Valorisez votre téléphone portable: recyclage "made in Geneva"

Les Etablissement publics pour l’intégration (EPI) ont mis en place depuis 10 ans un atelier de récupération et de recyclage des déchets électroniques issus de la bureautique, en partenariat avec 1500 entreprise de Genève. Ils développent aujourd’hui la récupération de téléphones portables.

7th march 2012, R20: Regions building the Green Economy

R20 Founding Chair Arnold Schwarzenegger, joined by a delegation of regional leaders, will present the Declaration of Regions

The Equator Principles: Why do FIs consider ESRA ?

The Equator Principles (EPs) are a credit risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance transactions. Project finance is often used to fund the development and construction of major infrastructure and industrial projects. The EPs are adopted voluntarily by financial institutions and are applied where total project capital costs exceed US$10 million. The EPs are primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence to support responsible risk decision-making.


Jan Dusik, Steven Stone, Ron Witt, Jiri Jlavacek on recent UNEP meetings

U.K. Firm To Raise $500 Million For Asia Clean-Tech

U.K. investment firm Sustainable Development Capital LLP plans to raise more than $500 million to invest over the next two to three years in specialist funds and companies involved in environmental projects in Asia, its chief executive said.

The London-based investment and advisory company will tap pension funds, private equity firms and wealthy individuals for investments. The firm will fund projects dealing with water treatment, sustainable land management and low-carbon transport systems, chief executive Jonathan Maxwell told Reuters.

Financing Green Growth in a resource-constrained World

In 2011, floods in Thailand cost the economy US$ 45 billion (7% of its GDP) with disruptions to many global supply chains. Floods in the Philippines have claimed at least 1,500 lives and caused corresponding negative impacts to infrastructure and land. Meanwhile, parts of China have experienced their worst drought in 60 years, with over 4 million farmers facing severe water shortages. Two failed rainy seasons across Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda have created the worst drought since 1950, affecting more than 10 million people and pushing food prices upward across the region. In 2010, 17 million people were affected by floods in Pakistan, making it the country’s most expensive natural disaster, while an autumn drought in the Amazon brought river flow to its lowest level since 1902 in some parts.
The scale and frequency of these kinds of weather shocks, combined with long-term economic forecasts of climate change impacts and fossil fuel costs, are having a political as well as an economic impact.

Mer d'Aral bis ?

The Drying of Iran's Lake Urmia and its Environmental Consequences

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Ville Vivante: Genève un vendredi, à 18h

Today on February 20, two days before the opening of the Lift12 conference – and an excellent example of Lift’s examination of new technology trends – is the launch of “Genève, Ville Vivante”. This is a fascinating visual representation of the movement of people in the city, made possible by geolocalization of anonymized mobile phone data. Impressive animations and large panels will explain what new perspectives of the city these digital traces offer.

The bigger the company, the more opportunity for sustainability

Sustainability is a hot topic for private companies, especially in the lead up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June.
For the media company Bloomberg, sustainability just makes good business sense according to Curtis Ravenel, who is the Global Head of Sustainability there.
He says the company gets a 52% return on investment on the environmental projects and that other businesses can achieve similar success by going for long-term projects that are financially viable, particularly as technology improves.


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