Month: June 1999
International protocol planned to cover measuring and reporting business greenhouse gases
An international group of business, governmental, and environmental organisations has formed a partnership to develop an international protocol for measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from business.
Kyoto Protocol may fail but some actions already underway
With crucial hurdles still to be overcome, there is a good chance that the Kyoto Protocol climate change negotiations may fail to bring the agreement into force. Even then, according to Greenpeace, proposals currently on the negotiating table could "completely undermine the Protocol's already limited environmental effectiveness". The good news though, is that a few countries and companies are taking the initiative and already committing to voluntary greenhouse gas reductions.
UK business buys into sustainability, survey shows
According to a recent survey by management consultancy Arthur D Little, over 80% of executives believe their companies can derive real business value by implementing a sustainable development approach to strategy and operations across the organisation.
Changing materials can account for one-third of Euro greenhouse gas emissions
While most attention to ways to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases is focused on energy, new research reveals that nearly one-third of the reduction in these emissions in Western Europe can be achieved by changing the use of materials. For moderate emission reductions, most changes would occur in materials production and waste handling. More severe reductions require substitution of materials.
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