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Send date: 2010-05-10 09:59:17
June SICP Advanced Training Courses
Coming Up Next at VIU
Other 4 Advanced Training Courses organised by the Venice International University and its Chinese partners in the framework of the Sino-Italian Cooperation Program for Environmental Protection are scheduled in June, besides the VIU-CASS E-Learning Study Tour currently being held in Italy.
Welcome the Delegation – VIU_CASS E-learning Study Tour
Italy. May 27 – June 5, 2010
The first of the 2 Study Tours being held in Italy after the Chinese plenary session involving 485 trainees, has just started. The course addresses mainly the topics of environmental policy in Italy, sustainable mobility, sustainable agriculture, and waste and waste water management.
Sustainable Development for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region
New VIU Advanced Training Course
The first edition of the course ''Sustainable Development for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region'' will open with a first session held at the Vodokanal in Saint Petersburg (Russia) from June 7 to 11. A second session will follow in July at the VIU on the island of San Servolo, Venice, Italy.
Executive Session on Enhancing Food Security in an Era of Global Climate Change
VIU, San Servolo Island, Venice. June 6-9, 2010
The annual Executive Session on Grand Challenges of the Sustainability Transition, now at its 4th edition, is a joint undertaking of the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development in cooperation with the TEN Center of Venice International University and the support of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.
EU New Strategy for Green Vehicles
The EU Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry recently adopted a Communication that sets out a strategy to encourage the development of clean and energy efficient vehicles. Since transport accounts for about 25% of Europe's CO2 emissions, this kind of vehicles could represent a significant tool to reduce the sector's impact on the environment.
Roadmap 2050 for a Low-Carbon Economy in Europe
The European Climate Foundation (ECF), an organisation funded in 2007 in order to promote the development and implementation of climate and energy policies in Europe, launched a new project called Roadmap 2050, which aims at providing a tool to advance discussion on decarbonisation of the power sector and the broader economy.
The Good Side of Eyjafjallajökul’s Eruption
After several weeks of persisting problems due to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, it looks like we might also gain from this event: volcanic ashes are in fact a very good fertiliser for oceans, as the researchers of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (California, USA) explain.
Milan Subway Running on Solar Energy
The First Case in Europe
Combining public transport and renewable energy is a winning strategy to improve the sustainable development of a big city. Milan subway is such a case, as it reduced the use of fossil fuel becoming the only example in Italy and Europe of a subway partially powered by solar energy.
Conference on Informing Green Markets: the Roles of Industry, Ngos and Governments
Ann Arbor, MI, USA. June 17 – 19, 2010
Can green markets work if buyers do not trust the information they are getting from sellers? Thousands of products are now marketed based on environmental claims, but how many of these products are really environmentally friendly? ''Informing Green Markets'' aims to analyse the development and emerging trends of green markets.
Global Wind Day 2010
The program of the 2010 edition of the GWD, to be celebrated on June 15, includes thousands of events worldwide, such as wind farm open days, conferences, exhibitions, workshops, sporting contests, regattas, information days and theatre shows. GWD is an awareness campaign to promote wind energy as an effective alternative to fossil fuel energy.


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