Can Switzerland cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050?

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Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary for Switzerland to achieve its zero CO2 emissions goal and how much it might cost per person. In August 2019,... The post Can Switzerland cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050?

Design unveiled for a sustainable wooden tower in Switzerland


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Switzerland prepares its Army for Euro Zone Fallout

Green (Living) Review

In September 2012 Switzerland launched the military exercise "Stabilo Due" to respond to the current instability in Europe and to test the speed at which its army can be dispatched. Switzerland's armed forces are not a professional nor a standard conscripts force. As a neutral country Switzerland is probably one of the best defended countries of Europe and has one of the highest number of legal gun ownership and -possession in Europe also.

Italy joins Germany and Switzerland in nuclear power ban

Green (Living) Review

While Germany, Switzerland and, now, Italy, have indefinitely shelved all plans to create any further nuclear power stations and Germany, so it would appear, is also going to phase out its old reactors without replacing them, the British government keeps pushing ahead with plans for masses of more nuclear reactors.

Airlight Energy Brings CSP to Morocco from Switzerland

Green Prophet

A cement plant in Morocco will switch on sunshine from Switzerland this year. The world’s fifth largest cement producer, with an annual production capacity of approximately 75 million tons of cement, Italcementi Group is pioneering a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at the site of one of its cement plants – in Ait Baha, Morocco. CSP for industrial use is becoming more common in the MENA region as the oil age draws to a close.

Climate warnings: over 200 people die as Germany suffers Europe’s most deadly extreme weather event

A Greener Life

The neighbouring countries of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg have also been impacted, but Germany is by far the worst impacted country. Flooding in Kordel, Germany. Photo credit: Chz – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen.

Where are the 5 coolest eco-friendly winter sports destinations in Europe?

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Austria Auvergne Bed and breakfasts/Inns Cairngorms Europe France Gothenburg Guest houses/Apartments Hotels Resorts Salzburg Scotland Sports/Golf Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom eco-friendly skiing Austria eco-friendly skiing France eco-friendly skiing in Europe eco-friendly skiing Scotland eco-friendly skiing Sweden eco-friendly skiing Switzerland | Skiing In Green & White | Europe.

Beloved climate change scientist Konrad “Koni” Steffen loses life falling through melting glacier

Green Prophet

He was born on 2 January 1952 in Zurich, Switzerland. Nature Climate Change Greenland melting glaciers Switzerland weatherKonrad Steffen: “Immense man. Immense loss. Tears falling around the world.”

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Summer Course: Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013 Download program (pdf) Apply Now (online application form) Overview The question of how to feed the world, while considering human health, the environment and social wellbeing is one of the defining challenges of our time. If you want to be one of these leaders, join the World Food System Center‘s 2013 summer school in Switzerland. [link] Call for Applications Now Open!

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Why walking can be your best eco-friendly vacation ever

Green Traveler Guides

Jean Pied de Port Switzerland The Americas United Kingdom United States Vermont Xtras Yorkshire eco-friendly Wainwrights Coast to Coast eco-friendly walking vacations eco-friendly Way of St. | Healthy Steps For Fun | What if we told you there’s an unforgettable adventure in your future. It will be Instagram-worthy to the max. It will engage, and sometimes challenge, all your senses. Thrill you with cultural and scenic wonders.

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Ray of Hope Prize program names top 10 nature-inspired startups


Impossible Materials – Fribourg, Switzerland Titanium dioxide is a whitening agent regularly used in products around the world, yet mining the materials comes with high environmental consequences.

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Climate change is causing the Earth’s axis to shift


Vincent Humphrey, of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, commented that the study shows just how devastating human activities can be on our planet. “It Eco Green 1990s change-the-axis chinese distribution earth institute into-the-oceans position research research-at-the switzerland under-the-earth universityNew research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters , has revealed that massive glacial melting has resulted in a shift of the Earth’s axis.


Futuristic DFAB HOUSE is digitally built with robots and 3D printers


The homes of the future could be built with robots — that is the narrative that DFAB HOUSE, an experimental “house” in Switzerland’s municipality of Dübendorf, hopes to promote.

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The Olympic House sets a new green building standard


The International Olympics Committee has a brand-new home in Lausanne, Switzerland. Green a-glass-facade a-wavy-building building businesses city office olympic olympic-house switzerland the-building unity-staircase

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World’s Longest Solar-Powered Flight Will Land in Morocco!

Green Prophet

Now they have announced plans to break their own record in May or June by flying their Solar Impulse plane from Switzerland to Morocco in preparation of their round-the-world trip scheduled for next year. The 1,550 mile journey from Switzerland over the Pyrenees Mountains is expected to last 48 hours, which will be by far the longest solar-powered flight ever. Cars & Transportation clean energy greenhouse gas emissions Solar Impulse solar-powered flight Switzerland

iLAND’s Solar Packs for Peace-keepers, Festivals, Eco-jocks and Alpha Wolves Who Travel with the Sun

Green Prophet

Actually the first time I had set to talk with him from Northern Ontario over to Neuchatel, Switzerland, bad weather dropped my power and I had to call in on a landline with a raging, noisy and smoking generator outside my door. Green Tech and Gadgets Iland Morocco portable energy renewable energy Sahara solar Switzerland

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Outdoor gear company Arc’teryx flies toward a circular economy


Wilson noted that Arc’teryx has high standards of repair and that authorized warranty repairs of its products are completed at its local Arc’One factory in New Westminster, British Columbia, as well as in Switzerland, Denmark and Norway. Business Eco Green Recycle and-drag apparel better carbon environment planet responsible switzerland

Sumo wrestles sustainability into an all-natural, biodegradable diaper


The design is gaining notice from some notable organizations, namely the James Dyson Award, where Sumo was the winning entry from Switzerland in 2019. Sustainable living is an ongoing pursuit that requires evaluating each purchase and every product we use.

Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere

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Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Daniel Eggers, Chief Commercial Officer at Climeworks, a Zurich, Switzerland-based. The post Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts carbon capture carbon sequestration Climeworks CO2 Daniel Eggers

Portable LifeStraws Could Make Water Potable in Syria Refugee Camp

Green Prophet

Food & Health Water carbon credits carbon offsets clean water humanitarian aid Jordan LifeStraw Switzerland United Natons water treatmentA small piece of plastic can save lives, preserve local eco-systems, and cut greenhouse gas emissions: finally, positive press for plastics.

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The Olympic House sets a new green building standard


The International Olympics Committee has a brand-new home in Lausanne, Switzerland. Green a-standard-for a-wavy-building a-white-facade building campus design house leed platinum olympic olympics park switzerland the-building unity-staircase worldThe stunning new Olympic House brings together 500 employees who were working at different offices scattered throughout the city.

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‘Floating’ Kayak Point makes a home in the trees


The clients, one of whom is originally from Switzerland , came to the architects with an idea in mind. Green a-finished-home a-house-perched architecture christopher europe home house inside minimal site impact switzerlandSometimes architecture means not building, or at least not in the traditional sense.

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Picture of the Day

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Freddie Mercury's statue in Montreux, Switzerland. And don't miss the caption contest in the comments section!  

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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021


UAE, Switzerland and France. Vasant Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis; Basel, Switzerland LinkedIn | Company profile “Vas” Narasimhan views this moment as the best to be alive, partly because science promises to advance health by unlocking genetic mysteries that have built up over 3.7 ” Ulf Mark Schneider, CEO, Nestlé; Vevey, Switzerland Company profile In 2020, Nestlé’s Haagen Dazs ice cream, Nescafé and Purina pet food flew off store shelves.

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Would You Fly By Sun and a Solar Impulse?

Green Prophet

Less than a year later, HB-SIA spent flew to Brussels from its home base at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, cruising at an altitude of 6,000 feet during the 13-hour flight. Switzerland is very proud to be a partner in the next endeavor of Solar Impulse,” said Swiss Ambassador Manuel Sager. “As Cars & Transportation aviation Morocco Rabat Solar Energy Solar Impulse Switzerland

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Home Kits to Capture the Sun from Roofs and Private Homes

Green Prophet

Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Germany Israel pv Solar Energy SwitzerlandComplete kits are now available for installing home solar energy systems. In today’s growing solar energy market including large area projects occurring in the USA and in the Middle East too much attention is being placed on constructing large solar array farms in the middle of the desert.

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Tiny Swiss town builds the first solar powered ski lift


A small agri town in Switzerland, Teena, is home to the world’s only ski lift that is powered by solar energy. Eco Factor: Ski lift powered entirely by photovoltaic panels Tenna, a small town in Switzerland with a population of just 110 inhabitants, is about to get the world’s second ski lift that will be powered entirely by photovoltaic panels. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //.

Wetlands – world’s most valuable ecosystem – disappearing three times faster than forests, warns new report

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Gland, Switzerland, 27th September 2018 – First of all, Wetlands are the most economically valuable resource we have. It’s also among the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. However, they are disappearing. Consequently at three times faster than forests.

Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

A Greener Life

Infrastructures exist for almost any synthetic liquid hydrocarbon, while hydrogen requires a totally new distribution network,” argued Ulf Bossel, a fuel cell consultant and Baldur Eliasson, researcher for ABB Switzerland, in a white paper on the hydrogen economy.

Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere


Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Daniel Eggers, Chief Commercial Officer at Climeworks, a Zurich, Switzerland-based… The post Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere appeared first on Earth911.

Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels


CERN has provided the airport with an array of solar panels that will make it one of the biggest solar power systems in Switzerland. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations. Wind Power. Green Tips. Home Appliances.

Analysis: The foreign money in China’s booming coal industry

A Greener Life

Banks from Japan, Switzerland and France have also sunk over $2 billion each into the Chinese coal sector. English banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered have lent US$5 billion to China’s coal sector in the past two years. Photo credit: Alamy. By Nora Sausmikat and Katrin Ganswindt.

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Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Switzerland. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

Green Prophet

Green Prophet’s Karin meeting Jordan’s prince in 2010 in Switzerland. Way back in 2010 a group of high profile water researchers and dignitaries from the Middle East met in Switzerland to find ways of making liquid peace. The group is supported by the Government of Switzerland, in cooperation with the Strategic Foresight Group, a think tank based in Mumbai.

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Boiling lobsters alive to be banned by the Lords?

Green Prophet

While other countries such as Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand include decapod crustaceans in their animal welfare laws, decapods are not currently included in the definition of ‘animal’ in most of the UK’s animal welfare legislation.

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A Surprising Look at Crow Family Life

Nature Conservancy - Science

The team noted that in Switzerland cooperative breeding was rare, while in Spain it was common. The Swiss crows raised by Spanish parents adopted the local lifestyle of family living, while their brothers and sisters back in Switzerland left the home territory shortly after reaching independence. Although the “tough job market” explanation is tempting, it turns out that Spain actually has more vacant territories available than Switzerland does.

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Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europ

Green Prophet

Switzerland. Wade through the waters of Lake Zurich or ski at the Zermatt Resort – Switzerland has something in store for everyone. Set between the blue Baltic Sea and the alluring Alps is is one of Europe’s most populous regions. The cultural and political history of the region is one of the key reasons the countries in Central Europe are so close knit – not just geographically, but also culturally.

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10 Countries with the Best Quality Tap Water to Drink


Switzerland – No treatment needed. Switzerland is a mountainous country, with the Alps spanning over two thirds of the country’s territory and 48 mountain peaks rising higher than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level. In fact, the quality of drinking water in Switzerland is the same as the quality of mineral water. Water is such an important resource that affects. our quality of life to such a degree that it is even monitored for the OECD better life index.

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Spider study shows there is nothing to fear but fear itself

Green Prophet

We did a house swap once with a family from Switzerland. We got their villa paradise on the sea in Costa Rica , they got our villa in Jaffa, Israel. We wanted to use the family unit below for my parents, and the swap family jested: “it’s tarantula mating season.

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U.S. authorities read our e-mails

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Switzerland, February 2013: A resident of the French-speaking area of Switzerland was denied entry to the Unit ed States after a somewhat bad joke in an e-mail. The findings of the European Parliament on this in a report, even though Switzerland is not part of the EU, are unequivocal and state that this is “a serious threat" to the "rights of citizens”.

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Env-Econ: The Nobel Nomination

Environmental Economics

  Oh, wait, Swiss=Switzerland.  In response to the overwhelming grassroots interest we've received we have in being nominated for a Nobel Prize in honor of our contribution to the promulgation of environmental economics in the blogosphere, I've done some research.

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Four New Man-Made Gases Found That Harm Ozone Layer, Scientists Say

Green (Living) Review

That is only a small fraction of the million tonnes of CFCs produced every year at a 1980s peak, according to the team of scientists in Britain, Germany, Australia, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. OSLO, March 9 (Reuters) - Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the Earth''s protective ozone layer, despite bans on almost all production of similar gases under a 1987 treaty, a study showed on Sunday.