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City air pollution increases

13/5/2016

According to a WHO database some 80% of the people living in urban areas are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits. The assessment shows that 98% of cities in low- and middle income countries with more than 100 000 inhabitants exceed the quality guidelines while in high-income countries, the percentage is 56%. […]

Source: WHO

Monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from ships

2/5/2016

In the EU, there is comprehensive on-going work to develop and establish a system that ensures a uniform assessment and monitoring of carbon dioxide from sea transport. The work is carried out under the abbreviation MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) where carbon dioxide emissions from ships calling EU ports must be reported from 2018. The […]

Source: IMO, Aktuell Hållbarhet

Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled

24/3/2016

According to analysis by International Energy Agency (IEA), the energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for the second year in a row as the use of renewable energy surged. These preliminary figures confirm last year’s news of global CO2 emissions levels staying flat. According to IEA this indicates a decoupling of greenhouse gas emissions from economic […]

Source: IEA

Electric robot for home delivery

15/3/2016

A self-driving home delivery robot is presently being launched. The robot runs at a speed of 6.5 km per hour and carries 9 kg. The aim is to support the growing e-commerce through a cheap solution for consumer home delivery. The robot will carry out the last transport link which is often the most expensive […]

Source: Conlogic 20160315

Analyses – Aviation in focus

11/3/2016

There is an increasing demand on reduction of environmental and climate impact from aviation. One reason is that aviation was not included in the climate agreement signed in Paris in 2015. This has led to requirements on the air industry themselves to introduce measures for climate gas emission reduction. This is not an easy task as […]

Source: Conlogic 2015/10/3

Super truck II

2/3/2016

In order to push manufacturers, the US Department of Energy announced its SuperTruck II initiative aiming to improve heavy-duty freight efficiency by more than 100 percent over the most fuel efficient tractor-trailer from 2009. Read more

Source: CCJ 20160302

Legal requirements updated

28/1/2016

Swedish legal requirement and routines has been updated. Updates is shown in the change log.

Source: Conlogic

Airbus launches a new fuel efficient aircraft

27/1/2016

Airbus launches the new A320Neo that is a development of previous A320. Through new engines and new design of wings, fuel consumption is reduced by 20 percent per seat. Noise level is also reduced.  

Source: SVD 2016-01-27

Modest concern on climate and environmental risks

20/1/2016

According to the CEO survey carried out by PwC prior to World Economic Forum in Davos risk related to climate and environment is considered the least serious out of 11 threats. More severe threats are more complicated regulations, geopolitical instability and uncertain exchange rates. Read more

Source: Miljörapporten 20 januari 2016

Mandatory reporting of non-financial information within the EU

19/1/2016

An open consultation on the directive requiring companies to report non-financial information within the EU is now open until April 15 this year. The directive is to be implemented in national legislation during the year. Read more

Source: Miljörapporten 20160119

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