World Economic Forum: Environmental and cyber risks predominate (WEF, January 2018)

The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth.

Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty, instability and fragility.

This year’s report covers more risks than ever, but focuses in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions. And in a new series called “Future Shocks” the report cautions against complacency and highlights the need to prepare for sudden and dramatic disruptions.

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Grønt Nationalregnskab for Danmark 2014-15 (Danmarks Statistik, februar 2017)

Udledningen af drivhusgasser falder

Det samlede udslip af drivhusgasser fra de danske økonomiske aktiviteter faldt i 2015 med 4,8 pct. og drivhusgasintensiteten (udslip pr. kr. BNP) faldt med 6,3 pct. Tallene for 2014 viser, at nedgangen i både de absolutte udslip og i drivhusgasintensiteten var større, hvis udslippene knyttet til forbruget af brændstof, der er bunkret mv. i udlandet, ikke medregnes.More

Bloomberg: By 2040 zero-emission energy will be 60% of world’s energy capacity. Report June 2016

According to predictions by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, renewable energy projects will represent two-thirds of all energy investments between the years 2016 and 2040.

Cheaper coal and cheaper gas will not derail the transformation and decarbonisation of the world’s power systems. By 2040, zero-emission energy sources will make up 60% of installed capacity. Wind and solar will account for 64% of the 8.6TW of new power generating capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years, and for almost 60% of the $11.4 trillion invested.More

Cotton: Ikea world’s most responsible company. 2016 report from WWF among others

Report from WWF, PAN UK, Solidaridad and Rank-a-brand ranks the worlds biggest textile companies on cotton responsible conduct.

Cotton is a key raw material for the textile industry. Various sustainability initiatives exist but many problems and challenges remain, and conventional cultivation often comes with serious environmental impacts and poor labour conditions. More