Thx Anna. There is another point. Apart outside factors, we are assisting to delicate circumstantes in EU from political point of view. In several countries polls are reporting people would come back to the vote soon in order to renew Govs and maybe to promote EU separation, then a global long-term plan it could be very difficult to keep alive without impredictable changes.
pocharels, It wouldn't cost as much to put in some showers and a locker room as it would to install a full scale gym. Another advantage for companies is that employees would be exercising on their own time when coming in and leaving, rather than using time in the middle of the day. Plus, they would take up fewer parking spaces and be less likely to be delayed by traffic.
Thanks for sharing your perspective on this report, which I though was very insightful.High Tech manufacturers should always have issues concerning the environmental impact of their operations at the top of their agenda.
I was also delighted to learn in this report that the EU is fostering greater collaboration with other nations to assist them in their plans to improve the low carbon emission agenda.
The report says:
"The EU with little more than 10% of global emissions will not be able to tackle climate change on its own. Progress internationally is the only way to solve the problem of climate change, and the EU must continue to engage its partners."
It goes on to say:
"A number of Europe's key partners from around the world, such as China, Brazil and Korea, are addressing these issues, first through stimulus programmes, and now more and more through concrete action plans to promote the "low carbon economy". Standstill would mean losing ground in major manufacturing sectors for Europe."
This is an excellent article. I believe this is a global thing and it's going to be a global thing.
EU while creating more opportunities for high tech companies is on the other hand keeping the environment clean and dependency on oil as the major source of energy will drastically reduce too. It's just a matter of time, if one can start, others (the rest of the world) will soon embrace it too.
I know of a few people who bicycle to work. The problem is -- even if one lives within a distnace that makes it doable -- the roads are generally very unfriendly for cyclists. There are very few bike paths, and the bit of road to the right is sometimes taken up by parked cars. But if people would do it, they would not only save gas but gain exercise, as well -- a double bonus.
Anandvy, that is exactly the point. It is all part of the global climate change initiatives, Carbon emission free society means taking extra steps to reduce reliance on fossil fuels consumption - which means cutting back on petrol and diesel usage by seeking alternatives such as electric cars, cycling to work and so on. Producing renewable energy sources such as Wind power, solar power to name but few. All of which are considered to be kind to the environment and cheaper. Hence it is a global thing.
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