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Issue No. 42 : April 2014

Our Perspective

Climate Change is a Stakeholder’s Business

Climate change is deemed as one of the major environmental problems that the world faces today. Its impact is seen through the melting polar ice caps, heavier than normal rainfalls and thunderstorms, rising sea levels and the increase of the Earth’s temperature. The recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) reiterated this fact and reported that the world is already experiencing the impacts of climate change as it continues to endanger the Earth, along with its vulnerable populations, industries and ecosystems. Read More

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Industry Updates

Manufacturers Cite Carbon Footprint as Major Reason to Improve Energy Management

Manufacturing companies say that reducing their carbon footprint and rising energy bills are the main reasons for implementing or considering energy efficiency measures, according to a new report. Read More

China, US, Canada Lead Global CCS

Large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects worldwide are set to make significant progress this year, including two projects that will begin operations in North America. The first large-scale CCS projects in the power sector, SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project in Canada and Southern Company’s Kemper County project in the US are nearing operation. Read More

Climate Leadership Awards Given

Fifteen organizations and two individuals were recognized as the 2014 winners of Climate Leadership Awards. Read More

Emerging Economies Continue to Lead on Climate Change Legislation

Nations have passed almost 500 laws to tackle climate change, with emerging economies led by China and Mexico making the most progress during 2013, according to a new study by Globe International, Global Legislators Organisation. Read More

ISO 14001 Survey Results Released

Nearly three-quarters of respondents indicated ‘high’ or ‘very high’ value for meeting legal requirements and improving an organization’s environmental performance, according to a recent ISO survey. Read More

China Environmental Spending to Top $8 Billion to 2015

China is expected to invest more than 5 trillion yuan (USD817 billion) in environmental protection during the 12th Five-year Plan period (2011-2015), an environmental protection official said on Saturday. Read More

Environmental Taxes Could Add €35bn to EU Revenue by 2016

Around €35bn (£29bn) of additional revenue could be raised by introducing or extending environmental taxes across twelve European Union Member States, new research suggests. Read More

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Sensitive Species Investigations: Do Burrowing Owls Actually Burrow?

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UK Businesses’ Preparation for International Climate Change Impacts

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