A tax of EUR20 per tonne of carbon dioxide should be introduced to boost the economy and advance development of a low carbon economy, according to the Irish sustainable development council Comhar.
Businesses are being told to stop focusing on flashy green gimmicks that grab the headlines and concentrate on simple changes which will probably have a greater impact on their environmental performance.
Statistics which map how and where the CO2 is being produced in the UK have been published by Government.
Drinks giant Coca Cola has managed to shave five per cent off the weight of its cans in a move set to save 15,000 tonnes of aluminium in the EU each year.
Flagship infrastructure projects planned for Hong Kong will all be built according to high environmental standards, a Minister for the city state's government has said.
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