Top 7 eco-buildings
2016-07-29 12:50:03

Top 7 eco-buildings

Green building refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, maintenance, renovation, demolition. In design involves finding the balance between homebuilding and the sustainable environment


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"Carbon majors" will face legal investigation
2016-07-29 12:05:03

"Carbon majors" will face legal investigation

The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated the human rights of millions of people living in the Phillippines

Economic losses and billion dollar disasters: just six months into the year the USA has experienced eight
2016-07-28 11:30:08

Economic losses and billion dollar disasters: just six months into the year the USA has experienced eight

We’re only halfway through 2016 and the U.S. has already seen eight weather and climate-related disasters* that have each met or exceeded $1 billion in damages. These eight disasters resulted in the loss of 30 lives, and caused at least $13.1 billion

Philanthropy's Role in Financing a Climate-Resilient World
2016-07-27 11:55:48

Philanthropy's Role in Financing a Climate-Resilient World

While mitigating the future impacts of climate change is crucial, there is a concurrent need to address the effects that are already present, and that are sure to increase.

Brazilian mine disaster – UN experts call for a timely resolution after the settlement suspension
2016-07-27 11:55:04

Brazilian mine disaster – UN experts call for a timely resolution after the settlement suspension

A group of United Nations human rights experts commended the decision of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice to suspend the settlement reached between the Government of Brazil and Samarco Mining S.A., and its parent companies Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltda

Making Climate Resilience a Core Part of City Development
2016-07-26 13:50:57

Making Climate Resilience a Core Part of City Development

As home to more than half the world’s population, cities are some of the places most vulnerable to the impacts of a warmer world. Yet in many ways, they’re still not equipped to deal with the challenges climate change presents

The Global Information Technology Report 2016
2016-07-26 13:05:46

The Global Information Technology Report 2016

Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016