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He will also be speaking on 23 Jan 2013 at a joint Energy Institute and British Standard organised seminar ”Energy Efficiency: What do we need to scale it up?” His presentation is titled ”Energy Management and ISO 50001″.
Kit Ong is author of Energy Management in Business published in January 2013 by Gower.
Other books on sustainability in business can be found in our new Sustainability & Green Economics catalogue.
In the first of a four part series for the 2degrees Sustainable Business Network, practicing energy consultant Kit Oung explores carbon reduction strategies using low-cost high-return opportunities and energy management systems.
Kit Oung is the author of Energy Management in Business: A Manager’s Guide to Maximising and Sustaining Energy Reduction – published this month.
On a related issue, we liked this inforgraphic which gives a quick overview of the issues, progress and set-backs of the Kyoto Protocol. For more on C02 reduction, Larry Reynold’s new book The Business Leader’s Guide to the Low-carbon Economy gives advice on how businesses can prosper whilst reducing their carbon footprint.
Further Gower Sustainability and Green Economics titles can be found by following this link.
I am delighted to say that the virtual journal, PMWorld is back after a month or two’s absence while the site was redesigned. If you have not used the jounal yet, I thoroughly recommend it as a source of free, independent and very good quality articles, case studies, reviews and reports on the whole world of project management. The highlights of Volume 1 Issue 1, from our perspective are: an article by Waffa Karkukly on the PMO Lifecycle; our Series Editor, Professor Darren Dalcher, on the risks of overstating benefits; Stephen Jenner on the fundamentals of project realization; and David Hillson’s thought-proving article ‘Kill the Risk Manager’. In the book reviews section, there are reviews of two Gower books: No Waste and Project Psychology.
Waffa Kakukly is author of the forthcoming Managing the PMO Lifecycle; Stephen Jenner is author of Transforming Government and Public Services; David Hillson is author of a clutch of Gower titles, including Managing Risk in Projects.
The Asian Development Bank this week urged Asian countries to implement green infrastructure projects to cope with the region’s explosive growth. Asia is urbanising at an unprecedented scale and speed, and if this trend continues it will pose enormous environmental challenges and degradation warned its Chief Economist, Changyong Rhee, at the launch of the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 Green Urbanisation in Asia report. According to the report, since the 1980s Asia has been urbanising faster than anywhere else with the region, which is already home to almost half of the worlds city dwellers. In just over a decade it will be home to 21 of 37 mega-cities worldwide and in the coming generation 11 billion more people are expected to join Asia’s spiraling urban ranks. This expansion has been accompanied by a sharp rise in pollution, slum dwelling and widening economic and social inequalities, causing rapid environmental degradation.
It is in response to issues like these that many of the world’s leading authors on Sustainability and Green Economics are calling for change. Latest research, ideas and practical expertise can be found amongst Gower’s Green Economics books at www.gowerpublishing.com/businessenvironment or www.gowerpublishing.com/environmentaleconomics which includes further titles from Ashgate.
As one reviewer of Gower’s Plan for the Planet comments:
“As the world struggles with increasing threats to sustainability, caused by population growth, overuse of fresh water resources, depletion of biodiversity, reliance on non-renewable energy sources, rising prices of food, and climate disruptions, there is an urgent need for a Plan for the Planet…..”
William N. Ryerson, President, Population Media Center and Population Institute, USA