IGPN - International Green Purchasing Network


News

Archives

2017
01   02  
2016
01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2015
01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2014
01   02   03   06   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2013
01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11  
2012
01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2011
01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2010
01   02   03   04   05   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2009
01   02   03   05   06   07   08   10   11   12  
2008
01   03   04   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2007
02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10  
2006
02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12  
2005
06   07   09   10   11  

Categories

News Archives

February 25, 2009

Green heroes needed to help save environment

UAE opened up a nationwide energy sustainability campaign called heroes of the UAE on the 17 Feb, in a bid to tackle their high ecological footprint and energy consumption habits.

The campaign, developed by the Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS), in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), is of immense prominence as the per capita energy consumption of the UAE residents are ranked the highest in the world.

“A sustainable UAE, Every child’s right” is the motto of the campaign that targets all communities and residents of the country across all age groups.

For further information visit the GULFNEWS web site

...continue to read

category : Topics

February 23, 2009

UK manufacturer of chocolates partners with dairy farmers to shrink the carbon footprint of milk chocolate

The drive to reduce emissions from milk production is part of confectioner Cadbury’s “Purple Goes Green” environmental initiative, which includes a goal to reduce the firm’s absolute carbon emissions by 50 percent come 2020.

In initiating the dairy project, the firm worked with the Carbon Trust to calculate the carbon footprint for its milk chocolate. And in drawing up the “Cadbury Guide to Low Carbon Dairy Farming,” which embraces the action points and other farm management best practices, the firm seeks to bear down on carbon dioxide, which contributes to 23 percent of the emissions from an average and nitrous oxide, which is responsible for 52 percent.

“Reducing our emissions is an exciting challenge,” Ian Walsh, Cadbury’s global head of environment, said in a statement. “When I started in this role I had no idea I would find myself in a field in a field in Wiltshire discussing how to reduce the carbon emissions from burping cows. But it does demonstrate Cadbury’s determination to examine every level of our supply chain”

For further information visit the GreenBiz web site

...continue to read

category : Topics

February 17, 2009

Energy savings ‘driving up consumption’, study warns

Recently, the EU has made energy efficiency a priority of its fight against climate change. One arm of its strategy is the new energy labelling scheme proposed by the EC (European Commission) in November 2008.

Scottish researchers have warned of rising consumer demand for energy resulting from increased efficiency of electrical products, calling for policies to ensure that gains or not offset by rising demand.

The case studies from Scotland and other parts of the UK show that improving energy efficiency is likely to partially, or in extreme cases wholly, offset energy savings.

Also, they find that efficiency improvements lead to higher CO2 levels, as industry seeks to benefit from lower energy prices.

For further information visit the WBCSD web site

...continue to read

category : Topics


Focus on

Information

IGPN Events