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Climate Leaders Learn How to Measure and Lower GHG Emissions Throughout an Organization's Supply Chain » EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership serves as a resource center for all organizations looking to expand their work in the area of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and management. The Center was launched in 2012 to establish norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond.

By Social Entrepreneurs, For Social Entrepreneurs® Welcome to former Social Edge users! Social Edge was an online community created by the Skoll Foundation from 2003 - 2013. The site has since closed as we have focused efforts on the new Skoll World Forum platform. However, if you were a Social Edge user, you will be pleased to know that all of your articles and comments have been saved and can be browsed below. In addition, if there is a specific piece of content or a particular author you are looking for, please use the search bar at the top of the screen. Sulphur emissions by ships - Transport Committee 1 Introduction 1. Sulphur dioxide emissions are falling across Europe, but emissions from shipping continue to rise. The shipping industry is therefore being targeted with tighter limits, both internationally and by the European Commission (the Commission). These limits will have significant cost implications for ship operators.

Millennium Promise - Home About Us At Millennium Promise, our vision is the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease within our lifetime. Our mission is to provide the operational platform and resource mobilization for the Millennium Villages Project, which empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty. We believe that extreme poverty can be cut in half by 2015, even in some of the poorest, most remote places in the world. Through the Millennium Villages Project we are showing how, using a holistic, science-based approach to benefit more than 500,000 people across sub-Saharan Africa. Farmers cultivating their maize crops in the Millennium Village of Mayange (Rwanda).

The case for scrubbers Chris Leigh-Jones From July 2010, ships entering northern European waters will be required to produce emissions no higher than the equivalent of burning a 1.0% sulphur marine fuel. Continuing to burn high-sulphur bunker fuel, the high-value, highly polluting fuel of choice for many years, without any form of emissions reduction technology is no longer a viable option. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) decreed in October 2008 that shipoperators in these Emission Control Areas (ECAs) have two options: to use more costly cleaner fuel, or fit scrubber technology onboard the vessel with the capability to remove sufficient sulphur (as SOx) derived from IFO180 and IFO380 to meet the new emissions regulation. The economic angle For owners weighing up their fuelling options, meeting environmental challenges may not be viewed with quite the same gusto as it was in January 2008, given the current financial turmoil in world markets.

Screening Green Businesses Certification for Green Businesses Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Since 1982, Green America has evaluated over 8,000 small businesses. We've helped leading green companies like Seventh Generation, Honest Tea, and Clif Bar take off in the marketplace. We connect people to entrepreneurs building sustainable enterprises from the ground up and Main Street businesses that serve their communities. ISSUES - BUNKER FUELS At the second part of the fifteenth session of the AWG-LCA, Parties continued their work on cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions (agenda item 3biv). Throughout the meeting, Parties could not bridge their diverging views on how to address cooperative sectoral approaches and sector specific actions, including emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. The proposed compromise text by the chair of the AWG-LCA (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/L.4) was rejected by Parties which is why the agenda item on sectoral approaches is not part of Decision 1/CP.18, the agreed outcome pursuant to the Bali Action Plan. At the fifteenth session of the AWG-LCA (Bonn, Germany, May 2012), Parties continued their work on cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions (agenda item 3biv) on the basis of decision 2/CP.17, paragraphs 74 and 78, which includes the work on emissions from international bunker fuels.

Communities: Our Criteria General Requirements 1) Labor Standards Healthy and safe working conditions.Wages and benefits sufficient to lift workers' families out of poverty. Treatment with respect, dignity, and justice. 2) Knowledge of Labor Standards Wikipedia : Crude oil washing Crude oil washing (COW) is washing out the residue from the tanks of an oil tanker using the crude oil cargo itself, after the cargo tanks have been emptied. Crude oil is pumped back and preheated in the slop tanks, then sprayed back via high pressure nozzles in the cargo tanks onto the walls of the tank. Due to the sticky nature of the crude oil, the oil clings to the tank walls, and such oil adds to the cargo 'remaining on board' (the ROB). By COWing the tanks, the amount of ROB is significantly reduced, and with the current high cost of oil, the financial savings are significant, both for the Charterer and the Shipowner.

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