Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time.", April 2007, Running Time: 20:03
The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability
focuses on the second pillar - setting new standards and expectations
for business leadership. It is a guide to companies on their journey
to comprehensive sustainability - from the boardroom to the copy
room - and throughout the supply chain.
The Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products Guide and Resource Kit, updated in July 2011, is a toolbox designed to help corporate managers understand and find the best advice on how to purchase products originating from the world's forests.
Clean fresh water is essential to life. Unfortunately, since the Industrial Revolution, most of Europe's rivers have been treated unwisely as a convenient way of transporting waste to the sea, affecting the biodiversity of thousands of kilometers of waterways, harming human health, and in the end polluting coastal and marine waters.
The Water Data Centre provides the European entry point for water related data as part of the Water Information System for Europe (WISE). It contains downloadable European datasets, interactive data- and map viewers and more..The data are typically reported by countries according to EU water directives or under the EEA regulation through the Eionet. The data are further compiled and used in indicators, assessments and policy developments that are accessible through the thematic links in WISE.
Since 1997, the WBCSD has managed to raise the profile of water on the corporate agenda and has increasingly been recognized as the leading business voice on water.
A free and easy to use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.
The International Society for Industrial Ecology promotes industrial ecology as a way of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems, and facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and advocates who are interested in better integrating environmental concerns with economic activities. The mission of the ISIE is to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, policy, community development, and industrial practices.
The Energy Problem and the Interplay between Basic and Applied Research
The situation facing our planet could hardly be more dire: There's increasingly dangerous competition among nations for ever scarce energy resources, and climate change is racing ahead of predictions. Although Steven Chu believes "We are getting close to where it's very nervous time," he also sees "reason for hope."
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