European Environment Agency
A new in-depth report about “resource efficiency indicators” is out from the European Commission DG Environment.
The in-depth reports are a series of publications, which take a comprehensive look at the latest science on key topics in environmental policy.
Resource efficiency forms a vital part of Europe 2020, the EU’s growth strategy towards a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. This In-Depth Report examines the progress in resource efficiency indicators, building on the EU’s Resource Efficiency Roadmap
Download the report here:http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/indepth_reports.htm
For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has publicly released a draft plan on how the department’s programmes will adapt to global warming, in a move that could lay additional groundwork…
Download the full Report here (55 pages)
Take a look through our new report that features 10 larger businesses that draw from entrepreneurial activity and are taking innovation forward at a grand scale.
This review follows on from last year’s Green Game-Changers report, which looked at small-scale sustainability innovators. The potential of these smaller players inspired this year’s review of the progress that large firms have made to adopt and scale up innovations. Within this remit we have honed in on those that have gone beyond product and process optimisation and have innovated their business models towards sustainability. Hertz, Philips, B&Q, Umicore, and Caterpillar are just a few of the companies who have spoken about their experiences.
The report was produced with research from Verdantix
The Green Investment Report aims to inform and inspire policy-makers and public and private finance providers to close the gap in delivering inclusive, sustainable growth.
Shaping a global economy fit for the 21st century is our greatest challenge. Such an economy in 2050 will satisfy the needs of more than 9 billion people, who will rightly demand equal opportunities for development. Delivering such inclusive development in a sustainable way, however, requires that we remain within the boundaries of what our planet can safely deliver. Economic growth and sustainability are inter-dependent, you cannot have one without the other, and greening investment is the pre-requisite to realizing both goals.
Download the report of the Green Growth Action Alliance here (40 pages)
The World Economic Forum has recently published “Global Risks 2013” – a report on how various factors affect the development of the world.
The report analyzes 50 global risks concerning their influence and interconnection, and the likelihood of them happening. The report is based on surveys of more than 1,000 experts in industry, government and academia.
The results show that the world is exposed to greater risks during economic crises, as these reduce our ability to deal with environmental issues. Income Gaps and economic deficits are factors that pose the greatest risks to the world. In third place was increased greenhouse gases.
Here are the links to the survey, thank you (closes 4th February)
TVB_ClimateChallenge Climate Change Business Poll A
TVB_ClimateChallenge Climate Change Business Poll B
Download the full Report here (86 pages)
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New low carbon Technology Innovation Needs Assessment reports for homes, buildings and industry launched
The role that new low carbon technologies can play in helping the UK meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving towards a green economy have been highlighted today with the publication of three in-depth reports into core areas of innovation..