This article may sound almost like a fiction, but it is worth a read as we found the predictions interesting.
Written by Robin Barton, a Green Lifestyle writer
2020 vision: Second-hand Prius, anyone? Car use declines across Europe as society returns to medieval values
-London becomes a Green bubble capital while the rest of the world is experiencing a depression
-Last paragraph, "The cap-and-trade policies in the US, the EU and Australia, brought about by the UN climate-change conference of 2009, were the first mistake. The EU had already committed to a 20 per cent cut in CO2 emissions from 1990 levels by next year, but thanks to its Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), running since 2005, these could be delivered while actual CO2 emissions rose. Alchemy indeed. And the EU's target of 20 per cent more energy from renewable sources has proved as hard to pin down as the wind itself."
BANthePHONEBOOK.org says, "up to 5 million trees are cut down each year to create the white pages phone book" and "over 80% of consumers would support an 'opt-in' program (only receive a white pages phone book if you request one)."
Buy Smart is a website launched this year and maintained by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), which provides free consultation and information on green purchasing.
[Theatro Naturale] Seven organisations have won the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Awards for excellence in environmental management.
The awards recognise outstanding achievements in environmental management. The 2009 awards focused on the supply chain including green procurement.
This year 32 organisations from 12 European countries were nominated. The seven winners were selected by a jury of six experts in the field of environmental management and public procurement.
Read the article on Theatro Naturale International.