Green Cross chief executive Adam Koniuszewski was the guest on Switzerland’s RTS news to discuss the newly-announced commitment by the United States to reduce emissions in the energy sector by 32% by 2030, increasing the market share of renewable energy while reducing dependence on coal. Koniuszewski was interviewed by RTS anchor Darius Rochebin in the […]
On April 22nd 2008, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa announced the adoption of a green building law intended to impose environmental standards on private developers. Global Green USA (Green Cross U.S national affiliate) has been instrumental in drafting the green building law with the City of Los Angeles and all stakeholders involved, using its extensive experience from green building initiatives and activities of the Smart Energy for Sustainable Development Program. The green building law will be enforced starting in November 2008, forcing private developers and public authorities alike to respect environmental standards in future construction of buildings to consume less energy in the construction process and make sure the design of buildings consume a minimum amount of energy in the long-term. Standards of green buildings include energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems as well as the use of recycled materials for construction and drought-resistant landscaping.
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It was a lively afternoon in Paris on 24 February as Green Cross brought both proponents and opponents of nuclear power in France together for a constructive dialogue between all parties on the issue. The conference, “Four years after the Fukushima catastrophe: lessons learned”, was addressed by former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Kan led […]