Saturday, 13 February 2010

Using disruptive Web and mobile solutions to deliver transformative reductions of CO2

Using disruptive Web and mobile solutions to deliver transformative reductions of CO2- A workshop to identify key tools for a low carbon society.

Two inspiring workshops, one in San Francisco the 10th and one at HP headquarter the 12th. The apps and web-tool are soon ready to launch.

The report "Technology in a Cold Climate"

Here is the report "Technology in a Cold Climate". The report is the conclusion of the RSA's Technology in a Cold Climate project. Here is a link to my contribution, "The Day Technology Saved the Planet - Transformative Solutions in a Time of Crisis", to the report.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

The revolution from pre-Kyoto to post-Copenhagen (Companies and a low carbon economy): Article in CII- Sustainability Tomorrow

Here is an article I wrote about the post-Copenhagen situation "Companies and a low carbon economy: The revolution from pre-Kyoto to post-Copenhagen" in the new issue of CII's magazine "Sustainability Tomorrow".

It discusses how different groups of companies have moved between pre-Kyoto and post-Copenhagen. It shows a clearly increased polarization in the climate discussion. One group focus mainly on problems and incremental improvements among the major emitters (this is the old environmental discussion dominated by oil/coal/car companies with many western environmental NGO's together with staff from ministry of environment). The other group focus mainly on opportunities, transformative change for global equity and how new smart solutions can be provided (this is the new emerging group with entrepreneurs, solution companies/high-tech companies, development NGO's + parts of the environmental organizations).

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Case Study Digest ICT: Greening the Public Sector: Increase the CO2 emissions from ICT

A report, "Case Study Digest ICT: Greening the Public Sector" from Intellect, with good low carbon ICT case studies. Would be interesting to use some 20th vs. 21st Century infrastructure calculation to calculate the savings from these solutions.

Here is a link to the "From Fossil to Future" report that include a discussion about why "a single minded focus on absolute reduction targets of CO2 from ICT would obviously not be very strategic and could be counterproductive".