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  • New methodology to help companies operate within natural resource limits of the earth

    29/05/2015
    With a new paper, Eneco and Ecofys publish a first attempt in linking global, regional and local environmental boundaries to business practice. The methodological framework is the scientific basis for the initiative One Planet Thinking which aims to help companies to operate within the limits of the earth’s natural resources. The paper illustrates that global and local environmental boundaries fo...
  • "How can carbon markets boost low-carbon innovation?"

    28/05/2015
    Last week, Ecofys organised an interactive workshop for industry representatives to develop new ideas towards a low carbon manufacturing industry in Europe. Thijs Aarten, CEO of Ecofys, opened the event by introducing the main questions for the day: "how can companies use carbon pricing to speed up low carbon transition?". The participants worked on ways to stimulate company investment decision ma...
  • Carbon Pricing Instruments Valued at about $50 billion

    26/05/2015
    The global value of carbon pricing instruments today is estimated at just under $50 billion, according to Carbon Pricing Watch 2015, a new publication from the World Bank Group and Ecofys. Emissions trading schemes have grown in value from $32 billion in 2014 to $34 billion today. That rise is due in part to the addition of the South Korea emissions trading scheme and the expansion of the Californ...
  • New bicycle policy aims to increase sustainable transport in Beijing

    26/05/2015
    Presented by the Asian Development Bank yesterday, a new ‘Beijing Bicycle Strategy and Policy’ seeks to help the megacity to achieve more sustainable mobility. It has been developed by Ecofys together with Royal HaskoningDHV and the China Academy of Transportation Sciences (CATS). The city of Beijing is experiencing increased motorisation and congestion which causes travel delays, economic loss a...

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