Sustainability Summit Wednesday, March fourth, at ten AM I attended the Sustainability Summit and got the chance to see many presenters. The presenters were Tyler Huebner, the Executive Director of Renew Wisconsin, Jeffrey E. Anthony, director, Business Development, and associated with the Energy Innovation Center, Dr. Gong Ping Yeh, physicist, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and lastly, Gary Radloff, director of Midwest energy Policy Analysis, and of the Wisconsin Energy Institute. The Sustainability Summit was very informative and I learned many facts I did not know before attending. The Summit is a nonprofit organization that is supported by businesses and individuals. The three outstanding panelists shared many information on how to regulate and release more renewable energy. The first speaker, Dr, Gong Ping Yeh saw the biggest challenge in the world as sustainable energy. “We extract ten billion tons of fossil carbon from the earth and put it into the air, every year.” This is an enormous amount. Also, he noted that “energy is where the money is”. “We plan to consume 48 trillion dollars on energy alone.” We know about this problem, and having summits and informative meetings like these help educate the people in hopes that they will realize that this is a huge problem and improving all energy efficiencies. He also noted that wind power is something us humans are very capable of doing, “We have the power to power the entire Earth. But right now we have only installed about one percent of the wind power potential”. He also noted that the Midwest has very good resources and were are more than capable of installing wind power and that we need transmission lines to do so. Like wind power, soar power also has tremendous potential of being a renewable energy. “If we covered one percent of the Midwest’s grounds in solar panels, we would have enough energy for the year of 2015.” It’s also been studied that the rooftop, if covered in solar panels, could be able to provide twenty percent of the electricity consumption of the Midwest. These are huge numbers, and knowing this now, I feel it is more than necessary to install these solar panels, and wind power right away! This global overview of the world’s diminishing natural resources was very eye opening. Ping Yeh spoke about the global issues and the next speaker presented about the local issues. Jeff Anthony, who works on the north side of Milwaukee, spoke about the research and innovation that is
questioned the APEC. I will proceed to assess the effectiveness of the organisation in economic integration of the region as well as its fulfilment of its original goals. This paper will then review the recent October summit in Indonesia and discuss the future outlook and sustainability of APEC.
History and Overview:
APEC was founded in 1990 at the suggestion of former Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke, which would aim to increase multilateral cooperation in view of the economic rise of the…
McDonald’s Corporation Case Analysis
McDonald’s has made great strides in the sustainability of its supply chain over the past few decades. From a moratorium on soya coming from farms where Amazon rain forests have been destroyed, to developing sustainable fishery guidelines to manage fish quality and quantity, McDonald’s has taken great efforts to “do the right thing” . This commitment to environmental sustainability has impacted how they source from suppliers and manage supply chain management…
and immediately afterwards, created working groups revising these guidelines. The second version (G2) guideline was published in 2002 at the beginning of Johannesburg Summit and gradually they have emerged as the world's de facto standard on non-financial reporting. The GRI’s 2002 guidelines document acknowledges that “sustainability reporting” is a broad term, synonymous with other terms that are used to describe accounting for economic, social and environmental impacts, like triple bottom-line or…
In Alan AtKisson’s book, The Sustainability Transformation, he discusses how we can transform the way we work and live to better our habits and customs to become more sustainable. In the chapter called Sustainability is Dead; he coaches us on what needs to be done and the key people that contribute in achieving it.
AtKisson discusses several transformations that must be done to move toward sustainability behavior. His first suggestion of change is to rebuild and redesign our energy system. This…
Euro area Heads of State or Government appointed Herman Van Rompuy as President of the Euro Summit.
They welcome the progress made on the new Greek programme, and notably the agreement reached by the Eurogroup on the policy package and the offer made to private creditors. The objective of the programme is to put the Greek economy back on a sustainable footing, to ensure debt sustainability and restore competitiveness. They also welcome the legislation on the agreed prior actions by the Greek…
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The Club of Rome – Limits to Growth 1972
World Commission on Environment and Development
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
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sourcing company such as Li & Fung (LF henceforth) can achieve and maintain these
targets, while accounting for various challenges that they may face in the global
sourcing market. Three key theoretical pillars, namely outsourcing, supply chain
strategies and sustainability, have been used to demonstrate LF’s capacity to achieve
the desired goals and to emphasize on those valueadded competencies that reveal
their scope in increasing profit and satisfying customers.
In the span of 30 years,…
University of Sunderland
Faculty of Business and Law
‘Sustainability within National Parks.’
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
This research is consisting of two parts. The first part is an overview of current thinking on green issues within the MICE sector. This part is showing what MICE sector is, what is its importance as well as what is sustainability and the connection between Meeting Initiatives Conferencing and Exhibitions and…
development became the catchy concept for every discipline in the academic as well as non academic world. After that many strategies has been applied that how to practice this sustainable development at the ground level. Therefore it was 2002 world summit on sustainable development marked further expansion of the…
In the proceeding paragraphs, the concepts of environmental sustainability through the recent US-China climate accord and the concept of state sovereignty through the Russian-Ukraine conflict will be examined as well as the justifications for collective violence between Russia and Ukraine.
In an article written for the New York Times, Mark Landler summarizes the recent climate deal reached by the United States and China2. Although summit meetings are often criticized as being glorified photo-ops…