For this week’s article I am proposing an altered version of the first paper I wrote for tthe sustainable strategy seminar during the course of my MBA in Sustainable Business and Energy at Presidio Graduate School.
For last quarter’s Leadership and Professional Development class at Pinchot University, I had to read this book and reflect about its teachings.
I was tired of reporting how the situation is bad in Australia because of the current politicians running the country. So for today’s post here are some good news from Down Under as it is becoming a global solar leader.
Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, is due to call over a billion Catholics to act on climate. Ahead of the Paris Climate talks later this year, this is a big move that may even more tilt the balance on action.
You must have read or heard about it by now : Denmark is willing to be powered by a hundred percent renewable energies by 2050. The government have set an interim goal of 35 percent by 2020. Additionally, the country is willing to cut by 34 percent its emissions by 2020 compared to 1990. This… Continue reading 100% renewables in Denmark by 2050
As Sustainable Business notes : ” As part of its new sustainability goals, 3M aims to improve its energy efficiency 25% by 2015. 3M’s 2015 Sustainability Goals build upon its record of environmental achievements, which go back to 1990. “ ” Since 1990, the company has cut greenhouse gases 72% and reduced solid waste indexed to sales by 66%.… Continue reading 3M announces new efficiency targets for 2015
Some six weeks ahead of Copenhagen, the Guardian published an article on how the European Union believes it is taking the lead on climate change mitigation. At first I was quite optimistic with the title. However there is nothing new: the EU is still willing to cut by 20 percent its emissions by 2020 and… Continue reading Does the European Union really leads on climate ?
Mankind as a whole – and particularly its leaders – is slow on acting against climate change, an issue that could be its doom if nothing was done fast and big to avoid the worst crises. Recently several articles – including on Grist and Dot Earth – have been published wondering if this fact was… Continue reading Is this really a problem of rhetoric ?
Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is not satisfied by the lack of attention given to environmental and social issues at the current Poznan talks. I was right in my article on sustainable development, our leaders only think about the economy, the economy and the economy. Climate change is… Continue reading Do our leaders care about the environment?