The ICLEI response to Durban outcomes stresses the need for international diplomacy to match the pace of local action.
The need to drive down energy costs and consumption and make more efficient use of natural resources are the main forces behind a significant growth in spending on green goods and services by UK business over the next four years, a new report forecasts.
The European Commission has set out a 'roadmap' aimed at transforming Europe's economy into a sustainable one by 2050. The Roadmap to a resource-efficient Europe outlines how we can achieve the resource efficient growth which is essential for our future wellbeing and prosperity.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified energy efficiency as the most cost effective way to reduce carbon emissions. Here at ANSWER, we believe that the best energy is energy you don't use (closely followed by energy you can make yourself), so its encouraging to see major resources from the world's largest per capita polluter being directed this way.
...but need financial support so they don't go into the red, says the UK's Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
A new report by the FSB - Making Sense of Going Green - highlights the need for environmental support that is tailored specifically to take account of the circumstances of SMEs. As well as finance, the report also identifies other areas of specific support - including smart metering and specialist information.
The European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. Emissions from the 27 member states stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, which is over half way to the target of a 20% reduction by 2020.