Archives mensuelles : septembre 2013

World’s largest companies doing little on climate change

Published in SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES 09/13/2013

Companies such as Apple, Facebook and Amazon refuse to take part in CDP survey

Fifty of the 500 largest listed companies in the world are responsible for nearly three quarters of the group’s 3.6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, so finds the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 released this week. The carbon emitted by these 50 highest emitting companies, which primarily operate in the energy, materials and utilities sectors, has risen 1.65% to 2.54 billion metric tons over the past four years.Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013

The report is co-written by CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, and professional services firm PwC. It provides the most authoritative evaluation of corporate progress on climate change. The analysis is based on the climate and energy data of 389 companies listed on the FTSE Global 500 Equity Index, collected by CDP at the request of 722 institutional investors representing US$87 trillion in invested capital. This is a record number of investors now using CDP for insight on corporate environmental performance, as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed the landmark level of 400 parts per million and the world Continuer la lecture de World’s largest companies doing little on climate change 

Dans les antres de la 7ème édition de la Journée du transport public

Par Nicolas ROGIER, 21 septembre 2013

Grande opération nationale, la 7e édition de la Journée du transport public a eu lieu le mercredi 18 septembre 2013 à l’occasion de la Semaine européenne de la mobilité, avec le soutien du Ministère de l’Ecologie. Il est fort probable qu’au-delà d’un public finalement assez restreint, ces actions pourtant lourdes de sens par les enjeux d’avenir qu’elles abordent, ne produisent qu’un léger bruit de fond dans une actualité tellement chargée.

Le Parisien Libéré que j’achetai jeudi 18/09 en prenant mon café dans le « 9-3 » au gré d’un Continuer la lecture de Dans les antres de la 7ème édition de la Journée du transport public 

Pope Francis’ Vintage Renault Is Pretty Fly 09/11/13

Bucking tradition, Pope Francis could soon be seen tooling around the Vatican in a vintage Renault 4.

The vehicle, still in working condition despite clocking 190,000 miles, was given to the new leader of the Catholic Church by Fr. Renzo Zocca, an elderly priest from the northern Italian city of Verona.Vatican Pope New Car

The car was used by Zocca to minister to a hardscrabble, working-class community, according to Vatican Insider. Indeed, it was the car’s legacy of working with the poor that inspired Zocca to hand the keys over to the famously populist Pope Francis.

Earlier in August, Zocca wrote to Francis, asking if he could give him a gift, according to Vatican Insider. Zocca was shocked when Francis called him up. At first reluctant, Francis eventually agreed to take the car, which was Continuer la lecture de Pope Francis’ Vintage Renault Is Pretty Fly 

La distribución calcula que el nuevo impuesto ‘verde’ le costará 140 millones

Articulo de C. Delgado en EL PAÍS del 29/08/13

La mayor parte de la factura por el nuevo impuesto a los gases contaminantes que debe entrar en vigor el 1 de enero de 2014 la tendrán que pagar los supermercados y las grandes superficies, al menos según sus propios cálculos. El nuevo tributo grava los gases fluorados que usan los grandes congeladores y las neveras donde se exponen productos refrigerados. Según cálculos del sector de la propia distribución, las nuevas instalaciones o las recargas de gas para el mantenimiento anual de los aparatos les costará cerca de 140 Continuer la lecture de La distribución calcula que el nuevo impuesto ‘verde’ le costará 140 millones