Submitted by Cem Bektas on Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 11:50.
Honest Coffees Managing Director and co-founder Wyatt Cavalier believes that sustainable sourcing of catering supplies can make an enormous difference to the restaurant industry. The size and potential of the Fair Trade market in the UK, along with the growing awareness of consumers, indicate positive impacts of ethical sourcing for producers, restaurant owners and consumers alike.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy productivity improvements could generate an additional $18 trillion in global GDP between 2012 and 2035. Energy productivity describes the total economic value created in relation to the energy applied. Just to illustrate, doubling energy productivity would mean that businesses to achieve twice as much economic output per unit used. Besides economic benefits, increasing global energy productivity would naturally also achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and help in tackling climate change.
On September 14th, the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of the Environment hosted a dinner debate on the topic of circular economy and resource efficiency. Henning H. Sittel of Effizienz-Agentur NRW gives GreenEcoNet a summary of proceedings, discussions, and attendees below.