Many news, little rescue for the planet 1
- I read today that the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon ha assembled a group of an uncertain number of men (and women?) of business corporations as well as Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to advise him every second month on Climate Change. „It’s goal is to be supportive for the secretary-general in his work to increase the likelihood of a deal in Copenhagen and also then afterwards the execution of the deal,“ Lars Josefsson, the chief executive of Swedish power utility Vattenfall. Is this not just greenwashing for the coprorations? Why do NGOs literally hop into bed with the enemy – those who block a Climate Agreement?
- A group of companies from the aviation business announced today to make around 30 airports in Europe carbon neutral by a not notworthy date in time. Is this greenwashing or has the aviation industry suddenly found a conscious? More to it, Continental Airline announced it flew succesfully on a bioful-burning plane for 90-mins, effectively cutting emissions by 60%. Is this the solution?