Germany agreed on Thursday, 18 June, to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for rare species of birds
New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work
FRANKFURT GERMANY: The latest models of Mercedes cars cannot be sold in France as they still use an air conditioning refrigerant that the European Union says emits excessive greenhouse gases and should be replaced, the German company said on Tuesday (9 July).
BERLIN, GERMANY: Computer software company SAP said on Tuesday (21 May) it wants to employ hundreds of people with autism as software testers and programmers over the next seven years.
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
BERLIN, GERMANY: To strengthen their green brand core, Siemens aimed to further position themselves as an environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable company.
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: When it comes to sustainable consumption, considerations of cost and use generally outweigh concern for the environment. However, in other areas, such as the national energy supply or waste disposal/recycling, Germans have a decidedly higher awareness of green issues. These are the findings of the latest GfK Global Green Index, a new representative survey carried out by GfK Marktforschung in October 2011.
LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: Framepool, the footage collection run by filmmakers, has opened its call for entries for the 2011 Framepool / LBB / FireFlies Challenge. This short-film competition is aimed at the world's directors who want to present their films to a highly prominent jury - while supporting a good cause.
LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.