New Green House Gas Protocol (GHGP) amendment will now require NF3, nitrogen triflouride, to be included in inventories under the Corporate Standard, Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, and Product Standard under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
NF3, primarily used in the production of popular electronics such as LCD panels, computer circuits and thin-film solar cells, is said to be 17,200 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in trapping atmospheric heat over a 100-year time span.
After the United States published Dodd Frank Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence, Canada and the European Union were quick to follow. The United States Conflict Minerals law impacts publicly traded companies, while the Canadian Bill impacts both public and private companies.
Over 200 students to get access to real-time reading comprehension data with adaptive software designed to improve literacy levels
Washington, DC, May 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – First and second grade students at KIPP DC’s Shaw Campus are getting some valuable extra help with their reading skills and comprehension thanks to innovative funding for new reading software and netbooks from the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. The financial support from the YMCA was made possible from their EducationAd advertising with CBS EcoMedia.
The EICC, a coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, announced as latest speakers at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium. The coalition aims to improve efficiency and social, ethics and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain realm. EICC are pioneers in the industry through the development of the Conflict-Free Smelter program and its protocol.
This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.
Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers. The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.
A group of Winnipeg's inner city children are getting a special opportunity to learn about science at the University of Winnipeg, thanks to a unique education program called Eco-Kids on Campus.
For the students, most of them Aboriginal, it's their first opportunity to step onto a campus environment. Organizers are hoping that the innovative program, funded in part by Enbridge, will provide just the kind of step that will attract the children to a post-secondary education.
We all know that Skype connects people to each other in new and exciting ways. However, British explorer Daniel Hughes recently took Skype to an even higher level when he made a Skype Video Call from the peak of Mount Everest – 8,848 meters above sea level.