EU needs 2030 greenhouse gas target – Oettinger

EU needs 2030 greenhouse gas target – Oettinger A ‘realistic’ legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions needs to be agreed for 2030 if the EU is to achieve its ambitious aim of zero emissions by 2050, the EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger said today as he launched the …

Overcoming Hurdles to Clean Energy Commercialization

Overcoming Hurdles to Clean Energy Commercialization Posted: 20 Nov 2011 04:32 PM PST by David L. Levy In the absence of a global framework for regulating emissions, the future of the planet largely rests on choices by private firms and investors regarding which technologies to pursue and commercialize. Despite the …

Why the message from Rio+20 matters more than ever

Why the message from Rio+20 matters more than ever The upcoming summit must take account of the public’s psychological dimensions if it is going to transform climate change cynics into champions of sustainable living George Bernard Shaw saw the world as divided into two sorts of people. Those who looked …

Policy uncertainty hindering corporate Australia’s low-carbon strategy

Press release Press enquiries for Economist Intelligence Unit: Joanne McKenna: +44 (0)20 7576 8188 or [email protected] For immediate release: Monday, May 16th 2011 Policy uncertainty hindering corporate Australia’s low-carbon strategy Current uncertainty around Australia’s future environmental policies is hindering the development and implementation of corporate carbon-reduction strategies, according to a …

Sustainability Breakfast: Infrastructure and Sustainable Development

Sustainability Breakfast May 12 and 19, 2011 The Relevance of Infrastructure for Sustainable Development Inrate is pleased to invite you to the next Sustainability Breakfast. The event will take place on May 12 in Zurich and on May 19 in Geneva and will take up the topic “Infrastructure and Sustainable …

American Sustainable Business Council: March 2011 Newsletter

ASBC Newsletter: March 2011 Dear Friends, As businesspeople, we find the current situation in Wisconsin and around the country deeply troubling. The argument that budget deficits can or should be reduced by eliminating collective bargaining is misguided, unsustainable, and the wrong approach to solving deeper, more systemic economic issues. Nor …

Low Carbon Investment in Asia Briefing Event – Hong Kong

Publication from ASrIA Date: Friday, January 28, 2011, 9:00am – 11:30am Venue: 10th Floor, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Report Download •Sector report •Framework report Event Summary Investors Talk about Mainstreaming of Climate Considerations in Asia and the Challenges to Integrate Climate Change Criteria into Investment Decisions …