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[16 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,615 views]
Energy industry is hesitant to invest in green R&D

A survey about the energy mix and responsiveness of 200 firms (so far) in the energy industry across 7 countries was conducted, and its results were presented in a side event last week. It studied where investments and capital expenditure from energy companies were going, and revealed a reactive approach from the industry.

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[12 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,402 views]
Nokia Siemens Networks create energy efficiency in mobile telecommunications

The communications industry is a high carbon polluter, but you would never suspect it. Nokia Siemens Networks is a company committed to reducing their carbon footprint, and have used their Flexi Base Station technology to dramatically reduce the emissions of their products to allow a more environmentally sustainable spread of communications throughout the world.

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[11 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,837 views]
India’s private sector hopeless in climate change, relying on government to act

Yesterday’s side event from the Asian Development Bank about “Private Sector Solutions for Asia and the Pacific” revealed that the Indian private sector is waiting for their governments to provide an environment for them to act. The event also revealed that really do not understand how climate change makes business sense.

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[11 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,362 views]
Pushing forward the frontiers… from COP-15 into space!

There are talks that COP-15 lacks scientific background regarding its main focus – the issue of climate change. However, if you visit the exhibition “Space for Earth” and observe the realistic model of the newest “CryoSat-2”, you may have to rethink your point of view.

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[10 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,276 views]
Bolivian COP-15 delegation overconsume paper

There are the now-famous statistics for COP-15’s carbon emissions, but here is a G-1 Billion exclusive. The Bolivian delegation printed in ridiculous excess on Monday, printing reams upon reams of paper in single-sided. They knew they were doing wrong, but were too ashamed and cowardly to admit! See the video.

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[10 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,924 views]
Is business lazy with respect to climate change technologies?

Corporate representatives argued at the Road to Copenhagen 3 conference that in order for the development of climate change technologies to occur, governments should provide business with predictability, subsidies and a direction. Why should governments provide this now? When did business ever need these things in order to innovate, especially in the realm of climate change?!

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[8 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 1,287 views]
Green Jobs from the Road to Copenhagen

Today, I’ve been in Malmö, Sweden, for Day One of the Road to Copenhagen event. This political platform, fronted by the three formidable women Margot Wallstrom, Gro Harlem Brundtland and Mary Robinson, has been pushing for a meaningful and binding deal in Copenhagen for 3 years now.

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[8 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,232 views]
“Concrete” ideas – but are they actionable?

There is a powerful expectation from the conference leaders to the delegates to provide concrete solutions and actionable points for people to pick up and implement. It is consensus that we need to break down high-level discussions into solutions. It appears that concise action points stop short of being actually practical solutions.

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[7 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,370 views]
Google insights into eco-consumer

Little experiment in users Google searches in 2007 and 2008 finds 5 popular items related with environmental keywords. It’s interesting to learn more about eco- consumer trends. But in a deeper lever it shows that people really care and do their efforts.