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Simplifying MRSL and RSL Compliance Through CleanChain, an ADEC Innovation


The textile industry is the world’s second largest industrial polluter (second to oil). According to the World Bank, textile dyeing and treatment are responsible for almost 20% of global industrial water pollution. Cotton production accounts for 2.6% of the world’s water footprint, and a single cotton t-shirt requires a third of a pound of pesticides and other chemicals to produce.    

Why the Ontario Cap and Trade Program is Here to Stay


Some in the business community are uncertain whether the Ontario Cap and Trade (CT) program will survive a Progressive Conservative win in the provincial election scheduled next year, but there is no need to worry. Like previous politicians riding on voters’ anger, the rhetoric is replaced by bluster once elected because the revenue stream is too vital to be terminated. This happened in the First World War when the Canadian government implemented a temporary tax on income, and more recently the reviled Goods and Services Tax (GST). Both are alive and well today, decades after their initial implementations. Lessons learned from the past are transparency and communication, and so far the Ontario government is doing that with the CT program, with good results in reducing GHG emissions. But, let’s take a closer look.

An Overview of the Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Part Two


The spread of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress, to bridge the digital divide and to develop knowledge societies. In Part One of our two-article series, we provided an overview of the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here, we examine the importance of ICT as it relates to the remaining SDGs.