Last week’s spending review has thrown up changes for the renewable & environmental market but the question is will these things benefit or hinder the UK’s approach to becoming a greener country? (more…)
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Corporate and Social Responsibility is critical to a company’s brand and often their positioning within the global economy. The essential need to reduce pollution continues to grab the headlines as we see Global Warming and Climate Change driving the behaviours of multinational corporations to change the way that they work and position themselves to be more compliant and responsible. (more…)
In a novel way to highlight the threat of global warming, the Maldives president, vice president, cabinet secretary and 11 ministers staged a 30 minute underwater meeting on Saturday calling on all countries to cut their carbon dioxide emissions.
President Mohammed Nasheed and 13 other government officials donned scuba gear and took their seats at a table on the sea floor — 20 feet (6 meters) below the surface of a lagoon off Girifushi, an island usually used for military training. (more…)
We hear a lot these days about climate change and the effects it will have in the future if we don’t cut our carbon emissions.
But what about the here and now? The world is already witnessing more destructive tropical cyclones, with much stronger winds. Just ask anyone who lives in or around Manila. Typhoon Ketsana, or Ondoy as it was known locally, wreaked havoc on Saturday when it struck landfall on the northern island of Luzon. 80% of the capital was under water within six hours and the cleanup operation is set to take several weeks.
The heavy rain brought by Ondoy inundated the homes of nearly 1.9 million people in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. The death toll currently stands at 246 and nearly 380,000 people have sought shelter in schools, churches and other evacuation centres. (more…)