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Compliance for Green It : A Pocket Guide - Alan Calder

Compliance for Green It

A Pocket Guide

Paperback Published: 5th March 2009
ISBN: 9781849280006
Number Of Pages: 70

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Environmental regulations impact IT ... Buy this guide and understand how! Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are leading to a gradual rise in the temperature of the earth. With the signature of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, many countries committed themselves to lowering their emissions of greenhouse gases in order to reduce the speed at which climate change is happening. Many organisations are now responding to the issue of climate change by improving their energy efficiency. Public opinion and customer expectations are also encouraging companies to adopt green initiatives. IT represents an important element of your organisation's environmental policy, not only as regards carbon emissions but also in terms of waste disposal. This pocket guide is intended to provide company directors and executives with a brief guide to the regulatory requirements that are driven by the Green Agenda. It offers you an overview of the key legislative initiatives and environmental standards, and includes an examination of carbon trading schemes.

Introduction 1 Legislative and fiscal initiatives 1 Accredited certification 2 Carbon trading 2 Chapter 1: Legislative Initiatives 5 Chapter 2: RoHS 9 Chapter 3: Electrical Waste Disposal 13 EU WEEE Directive 14 EU Batteries Directive 18 EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 18 Other waste legislation 19 Chapter 4: Climate Change Laws 21 The RGGI cap-and-trade initiative 21 Western Climate Initiative (WCI) 22 UK Climate Change Levy 22 Chapter 5: Fiscal Initiatives and Standards 27 ENERGY STAR 29 EuP 33 Chapter 6: Environmental Management Standards 37 ISO14001 37 EMAS 39 ISO27001 41 IBM Energy Efficiency Program 42 The Energy-Efficiency Loans scheme (UK) 42 Enhanced Capital Allowances (UK) 43 Chapter 7: Carbon and Carbon Trading 45 Carbon footprint 46 Carbon offset projects 48 Carbon trading 54 Carbon trading schemes 58 The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) 59 The UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment 61 The UN carbon trading flexibility mechanisms 61 Emissions Trading 61 Joint Implementation (JI) 62 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) 62 ITG Resources 63

ISBN: 9781849280006
ISBN-10: 1849280002
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 70
Published: 5th March 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.0 x 9.4  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.05