Browsing Archive: December, 2013

Business Innovation in a Living Economy, from Worldwatch Europe (Reports V)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Sunday, December 29, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 
One of the main puzzles of our time is how to avoid climate change and safeguard ecosystem health while simultaneously improving human wellbeing and enhancing social justice without destabilizing the economy.

Businesses have a very important role in the road towards a Living Economy – an economy that has as a goal to improve human wellbeing and quality of life, moving away from pointless consumerism, without compromising natural resources. How can business promote environmental and social su...

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4 News Outlets Ban Climate Change Deniers

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, In : Climate change 
4 News Outlets Ban Climate Change Deniers

By Kevin Mathews, on ecowatch.com.

If a climate change denier has no place to voice his opinion, does he still make a sound?

Earlier this year, Care2 writer Beth Buczynski debated the merits of publications eliminating the opinions of climate skeptics from their pages. On the one hand, it never seems right to stifle discussion, but on the other hand, is there a point where the facts are so overwhelming and the consequences so catastrophic that it’s tim...

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The Climate Change Performance Index - Results 2014 (Reports IV)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Climate change 

A comparison of the 58 top CO2 emitting nations

The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument supposed to enhance transparency in international climate politics. Its aim is to encourage political and social pressure on those countries which have, up to now, failed to take ambitious actions on climate protection as well as to highlight  countries with best-practice climate policies. On the basis of standardised criteria, the index evaluates and c...

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Attitudes towards biodiversity - Eurobarometer 2013 (Reports III)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, December 16, 2013, In : European Union 
Flash Eurobarometer 379 on "Attitudes towards biodiversity"
Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment 
Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Research and Speechwriting” Unit)

New Flash Eurobarometer survey shows attitudes towards biodiversity in the EU. The awareness of biodiversity increases in Europe, especially Austrians and Germans are street-smart with the w...

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EU: Best "LIFE Environment" projects 2012 (Reports II)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, December 14, 2013, In : European Union 
The Best LIFE Environment projects 2012 publication profiles those environment projects that were completed by the end of 2012 and were acknowledged at the LIFE Environment Awards as having achieved outstanding results.

For the ninth consecutive year, the awards highlighted best practices and innovative actions that can be replicated in other areas of Europe.

This year, a total of 13 LIFE projects were honoured with the accolade, 'Best' LIFE Environment project, while a further four projects w...

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Turn Down the Heat - World Bank, June 2013 (Reports I)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Climate change 
With the report "Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience", launched by the World Bank in June 2013, I'd like to initiate a series of blog posts presenting reports on environmental and sustainability issues, important for the whole world or a part of it.


In the report Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience, launched in June 2013, scientists look at the likely impacts on three vulnerable regions if the world ...

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