New Report: 2’778 billion in 2013: The cost of not having a renewable energy infrastructure

New Report 2’778 billion in 2013: The cost of not having a renewable energy infrastructure   Perceptions stick: a majority of people today seem to believe (or worse: accept) that we cannot afford renewable energy technologies. This notions suggests that the alternative – maintaining the existing fossil energy infrastructure – …

Sustainability in Korea – Performance & Trends 2013

Sustainability in Korea 2013   Corporate Sustainability Korea: Performance & Trends 2013 The results of the 6th annual Korean ESG review show that management awareness for sustainability management has been further increasing, accelerated strongly since the financial crises of 2008/2009. However, certain areas remain challenging, with little improvement made over recent years. This …

Salvadoran Civil Society Groups Opposed to Carbon Credit Plan

Click for original article here By Edgardo Ayala SAN SALVADOR, Aug 2 2012 (IPS) – Civil society organisations are asking the World Bank to reject the Salvadoran government’s proposal to join a programme for reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to deforestation, on the argument that it will actually harm the …

The Future we want: final document of the Rio+20 Conference

1. We, the Heads of State and Government and high-level representatives, having met at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012, with the full participation of civil society, renew our commitment to sustainable development and to ensuring the promotion of an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future …

Oil and gas sector taps into sustainability, as new reporting guidance launched

Global Reporting Initiative press release For immediate release Wednesday 29 February 2012 Oil and gas sector taps into sustainability, as new reporting guidance launched Oil spills, carbon emissions and safety can now be reported on by companies in the oil and gas sector, thanks to new guidance published today (Wednesday …

Newsletter – Rio+20: Making it Happen Volume 2, Issue 24, 30 Dec 2011

Demographic trends are placing more pressure on water-stressed regions than ever before. With the global population expected to increase by up to 50 per-cent in the next fifty years, sustainable management of water resources will present a significant development challenge. In Volume 2, Issue 24, the Rio+20: Making it Happen …