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 …

EPA – Notice to @Volkswagen of #CleanAirAct Violations

Source: 09/18/2015: EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Clean Air Act Violations Carmaker allegedly used software that circumvents emissions testing for certain air pollutants Release Date: 09/18/2015 Contact Information: press@epa.gov Washington – Today (09/18/2015), EPA is issuing a notice of violation Read More …

Urban systems are relatively resource efficient, but also create multiple exposure patterns — EEA

Origen: 5. Safeguarding people from environmental risks to health — EEA Nearly 73% of the European population lives in cities, and this is projected to reach 82% in 2050 (UN, 2011; 2012b). Urban development in Europe, particularly the increasing trend in Read More …

Europe continues to phase out ozone layer-damaging chemicals — EEA

Source: Europe continues to phase out ozone layer-damaging chemicals — EEA Europe continues to make progress in phasing out chemicals which damage the ozone layer according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers the use Read More …

An increasingly multipolar world (GMT 6) — EEA

Source: An increasingly multipolar world (GMT 6) — EEA Driven by structural change, fast-growing workforces and trade liberalisation, developing regions are rapidly increasing their share of global economic output, trade and investment. For Europe, this rebalancing presents competitive threats but also Read More …