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Contents INTERVIEW 19


FEATURES 24 ❘ Cover story


Clean Sky, a joint venture between the European Commission and the aviation industry, is aiming to improve the environmental performance of aircraft. Mike Scott checks in for a progress report on this vital issue


26 ❘ Policy


Government plans for a ‘green revolu- tion’ based on the green tech and renew- able energy industries appear narrowly focused. Michael Townsend explains why integrating sustainability principles and performance within the conven- tional economy is important too


SUSTAINABLE CITIES


❘ Special supplement Despite covering a fraction of the Earth’s surface, cities consume 75% of all energy and emit the large majority of emissions. This essential supple- ment examines these problems and the potential cities have to become sustain- able beacons, leading the charge to a low-carbon economy


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THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS


Michael Townsend The regular contribu- tor, and author of the to-be-published Rough Guide to Sustainable Business, explores the Government’s strategy for growth, which must include sustainabiliity principles, he says >p26


Melissa Sterry Melissa’s Bionic City concept plays a part in our exciting Sustainable Cities supplement this. Imagine a city that takes its lead from the natural world that surrounds us? It’s interesting stuff > supplement, p10


INFORM 06 ❘ Carbon Reduction 08 ❘ Built environment 10 ❘ Transport 12 ❘ Resources 14 ❘ Finance 15 ❘ Market Intelligence COMMENT 11 ❘ Peter McManners


Our columnist explains why the man- agement of a sustainable world society needs clear objectives


15 ❘ Michael Townsend


The founder of Earthshine Solutions examines whether people who are concerned about climate change actually drive green cars


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LEADERS 17 ❘ Heineken International


Special focus on how the global brewing giant plans to cut its emissions and water use and empower local communities across the world. Plus Toyota and The Greenhouse Hotel


INTERVIEW 19 ❘ Terry Tamminen


The environment and energy strategist tells Erik Jaques about working for Arnold Schwarzenegger and why the UNFCCC process has run out of steam


BACK PAGES 32 ❘ Tracker 34 ❘ Diary 35 ❘ Notes from Selsdon


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