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Archive for February, 2008

CSE's Fortnightly News Bulletin – February 21, 2008

An e-bulletin from CSE, India, to our network of friends and professionals interested in environmental issues. INSIDE: Editorial: (By Sunita Narain) * Witness to opposition More in Down To Earth magazine * Cover story: How to spread bird flu * Related article: A bird flu over the commie nest * News: Goa's citizenry make themselves [...]

Climate Change Action by Government, Industry, Academia, and Citizens before G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

Date: March 18 (Tue.) 10:00 – 12:00 am. Place: Foreign Press Center, Kasumigaseki Climate change has become one of the hottest topics on Earth. With the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit approaching in July 2008, Japan has an opportunity to share with the world its latest initiatives and traditional wisdom in order to boost global awareness of the [...]

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

Positive Outlook for Conference in Berlin Short notice overcome by enthusiastic response Press room News articles on the Initiative (in German) Events 11.4.2008 - 13.4.2008, United States Generosity Weekend 16.6.2008 - 18.6.2008, Glasgow Civicus Youth Assembly A unique global youth forum encouraging young people to engage [...]

Building a Green Economy to End Poverty

Green for All has a simple but ambitious mission: to help build a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Per capita, the United States is the number one emitter of greenhouse gasses. The United States must now transition rapidly to a low-carbon economy, with an emphasis on renewable energy and conservation measures. This [...]

Inside Cleantech: VCs light up LEDs

Deal tracking: Funds flow to light and solar This week, investors shone on solar and LED power, and made other deals in waste treatment, lithium ion batteries, and wind power. Full Story >> Exclusive: Researchers and industry optimistic about hydrogen from aluminum Finally, a use for that giant ball of aluminum foil. Full Story [...]

Improved governance needed to reduce pension scheme risks

For immediate release: Monday, February 25th 2008. Improved governance needed to reduce pension scheme risks, Economist Intelligence Unit report finds The risk environment for UK pension schemes is becoming more severe, thanks to a combination of regulatory uncertainty, changes to life expectancy, the volatility of financial markets and [...]

PNN News Update February 25

2008-02-25 - Germany - climate Once more: biofuels from crops can increase CO2 emissions In a new study Tim Searchinger of the German Marshall Fund confirmes that converting forest and grassland to produce crops for biofuels produces unforeseen greenhouse gas emissions. Thus it increases ..continue... 2008-02-25 - International - [...]

ClimateBiz News :: February 21, 2008

Green-e to Certify Offsets for Consumers Green-e, the country's first certification program for carbon offsets, will launch a program next week to ensure that the products sold to offset activities such as flying or driving have been verified at each step. Studies Suggest Energy Productivity, Carbon Tax to Slash Emissions One study [...]

TakingITGlobal Dispatch 8.1: Corporate Social Responsibility

TakingITGlobal Member Impact Survey: Your Input is Needed! Has TakingITGlobal made a difference in your life? We would love to find out how TakingITGlobal has had an impact on you! Please share your insights and experiences on the TakingITGlobal site by filling out our online survey, which will be available until February 22, 2008. The survey is [...]


80% of all European largest companies have employee share plans 80% of all European largest companies had employee share plans in 2007, coming from 50% in 2000, 20% in 1994, 10% in 1986... A quick and recent development. All European countries are involved without any exception. However, some of them began earlier while others dawdled on the [...]

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