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Executive Brief - June 12 2014 - China Plans Absolute CO2 Cap From 2016
NAEM Executive Brief June 12, 2014

"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." - Chuck Swindoll (1934-), American pastor and author

China Plans Absolute CO2 Cap From 2016
China, the world's biggest emitter of climate-changing greenhouse gases, will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016, a top government adviser said. The target will be written into China's next five-year plan, which comes into force in 2016, He Jiankun, chairman of China's Advisory Committee on Climate Change, told a conference in Beijing. Read more....

Obama on Obama on Climate
If America raises its clean energy standards, not only will others follow - others who have hid behind our inaction - we'll also stimulate our industry to invent more of the clean air, clean power and energy efficiency systems, and move them down the cost curve faster, so U.S. companies will be leaders in this next great global industry and American consumers will be the first to benefit. Read more....

The Energy-Water Nexus: The Business Case for a Systems Approach to Resource Management
We live in a time period when the effects of local population growth, poor resource planning, and climate changes can very quickly generate a lot of stress on a region's existing water supply. As an EHS & Sustainability leader, the question you have to ask yourself is "are you prepared?" Read more....

The ROI of Safety
Would you spend $1 to save $2 in the future? How would you feel about $3 or $4 or $6 in future savings for every dollar you spend now? The choice may seem like an easy one, but when that first dollar becomes millions of dollars, and the savings may not be seen until years later, spending money up front can become harder to justify. Read more....

UNEP: World Facing 'Potentially Crippling' Resource Scarcity
Rapidly rising prices - metal up by 176 percent, rubber by 350 percent and energy by 260 percent since 2000 - signal a potentially crippling trend of increasing costs as current consumption patterns rapidly deplete the world's non-renewable resources, according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme. Read more....

ISO 14001 Certification Shown to Provide Competitive Edge, Report Finds
ISO 14001 certification demonstrates that an organization had its environmental credentials verified by an independent third party, and provides a framework for people to reduce energy consumption and waste, while improving recycling and legal compliance. As a result, ISO 14001 is often stipulated by procurement departments as a way of ensuring suppliers meet a recognized environmental standard. Read more....

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