“Yeşil Ekonomi El Kitabı” Yayında: Yeşil Ekonominin Yolu Nerede Geçiyor?

“Handbook of Green Economics” (Yeşil Ekonomi El Kitabı),  Academic Press (Elsevier) yayınları arasından çıktı. Çalışma, yeşil ekonominin tüm taraflarını ayrıntılı ve özenli bir şekilde ele alıyor. Editörlüğünü Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Turizm İşletmeciliği Bölümü öğretim üyesi Doç. Dr. Sevil Acar ve Bilkent Üniversitesi öğretim üyesi Prof. Dr. Erinç Yeldan’ın yaptığı “Handbook of Green Economics” (Yeşil Ekonomi El…

How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation

The United Nations estimates (PDF) that nearly 10 billion people will live in cities by 2050. According to a recent publication by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, urban eaters consume most of the food produced globally and maintain more resource-intensive diets including increased animal-source and processed foods — rich in salt, sugar and fats. At the same…

Report: Solar Installations to Spike 14% in 2020

Global solar installations will continue double-digit growth rates into the new decade, according to the new 2020 Global Photovoltaic (PV) Demand Forecast by IHS Markit. New annual installations in 2020 will reach 142 gigawatts (GW), a 14% rise over the previous year. The expected 142 gigawatts are seven times that of the entire capacity that had been…

6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020

Circular economy approaches advanced in 2019, particularly for plastics and packaging. The explosion of media interest in the ocean plastics crisis has driven both consumers and regulators to seek action. Companies are responding with new strategies to reduce waste. “There’s a stronger sense of urgency in the consumer products and retail space to move more…

The UK fashion sector is already on trend to miss 2020 waste targets

The United Kingdom’s fashion industry is not cutting waste fast enough to hit its December 2020 target of a 3.5 percent reduction, the Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) admitted Thursday. According to a progress report from the WRAP’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 (SCAP 2020) commitment, supply chain waste has dropped only by 1.4 percent…

Why the COP25 carbon market discussion failure matters

Nearly 200 nations gathered in Madrid last week for the 25th annual United Nations climate change conference. Representatives were there for two weeks to decide on international action — the longest amount of time that this process has lasted — and the outcomes did not meet expectations. “The international community lost an important opportunity to show…

The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to

The plastics industry has become acutely self-aware. Directive targets must be met; new processes researched, developed and launched; and consumer education delivered. And looming over all of this is the spectre of sustainability, and the demonisation of plastics. That’s the general consensus among some of Europe’s leading plastic industry commentators — the very people working to…

Levi Strauss & Co. Expands Chemical Screening in its Supply Chain

Levi Strauss & Co. formed a partnership with international testing services provider Hohenstein to use Oeko-Tex Eco Passport chemical product certification in the apparel-maker’s supply chain. LS&Co. said that Eco Passport complements an open-source program that the company had previously developed called Screened Chemistry. As LS&Co. explains, Screened Chemistry scrutinizes chemical formulations to prevent potentially hazardous compounds…

Report Report: Blockchain, forests, sustainability goals and more

2019 Progress Report (Climate Action 100+) assesses the ;progress that 161 focus companies, representing over two-thirds of global industrial GHG emissions, have made on climate-related topics, as part of their engagement with the Climate Action 100+ initiative. Key findings include: 70 percent have set long-term emissions reduction targets. 9 percent have emissions targets that are in…