‘cradle to grave’ product emissions look set to lead multinationals to select low carbon suppliers, Carbon Trust Advisory report finds. A new study* from Carbon Trust Advisory of senior managers has found that 50% of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Chris Huhne speech to the carbon show

    It is a great pleasure to be here today for the opening of the Carbon Show, and to see such energy and enthusiasm on display. Emissions trading is an economic curiosity. It is a negative market. For the first time in human history, we are trading in consequences. That the carbon market exists – and is successful - is testament to just how far we’ve come. The US National Air ...

  • The NHS unveils plans to slash its carbon footprint

    The NHS has pledged to become one of England's leading sustainable and low carbon organisations and to meet the Government's target of an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. This pledge is set out in a new Strategy, Saving Carbon, Improving Health, which will be launched by NHS Chief Executive, David Nicholson, and NHS Sustainable Development Unit Director, Dr David Pencheon. The ...


  • Greenstone Carbon Management to exhibit at Green IT Expo

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The Green IT Expo on the 10th – 11th November 2009. Greenstone will showcase its carbon accounting software suite Acco2unt* and the recent addition Green IT. Green IT allows large organisations to accurately audit and rationalise their IT estate – such as desktop computers, ...


    By Greenstone

  • Latest RGGI auction shows strength of carbon markets

    The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation's first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, have announced the results of their 20th auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances. 38,782,076 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction, held Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at a clearing price of $3.21. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • David Kidney speech - the low carbon industrial strategy and the role of further education

    Delighted to have the opportunity to be here this morning. Thank you to the foundation for inviting me to speak here today. I am sorry I am unable to stay for the entire event but I very much wanted to show my support for the work that the New Engineering Foundation does, to talk a little about how this work complements government policy, particularly in the area of energy and climate change, and ...


  • National and Regional Commitments Drive Carbon Trading in Gap Left by Kyoto

    In its annual review, CCBJ brings readers up to date on the global carbon trading market and talks to U.S. companies positioning to deliver the carbon-related products and services that will be demanded in ever greater quantities in the United States over the next decade. After five consecutive years of robust growth, the total value of the global carbon market has stalled at around $142 billion ...

  • Greenstone Carbon Management to showcase at Green IT Expo, Barbican Exhibition Centre, London (UK)

    Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced that it will be exhibiting at The Green IT Expo on the 10th – 11th November 2009. Greenstone will showcase its carbon accounting software suite Acco2unt* and the recent addition Green IT. Green IT allows large organisations to accurately audit and rationalise their IT estate – such as desktop computers, ...


  • Air pollution slows growth of coral reefs in the Caribbean

    Periods of slow growth observed in coral reefs in the Caribbean are caused by aerosols in the air from pollution and volcanic activity, recent research suggests. Aerosols cause cooler sea surface temperatures and reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the coral, both of which slow coral growth. Coral reefs are among the world’s most important ecosystems, providing habitats for many marine ...

  • Biodiversity loss: now for the hard part

    Last month's Nagoya summit on biodiversity reached some important agreements. The challenge is to ensure that they are fully implemented. What a difference a year makes. One year ago, those clamouring for strong international action to combat the effects of global warming were optimistically looking forward to a high-level meeting in Copenhagen they hoped would launch a new global ...


    By SciDev.Net

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