Nemo – No Emission Monday

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No Emission Monday, Nemo, is a global community where you can share insights and network with green explorers searching the way to the no emission future. It welcomes passioned grassroot creators and business visionaries as well as gate keepers to an open arena to tackle the challenges and opportunities of climate change and sustainable development. More>>

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Nemo Team Activities

MobileAquarium Service Launched

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Invitation : Start Recycling City project in your city!

Recycling City is a space to debate on cities, its metabolic cycles and everyday life good practices. In short, this is a proposal to create spaces for citizen participation in urban transformation processes. We want to reflect how to create more sustainable operating cycles and processes in our cities. The challenges we have through the transformation of our cities into more efficient communities, equitable and respectful to their ecosystem, are too large to go through this road alone.

Recycling City gives an opportunity to share your experience and create joint projects between partners from several countries. Learn from the others: food, ecucation economy, water, green technolologies, clean energy and sustainable building.

Choose your theme and focus area, link with other cities with similar intrerest and launch joint actions to share ideas and recources. Recycling City (RE_C) is a collaborative project started by the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at the UPC. Read more  and join Recycling City project>>

Sustainability and Transformation – The Next Level of Project Management

Climate change and sustainable development demand innovative solutions by companies. Thus, companies need to transform continuously to tackle these challenges and remain competitive.

There is, however, often a disconnect between strategic decisions, resulting projects and necessary cultural change to drive the transformation.

NemoTeam Zurich has therefore developed a new approach to project management that links strategy, structure and culture of an organisation in a sustainable way. Read more>>

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Doha

The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 seconds >>

 

THE FUTURE WE WANT: RIO+20

The Rio+20 “Future We Want” Outcome Document

Connie Hedegaard’s ‘class act’ got a legally bidning agreement at climate talks in Durban

First, it has forced countries to admit that their current climate policies are inadequate. 

The Durban agreement explicitly refers to the “emissions gap” – the difference between the aggregate impact of commitments that countries have made, and the upper limit of emissions required to have a chance of meeting the globally agreed goal of no more than two degrees of global warming. That gap is large, and countries have now agreed that their targets will need to be strengthened to try to close it. In doing so Durban has snatched the 2C goal from the jaws of impossibility. It still looks very difficult to achieve, but if more concerted action is now taken early enough, it yet could be.

Second, Durban has re-established the principle that climate change should be tackled through a framework of international law. Since the failure of the Copenhagen talks two years ago, it seemed that the world had abandoned this ideal in favour of so-called “pledge and review”, in which countries made purely voluntary national commitments. The legal approach has the great advantage of ensuring that national commitments outlast individual governments, making them much more certain for business and for other countries seeking confidence that their own low carbon policies will not be undermined by free riders elsewher.

Under the Durban agreement, governments will now spend four years negotiating how far and how fast each country should cut carbon emissions.

Scientists and environmental groups warned that urgent action was still needed to rescue the world from climate change.

Atkins said the science was clear – the current emissions targets set by developed and developing countries were inadequate, and if they were not strengthened, the poorest would be hurt most. “Millions of the poorest people around the globe are already facing the impacts of climate change – countries like the US who have done most to create this crisis must now take the lead in tackling it,” he said.

Nemo Barcelona takes off

Nemo has arrived to Barcelona! The new Nemo Barcelona starts running with an interesting project in mind, Recycling City (RE_C), which consists of series of events related to sustainable development and the Recycling City Prize. The prize aims to award projects that represent a sustainability success in urban environments, especially in developing countries. By using the Nemo RE_C database, Recycling City Prize will recognize and evaluate these outstanding projects.

A public launching event to present Nemo Barcelona and its activities will be organized with the collaboration of National Museum of Science and Technology (mNACTEC,http://www.mnactec.cat) on 14 December 2011. More>>

MoMos and Nemos are taking over the world

There is no shortage of demand for global networks that have originated in Finland. The MoMo community platform for influential people in the mobile industry, which is already having a global impact, and Nemo, which is just starting its conquest of the world, want to change the world.When it comes to growth, the sky’s the limit.

Nemo looking for new people

No Emission Monday, Nemo, which was inspired by MoMo and came about out of the need of dozens of business managers, brings together different actors to discover how to respond to the challenges of climate change and how create competitive advantage from a green approach. Nemo, which was established almost a year ago, is experiencing a similar upward trajectory to MoMos. There are now just over ten Nemo cities and just over a thousand participants. The targets have been set high.– Our objective is to operate in every other country in the world within five years. We will consider all options and enthusiastically wait to see what transpires. Right now, we have a global search for new people: we are looking for suitable people to set up new Nemo teams.

http://www.goodnewsfinland.com/archive/themes/social-innovations/momos-and-nemos-are-taking-over-the-world/

Three New Nemo Cities Launched and More on the Way

Three New Nemo Cities Launched and More on the WayThe Bratislava NemoTeam launch meeting was held on January 24th, 2011 with 12 active team members participating. According to Radoslav Mizera, “The group clearly sees the benefit and need of meeting regularly and providing suggestions to local decision makers and the wider public”. Among topics the Bratislava team will address are mobility and traffic, as well as smart grids, green buildings, renewable energy, and waste management.

The kickoff meeting in Zurich on February 21st, 2011 was hosted by PwC Switzerland. The group discussed options to integrate ongoing efforts in the field of sustainability of other networks in Zurich, potential contacts, and the creation of added value for members and companies. Also among topics discussed werepossible setups for the local NemoBazaar, the format of regular meetings and the proposed concept of an open innovation process as core service of the local Zurich NemoTeam, as well as options to multiply this approach in other cities.

The Copenhagen team was launched on March 11th. A preliminary brainstorming session on Nemo was held in Addis Abeba, and in Sao Paolo an active core team is working on getting Nemo off the ground.

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