The annual Ashden Awards highlight the world's next climate champions. One of them is Build up Nepal, a social enterprise that empowers female rural entrepreneurs to create jobs and rebuild Nepal's post-disaster infrastructure.
Adair Turner –
Since 2006, the estimated costs of achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions from the world’s energy, building, industrial, and transport systems have plummeted. In most sectors, a green transition will cost consumers little.
KPMG used its 'True Value' methodology to assess the social and environmental impact of Ambuja Cements, a subsidiary of Holcim. The main risks were greenhouse gas emissions, water extraction and land disputes.
Medilyn Manibo –
The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Vaidehi Shah –
The CDL Green Gallery at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum is the first zero-energy gallery in Singapore. Eco-Business profiles the cutting-edge technologies that have helped achieve this.
The ability of scientists to make accurate predictions about future effects of CO2 will be boosted by vital data from a US satellite being launched to take a detailed inventory of the planet’s sinks and sources of carbon.
Medilyn Manibo –
Add this to China's mass manufacturing ability: a 3D printer in Shanghai can build 10 houses within 24 hours by repurposing China's 1.5 billion tonnes of construction waste into 'ink'.
Climate change creates a variety of risks for investors. The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) highlighted climate and carbon risks in its 2013 report 'Portfolio Carbon: Measuring, …
start2see and Build21c have undertaken a detailed analysis of all the significant greenhouse gas emission sources related to building (the structure of) a house. By breaking down emissions per material, …
start2see has completed a life cycle study for Aurora Construction Materials (ACM) in Melbourne, comparing the greenhouse gas emissions from E-Crete - a geopolymer based concrete product manufactured by ACM …