Tag: Climate change

Big cloud names, White House launch climate impact planning tool

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new initiative launched by the White House, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the World Resources Institute has unveiled the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness to help corporations make long-term plans to cope with climate change. The initiative will tapped into big data analytics in an open-source platform to give interested parties access to climate data […]

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2015 temperatures hit record high globally

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
2015 temperatures hit record high globally

Below is a graphic from GHCN-M & ICOADS data sets provided by NOAA and published on Bloomberg. It shows how global temperatures have risen in the past century. The scary part is that temperatures climbed dramatically in the second half of 2015. More importantly, temperatures in December is was a whole 2 degree Fahrenheit above […]

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How ICT can help address climate change: Verizon

| June 12, 2015
How ICT can help address climate change: Verizon

Verizon’s Chris Lloyd talks about how the company supports the worldwide efforts to address global warming, and how the company’s communications solutions have empowered customers to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. Green ICT applications can result in significant savings in carbon emissions, says Verizon’s global corporate citizenship executive Chris Lloyd, who is also vice chair […]

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ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce has put its backing into ICT technologies that combat climate change – both causes and effect of global warming, […]

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Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

Scientists have launched a US$150 billion project – self-described as this century’s moon-landing challenge – aimed to reducing the cost of new build renewable energy plants to lower than new build coal power plants by as early as 2020. The 10-year program, aptly named Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change, will research renewables, energy […]

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Ericsson Sustainability report recognized as best in Sweden

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ericsson Sustainability report recognized as best in Sweden

Ericsson has been awarded a prestigious prize for Best Sustainability Report in Sweden by the national organization FAR, which represents about 6,000 accounting professionals. FAR is the professional institute for authorized public accountants, approved public accountants and other highly qualified professionals in the accountancy sector in Sweden. The 2014 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report – […]

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Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming. Source: Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

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Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Walmart is on track to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. Through its partnership with theSource: Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News

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Ericsson Targets 30% Per Employee CO2 Emissions Cut

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ericsson Targets 30% Per Employee CO2 Emissions Cut

In a video launch of Ericsson’s 2014 corporate sustainability report, Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, head of Ericsson sustainability and corporate responsibility, says the company is on track to meet its five-year goal to reduce CO2 emissions per employee by 30 percent. Source: Ericsson Targets 30% Per Employee CO2 Emissions Cut · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management & […]

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ITU launches Green ICT application challenge

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
ITU launches Green ICT application challenge

  ​     In support of the “World Environment Day” (WED) and to follow up on the Paris Call to Action on “Smart Sustainable Cities”, ITU and Telefónica have announced a Green ICT Application Challenge to uncover innovative ICT approaches and applications towards addressing global environmental issues in cities and urban areas. The submission period […]

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