Forward-Thinking Companies Capitalize on the Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change

On 22/10/2014, in Climate Change, Environmental Risk, Sustainability Strategies, by Dr. Paola Fiore

Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change

 

The Earth’s climate is affected by many natural factors, such as the angle of the planet’s axis with respect to the sun, geological activity, oceans and greenhouse effect, in which the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, etc…) withhold incoming sunlight, thus creating a dynamic equilibrium that enables the creation and preservation of life.

Since the industrial revolution, the levels of carbon dioxide have increased by at least 30% due to the burning of fossil fuels and changes in land use (deforestation and urbanization).

This anthropogenic climate change process has exacerbated the greenhouse effect, increasing the average global temperature by 0,6ο C during the 20th century.

Continue reading ETICAMBIENTE® BLOG POST: “Forward-Thinking Companies Capitalize on the Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change” and engage in the conversation by submitting your comments »

 

 

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Get Your Green Host!

 

Want to Inspire and Encourage Innovation? You Need to Invest in New Green Jobs and Skills

Investing in New Green Jobs and Skills

 

Green jobs” are defined as “jobs that reduce the environmental impact of enterprises and economic sectors, ultimately to levels that are sustainable” (UNEP/ILO/IOE/ITUC, 2008). The broadness of this definition means that – potentially – almost every job can become greener.

Indeed, boundaries between “green” and “non-greenjobs are already becoming blurred.

For instance, in some countries “energy auditor” is viewed as a new, green job; in others, it is seen as a shift of competences for an existing profession: auditor. This blurring will intensify as more economic spheres improve their resource efficiency.

Continue reading ETICAMBIENTE® BLOG POST: “Want to Inspire and Encourage Innovation? You Need to Invest in New Green Jobs and Skills” and engage in the conversation by submitting your comments »

 

 

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Get Your Green Host!

 

#Meglio30: Risparmia energia anche a casa!

Paola_Fiore_ETICAMBIENTE_Testimonial_Campagna_#Meglio30

Paola Fiore, Fondatrice di ETICAMBIENTE® e Ambasciatrice del Progetto #Meglio30 in Italia.

 

La temperatura media di lavaggio in Europa è di 41°. In Italia si riesce a fare meglio con 40°. Se tutti i cittadini europei diminuissero la temperatura media del bucato di , si risparmierebbero oltre 2.300 GWh l’anno, equivalenti al consumo di energia elettrica di più di 300.000 persone.

Il risparmio energetico nazionale, derivante da una riduzione di soli della temperatura media di lavaggio, equivale infatti alle emissioni prodotte da oltre 124.000 automobili. Il tutto, a vantaggio di consumatori e ambiente, grazie a un piccolo cambiamento nelle abitudini di lavaggio dei cittadini.

A 30° in lavatrice si ottengono risultati eccellenti con il bucato. In tale modo, si possono ridurre le emissioni di CO2, si abbassa la bolletta dell’energia elettrica e si tutela l’ambiente; al tempo stesso, si assicura più lunga vita ai capi di abbigliamento, perché i tessuti non si danneggiano.

Continua a leggere il POST del BLOG di ETICAMBIENTE®: “#Meglio30: Risparmia energia anche a casa!” e partecipa alla conversazione lasciando i tuoi commenti »

 

 

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Get Your Green Host!

 

Could a New Green VAT System Encourage Sustainable Consumption and Production?

On 02/04/2014, in Environmental Economics, Environmental Finance, Sustainable Production, by Dr. Paola Fiore

Green VAT System and Sustainable Consumption and Production

 

A recent study has proposed a new economic tool designed to encourage a more sustainable production and consumption.

To ensure that the environmental impact of products is reflected in their cost, the authors of the research recommend a System of Green Value Added Tax (VAT) based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

The importance of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth is highlighted by the EU’s Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe and Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan.

Continue reading ETICAMBIENTE® BLOG POST: “Could a New Green VAT System Encourage Sustainable Consumption and Production?” and engage in the conversation by submitting your comments »

 

 

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Get Your Green Host!

 

Want To Improve Community-Level Green Behaviour? Try With Social Marketing

On 10/03/2014, in Education for Sustainability, Green Marketing, Social Marketing, by Dr. Paola Fiore

Social Marketing and Environmental Behaviour

 

A community-level initiative in the UK has successfully used social marketing techniques to encourage participants to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. On average, participants reduced their emissions footprint by 2 tonnes every year.

Based on the initiative, the authors of this study propose a framework to guide future community engagementThere is increasing emphasis on the role of community-level movements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In this study, researchers examine an initiative which utilized ”social marketing” to encourage a shift towards pro-environmental behaviours in the city of York, UK.

Continue reading ETICAMBIENTE® BLOG POST: “Want To Improve Community-Level Green Behaviour? Try With Social Marketing” and engage in the conversation by submitting your comments »

 

 

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Get Your Green Host!

 

Page 1 of 812345...Last »