Gland, Switzerland, 16 December 2014 – Leaders from the aluminium sector today unveiled a new comprehensive standard that aims to improve the industry’s environmental, social and governance performance throughout its entire value chain, including plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. After a year-long development effort, the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Performance Standard [...]
By Heather Dugmore
Processed foods are the commodity group with the highest freight carbon footprint on South Africa’s major road corridors: the Gauteng-Cape Town corridor and the Gauteng-Durban corridor. This is according to data published by WWF-SA in: Low Carbon Frameworks: Transport: Understanding Freight Emissions.
‘Based on this, we commissioned a freight transport [...]
For the first time ever, a Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 has been created to celebrate the management efforts of the hundred most sustainable destinations on Earth. The Top 100 is the result of open calls in the social media, and of a selection process by 30 international experts in tourism sustainability including Jennifer Seif, [...]
The more action that is taken today on climate change, the more likely countries will push for stronger agreements tomorrow, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a high-level meeting today at the UN Climate Change Conference, known also as the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20). [...]
Pretoria - Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane will visit Zimbabwe on Friday to try to secure more water for the country. “Minister Mokonyane will meet her Zimbabwean counterpart, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Saviour Kasukuwere, to move towards the feasibility studies leading to the pumping of water to [...]
The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announced today as Member States head into the final three-day stretch of a major UN climate conference in Lima, Peru aimed at tackling the imminent [...]