Visualising #Blockchain applied to EHS&S* management

(*) EHS&S: Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability  Blockchain[1] is, according to experts, the most outstanding emerging technology since the creation of the Internet; one of the most recent technologies expected to lead a real disruption in our lifes, from directors Read More …

The #BSC60years book: an essential piece in #OSH history

The British Safety Council (est. 1957 by James Tye) is one of the world’s leading Health and Safety organisations (“British Safety Council,” n.d.) Thus, 2017 is the BSC 60th anniversary. A remarkable milestone that is being celebrated with a number of Read More …

Sustainability disruption, Scandinavian epicentre

Since its re-conceptualisation in the 1980´s, culminated with the Brundtland Report (Commission on Environment and Development, 1987) (“Our Common Future,” n.d.), sustainable development and, namely, organisations´ sustainability are concepts in steady, sound expansion worldwide. Featuring different approaches, peculiarities and qualitative and quantitative Read More …

COP21 — 10 photos of a changing world — United Nations Conference on Climate Change

Source: COP21 — 10 photos of a changing world — United Nations Conference on Climate Change 01 / Satellite images from the Arctic ice pack in September 2005 and again in September 2007 The Arctic ice pack is most extensive in the Read More …

Health and environment — EEA

Source: Health and environment — EEA The quality of Europe’s drinking and bathing water have improved but air and noise pollution continue to cause serious health impacts. About 460 000 premature deaths were attributed to fine particulate matter in 2011. Further Read More …

Tips for your home – EU Climate Action

Source: Tips for your home – EU Climate Action By taking small steps, you can save energy and money while helping to protect the environment. Heating 70% of the energy used by households in the EU is spent on heating homes and Read More …

Workers’ safety and health in green jobs – @EU_OSHA

Source: Workers’ safety and health in green jobs – EU-OSHA The EU is working hard to balance economic growth with the need to protect the environment, and has set itself challenging targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency Read More …

Three tangential aspects of the Volkswagen issue: sustainability reports, the EPA Agency and the value of values

If I´d have to describe briefly the Volkswagen´s manoeuvre regarding its Clean Air Act Violations, it may look like this: Lots of pages were already written on the Volkswagen´s case. One of the quickest and more accurate interpretation of the issue, Read More …

European Commission statement on air pollutant car emissions

Source: Press release – European Commission statement on air pollutant car emissions Brussels, 24 September 2015 European Commission calls for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions In the wake of revelations that car manufacturer Read More …

Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change?

Source: Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change? — EEA Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. Read More …

‘Manifesto’ highlights role and core values of climate knowledge brokers – Stockholm Environment Institute

Source: ‘Manifesto’ highlights role and core values of climate knowledge brokers – Stockholm Environment Institute Written by Anneli Sundin Monday, 21 September 2015 17:13 SEI’s Oxford Centre, developer of weADAPT, endorses vision to raise awareness, provide high-quality and tailored information, Read More …

Climate change and cities — EEA

Source: Climate change and cities — EEA Most Europeans now live in cities, so the choices we make about urban infrastructure will have a large influence on how well we cope with climate change. More frequent rainfall, flooding, and heatwaves are Read More …