27/03/2012

Sustainability Now a Strategy, Not Just a Report

livelihoods, sustainabilityBy Scott Bolick, Vice President, Sustainability Solution ManagementSAP

I am often asked about the changes that I have seen in the sustainability market since SAP formally launched its efforts in early 2009. It is clear that sustainability has and will continue to rise in importance as mega-trends create pricing pressures on energy and other resources; product safety regulations expand across all regions; financial analysts begin to look at sustainability in company valuations; and stakeholders leverage social media to drive more sustainable behavior.

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15/03/2012

Healthy wetlands, healthy people: a review of wetlands and human health interactions

wetlands.jpgThe Ramsar Convention one of the major Livelihoods partners since its inception has published with World Health Organization (WHO) a report on conservation and protection of wetlands.

The report

Just published jointly by the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention and WHO, this report provides advice to wetland managers and decision-makers on the range of complex issues concerning wetland conservation, and protecting and promoting human health and well-being. It considers wetland ecosystem services and products as well as the sustainability factor wetlands provide to livelihoods and socio-economics conditions.

 

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13/03/2012

Agriculture and forestry, weapons against greenhouse gas emissions

Livelihoods, union européenne, gaz à effet de serreA press release from the French Press Agency that shows awareness work by international institutions reporting to environmental issues, and encourages us further in our goals of reduction and offset

BRUSSELS - Agriculture and forestry will need to participate in the effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), welcomed Monday the European Commission by proposing to establish common rules for accounting for GHG emissions.

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