Rio+20 – Green economy and prosperity for all
Over 50,000 participants and 130 heads of state and government are expected in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: “Rio+20”. On the agenda will be a new economic system that is not only sustainable, but which also enables prosperity for all. adelphi will be represented in a number of different activities. >>learn more
Adaptation to Climate Change
The process of climate change has already begun – communities in many parts of the world are feeling its impact. In addition to measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, activities to adapt to the existing or future impact of climate change are thus becoming increasingly important. Developing and emerging countries are worst hit by climate change. Nevertheless, industrialised nations must also adapt to changing climate conditions. >>learn more
New economic models are required to tackle the global challenges of the 21st century, such as resource shortages, climate change, rising inequality and growing global dependencies.
One solution is sustainability entrepreneurship, the concept of combining economic, social and ecological interests and involving products and services that provide solutions to socio-political problems. >>learn more
Meeting the environmental challenges of the 21st century – such as climate change, resource shortages, and the destruction of biological diversity – will demand the comprehensive transformation of current economic systems towards an economy based on sustainability. The concept of Green Economy or Green Growth has been established over the last few years to describe this linkage between economy and ecology.
Conceptually these approaches are tied to the principles of sustainable development, yet they place the emphasis more strongly on questions of implementation and the potential for policies focused on growth, innovation, and employment. >>learn more
On the way to a low carbon future
2012 will be the 20th anniversary of the Rio Conference on Environment and Development, an event that will certainly address the prospects of a green economy.
Whether in developed or in developing countries: the transition to a low carbon society sets significant challanges for economic systems worlwide, and is a central component of sustainable development. This was highlighted not least by the "Copenhagen Accord" of the recent Climate Conference in Copenhagen: the rising global consumption of fossil fuels is accelerating climate change – with serious consequences for many regions of the world. At the same time, states as well as companies are increasingly competing for scarce energy resources. >>learn more
Given the global impact of the financial crisis, the demand for sustainable responsibility and for appropriate regulations has further increased in recent years. The private sector and political arena are equally called upon to redefine their social role and responsibility. In this context Corporate Responsibility (CR) may be able to make an important contribution to a fair globalization.
Companies worldwide now consistently integrate environmental, social and governance-related issues in their risk management and strategic business development, and seek to intensify dialogue with various interest groups. >>learn more