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How Shell is ready to help tackle the new energy future?

January 29, 2011, 1:07 amFiled under: Eco-Question of the Day — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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  • Sutasnee Thabthim
    GM – Communications & External Affairs
    The Shell Company of Thailand Limited

The New Energy Future

The New Energy Future will need diverse energy sources to meet rising demand. Managing emissions and better energy use will help safeguard the environment and conserve resources. New energy sources and getting more from existing resources will secure energy for decades to come.

A new energy future is dawning. It will be powered by multiple energy sources, from cleaner fossil fuels to renewable. The world will be on the road to sustainable mobility.

Government incentives and new technology will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard the environment. But society must also use energy more efficiently and secure new sources to meet surging long-term demand.

At Shell, they’re ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

**New Energy Future advertising campaign ran up until May 2009**

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What is Marine and Coastal Biodiversity?

October 19, 2010, 3:41 amFiled under: Eco-Question of the Day — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

Content from: Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) – www.cbd.int
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  • Mateusz Bański (Programme Assistant, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Environment Programme)
  • Joanna Solins (Communications Associate of Coral Reef Alliance)
  • Somphob Boonliam – somphobb.multiply.com

The oceans cover 70% of the planet’s surface area, and marine and coastal environments contain diverse habitats that support an abundance of marine life. Life in our seas produces a third of the oxygen that we breathe, offers a valuable source of protein and moderates global climatic change. Some examples of marine and coastal habitats include mangrove forests; coral reefs; sea grass beds; estuaries in coastal areas; hydrothermal vents; and seamounts and soft sediments on the ocean floor a few kilometres below the surface.

Why Marine and Coastal Biodiversity is Important?

Marine fish and invertebrates are among the last sources of wild food on the planet, providing over 2.6 billion people with at least 20% of their average per capita protein intake. Moreover, the world’s oceans host 32 of the 34 known phyla on Earth and contain somewhere between 500,000 and 10 million marine species. Species diversity is known to be as high as 1000 per square metre in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, and new oceanic species are continuously being discovered, particularly in the deep sea. It is therefore not surprising that the genetic resources in the oceans and coasts are of actual and potential interest for commercial uses.

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What is the Relationship between Climate Change and Weather?

June 24, 2010, 1:57 amFiled under: Eco-Question of the Day — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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  • IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

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  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) www.ipcc.ch

What is the Relationship between Climate Change and Weather?
Schematic view of the components of the climate system, their processes and interactions.

Climate is generally defined as average weather, and as such, climate change and weather are intertwined. Observations can show that there have been changes in weather, and it is the statistics of changes in weather over time that identify climate change. While weather and climate are closely related, there are important differences.

 

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What is Greenhouse Effect?

June 23, 2010, 9:55 pmFiled under: Eco-Question of the Day — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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  • IPCC, 2007: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

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The Sun powers Earth’s climate, radiating energy at very short wavelengths, predominately in the visible or near-visible (e.g., ultraviolet) part of the spectrum. Roughly one-third of the solar energy that reaches the top of Earth’s atmosphere is reflected directly back to space. The remaining two-thirds is absorbed by the surface and, to a lesser extent, by the atmosphere. To balance the absorbed incoming energy, the Earth must, on average, radiate the same amount of energy back to space.

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What is Green Label (Eco-Label)?

June 6, 2010, 10:01 amFiled under: Eco-Question of the Day — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

Content from: Thailand Environmental Institute (TEI)
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Source: Thailand Environmental Institute (TEI)
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What is Green Label (Eco-Label)?

 

The Green Label is an environmental certification awarded to specific products that are shown to have minimum detrimental impact on the environment in comparison with other products serving the same function.

 

The Thai Green Label Scheme applies to products and services (not including foods, drinks, and pharmaceuticals.  Products or services which meet the Thai Green Label criteria can carry the Thai Green Label.  Participation in the scheme is voluntary.

 


International Cooperation

The Thai Green Label Scheme implemented by Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) has signed bilateral mutual recognition agreements (MRA) with six Eco Labelling Programs in six countries including:

  • The Environment Development Foundation (EDF) of Taiwan in 2003,
  • Japan Environment Association (JEA) in 2003
  • Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) in 2003
  • The New Zealand Eco Labelling Trust (NZET) in 2004
  • Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) in 2005
  • China Environment United Certification Center Co. Ltd (CEC) in 2007

 

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What is ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol?

May 31, 2010, 8:22 pmFiled under: Eco-Question of the Day — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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ISO 14064 is an international standard for quantifying and reporting greenhouse gas emissions. ISO 14064 is an important reference for conducting a GHG inventory for an
organization. The standard can also assist governmental agencies or other program directors by providing a foundation for GHG reporting.

The GHG Protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol) is the international accounting tool for quantifying and managing greenhouse gas emission. the GHG Protocol is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups for solving climate change.

 

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