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 …

Join the European Week for healthy workplaces for all ages

Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). Join the European Week for healthy workplaces for all ages1 The 2016 European Week for Safety and Health at Work – 24 to 28 October – a key part of the Healthy Read More …

Priorities for occupational safety and health research in Europe for the years 2013–2020 — @EU_OSHA

Source: Priorities for occupational safety and health research in Europe for the years 2013–2020 – Safety and health at work – EU-OSHA EU-OSHA’s report “Priorities for occupational safety and health research in Europe: 2013-2020” outlines the priorities for occupational safety 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 …