New politics for clean energy.
New Politics for Clean Energy - Find out about the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership through the Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas Program (CLCP) as a driver thread and custom made solution to implement a transition path to achieve a Circular Economy framework approach. The CLCP initiative aims to 'close the loop' by complementing the measures contained in the policy and legislative proposals (eg. Extended Producer Responsibility - EPR and Design for Reverse Logistics - DFRL, other) and to contribute to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted in 2015, in particular, Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production and Goal 14 on conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development by challenging misconceptions about the global economy.
Efficiency is doing things right, effectiveness is doing the right thing. Peter F. Drucker.
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"Do you have the choice to refuse plastic when buying products such as food, drinks and cosmetics?". The only way to stop plastic pollution is for big companies to move away from single-use plastic! Tell them to invest in the "Circular Economy" business model solutions.The European Commission has presented a global strategy to try to stop the production of plastic waste that floods our oceans... And our bodies. Find here the main measures.
- Will "China’s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports" choke the world? Officials in the West are scrambling to cope with growing piles of plastics as Beijing banned the import of many recyclables on Jan 1, 2018.
- Wal-Mart Asks Its Suppliers to Stop Using Eight Chemicals. Serving 260 million customers per week, Walmart has become the first global retailer to join the #CE100 programme. Here a recent test of shelves scanning technology done by Walmart in search of efficiency & effectiveness and re-allocation of resources to face a greening deployment of materials and ingredients in the entire supply chain of their products (eg. logistics) as for example all Costa Rican export produce. #essentialCR
- Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Unilever makes a significant commitment on their plastic packaging - 100% recyclable, reusable and/or compostable by 2025, and timing could hardly be better with latest research on a new direction set to be published by New Plastics Economy initiative report, which aims to catalyse action by highlighting three key strategies for global plastic packaging (Briefing includes Ellen MacArthur Foundation CEO Andrew Morlet): producers have a responsibility to choose waste and pollution free design in their products and packaging.
(iii) A. Shahrizalia, P. Loganatham et al. Transforming the water sector: National Integrated water resources management plan. Strategies and road map. Volume 1 – Main report. Akademi Sains Malaysia. June 2016.
(iv) Have a look to the latest on SMART-E Project led by The University of Salford in UK on "Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training in Europe", creating the advanced technologies at the heart of Industry 4.0. #LeanManufacturing
- "The Fourth Industrial Revolution also referred to as Industry 4.0, is the marriage of the physical world with digital technologies like analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies and the internet of things (IoT). To better understand the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on business, Forbes Insights and Deloitte surveyed more than 1,600 executives in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA for “The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here—Are You Ready?” asking them to share their views on four major areas: social impact, strategy, workforce and technology." G. Jasmon, Former Vice-Chancellor (Tenth) University of Malaya (High stakes).
- A vision for a better future: "For some, a circular economy is a renaming of some very familiar activities, like recycling, going to zero waste or making something useful from waste. That all seems pretty easy to grasp, and once people realise this must be about closing the loop then they get busy with marketing the new label. Unfortunately, this interpretation is incomplete and misses out on the most powerful aspects of the circular economy and its potential to transform the way our economy works. Here's how a circular economy could change the world by 2030." K. Webster
(v) "Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) is the creation and qualification of a Circular Economy. It allows us to share the present with the future with grace and dignity. It’s really about Quality first and making sure that things are designed to be Safe and Healthy in Biological or Technical Cycles. It’s about ensuring that things are designed to go back to soil safely, or back to industry safely without contaminating each other. That’s the first order of business because if we recirculate poisonous things, it’s even worse." W. McDonough (MBDC)
- Check out the brand-new Co/Lab, designed by William McDonough + Partners. It's the first commercial Mass Timber building in the D.C. metro area. It includes circular materials that are Cradle to Cradle Certified, which meant the building earned U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED v4 Platinum certification: “We designed HITT’s Co|Lab based on our concept of building like a tree. Instead of just talking about the minimal environmental footprint we talk about beneficial environmental footprint – not just minimizing negative emissions – we talk about optimizing positive emissions.” said WM+P’s founder, William McDonough.
(vi) Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy 2018 (RISE) is a policy scorecard and an important tool to help governments assess whether they have the necessary policy and regulatory frameworks in place to drive progress on the energy transition. It enables governments to measure their performance against regional and global peers. The report can also be used by the private sector to identify investment opportunities for sustainable energy projects, products and services in national markets.
RISE 2018 is the second edition produced by Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank Group and contains many new features over the inaugural 2017 report, including policy time trends since 2010, a greater emphasis on tracking policies that support enforcement, broader coverage of the heating and transportation sectors, and a pilot assessment of the policy environment for clean cooking in a dozen large access-deficit countries.