Sustainability allows us to look at the long term impacts of our business, and to find ways to operate our business so that it produces economic, social and environmental value in addition to financial value. Sustainability also gives us a chance to explore how to create value for shareholders and all of our other stakeholders. By adding sustainability into our integrated management framework, we are able to create more value, for more people over a long period of time.
Two positions – City of Lillemhammer and Ministry of environment
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Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Green Planning Instruments, Strategies and Examples (A Norwegian Perspective) Inge Aarhus Director Malmø 18.4.2012
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Main Global Environmental Threats (and business opportunities?) • Climate Changes – Adaption • Tourism • Energy supply • Loss of Biological Diversity – Conservation measures • The Convention on Biological Diversity • Chemical Pollution – Toxic substances • Reach
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Possible Responses on Environmental Threats • Sustainable Consumption a • Energy Efficiency • Natural Resource Protection • Sustainable Communities
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Global Conventions • Convention on Biodiversity • Cartagena-protocol • Ramsar Convention • Washington Convention • Convention on World heritage • Climate Convention • Kyoto Protocol • Montreal Protocol (ozon) • Basel Convention • Stockholm Convention • Aarhus Convention
International Bodies, Standards andLillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Guidlines • UNEP • Global Compact – Human Rights – Labour – Environmnet – Anti Corruption • ISO 14001, (ISO 26000) • World Wildlife Fund – Env. guidelines
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Responses to Environmental Degradation Consumer Behaviour – Environmental friendly products • Planning and Conservation Measures – National parks, nature reserves • National and International Regulations • Industrial Inovation – Green economy • Renewable energy
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Environmental Legislation in Norway • The Pollution Act – Strong legislation developes business advantages • The Planning and Building Act – Spatial planning • The Working Environment Act – The working force is Norway’s most valuable asset • The Accounting Act – Up to now, not satisfactory
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Norwegian Environmental Agegencies and Directorates • Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif) • Enova – Energy • Transnova • Transport • Directorate for Nature Management (DN)
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Highlights of Clean-tech in Norway • Cleantech Investment • 8 world class research centres for renewable energy • Enova and Transnova • Hydrogen Use for Vehicles • Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate • Cleantech Expansion • Renewable Energy Corporation • Incentives to Create a Demand for Renewable Energy • Creation of Foreign Partnerships
FA Norwegian Model on Co-operation ør in ge r fr a Sustainability and development - GBNN R io Universities and R&D Governments Industry and and Authorities Business NGOs and Organizations Dialogue and project co-operation
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer The Environmental Toolbox • Certification schemes – ISO 14001, ISO 26000, EMAS, BS – The EcoLighthouse (Norway) – EPCE (Poland) • Reporting Systems – GRI
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer The EcoLighthouse System Environmental analyses 3rd part certification Recertification every 3rd year One set of general requirements More than 70 sets of different The mayor of Trondheim, Rita Ottervik handed out 15 business & industry certificates - 9. June 2009. requirements
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer EcoLighthouse Requirements 1.General 2. Working conditions 3. Procurement 4. Energy 5. Transport 6. Waste 7. Emissions to air and water 8. Aesthetics
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer GRIThe Concept of the Global Reporting InitiativeTo meet the needs ofthe present, withoutcompromising the ability offuture generations to meettheir own needs.
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer CSR Creating Value – a New Perspective “… it’s not about avoiding of bankruptcy …
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer The Environmental Toolbox (Cont.) • Environmental Labels – The Nordic Swan • CO2 Emission calculators – MISA – for Cities – Statsbygg – for buildings – EPCE - multipurpose
Mega-Events as a vehicle for Change The First ”Green” Games The Environmental Legacy from Lillehammer ’94
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer The Legacy from Lillehammer “The Best Winter Games Ever» The Third Dimesion International legacy • Environmental Analyses as a Pre-requisite for Bid-Cities • Third Dimension - IOC 100 Anniversary Celebration Paris 1994 • IOC World Conferences on Sport and Environment National Business Opportunities • - Green tourism - Glør (Waste company) • - Ensis (Env. Surveilance System)
Examples on Environmental Projects Green tourism, Øyer 1992 - 94• Focal areas – Waste – Energy consumption – Information – Environmental audits• 2008- Sustainable tourism is the official Norwegian policy on tourism
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Cities of the Future • Transport and Land Use • Energy and Buildings • Consumption and waste • Climate Adaption
Lillehammer miljø Cities of the FutureEnvironment Lillehammer • Transport and Land Use – Land use – Footpats and cycle paths – Parking – Car use
Lillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Cities of the Future • Energy and Buildings – Energy use – Energy sources – Energy supply – Information
Lillehammer miljø Cities of the FutureEnvironment Lillehammer • Consumption and waste – Waste treartment and recycling – Consumption patterns – Procurement – Green management
Examples on Clean-tech Clusters inLillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Norway • Green Business Norway – 32 members • Environment & Energy Technology • Environment & Energy related products and services • Waste and recycling • Service enterprises • Other www.greenbusiness.no • Maritime Clean-tech • Etc (GBNN – From environment to CSR)
25 most promising Nordic Clean-techLillehammer miljøEnvironment Lillehammer Innovations -2012 Norwegian • Aquiloz, www.aquiloz.com Aquiloz is developing the next generation of wind power prediction and trading information system • Carbatt, www.carbatt.no Carbatt offer a solution to power electric vehicles based on a new unique nano-cell solid-state battery • Norsetek, www.norsetek.no Using Norsetek’s innovative concept wind turbine rotors can be built significantly lighter and larger than today. • Re-Turn, www.re-turn.no Re-Turn produces solvent-free coatings and gel coats in PUR and epoxy, reinforced with carbon nano-tubes. • ZEG Power, www.zegpower.com With an efficiency of about 80-90% and integrated CO2 capture the ZEG-technology represents a truly revolutionary energy technology concept
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