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         SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                        UPU Sustainable Development Project Group
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  N° 13                SEPTEMBER 2009                                                                   CONTENTS
                                                                                                        Editorial.................................................. p. 1
                                                                                                        NEWS ..................................................... p. 1
                                                                                                        WE TALK TO
  Editorial                                                                                             Jean-François Trogrlic,
                                                                                                        ILO Office in France............................. p. 2
  Climate: The clock is ticking                                                                         FOCUS
  Even the gloomiest climate change forecasts from the IPCC(1)                                          Water set to run dry before oil ............. p. 3
  have been surpassed. Sea levels are rising twice as fast as predicted.
  The first climate refugees are being forced to leave their homes. The                                 PROJECT GROUP IN ACTION .. p. 4
  future of our planet will be played out in the next five years. After                                 POSTAL INITIATIVES ................... p. 4
  that, it will probably be too late. For now though, a stalwart few
  continue to fight against climate change, refusing to accept defeat.                                  OTHER INITIATIVES.................... p. 5
  Evidence of this is surfacing everywhere, including in the
  preparatory discussions for the UN-sponsored Copenhagen                                               ECODATES.......................................... p. 5
  Summit, which should see the Kyoto Protocol updated in mid-
  December. Basically, if the main actors on the world stage do not
  react, the world is headed for disaster…

             NEWS                                                                                                    NEWS
  We are proud to find postal operators among those digging in their
  heels and joining the fight against climate change. Together, and
  within the UPU in particular, they are devising initiatives and                                           Melting ice threatens a quarter of the world's
  measures to pull us back from the brink of disaster. Let's hope that                                  population
  this action will be powerful enough to help curb global warming,                                      According to a report published by the WWF on 2
  which will hit the poorest countries and their inhabitants hardest.                                   September 2009, entitled "The Arctic Climate
  Mobilizing postal operators against climate change in this way goes                                   Feedbacks: Global Implications," the global effects of
  far beyond the scope of their usual activities. This is not only                                      the Arctic warming will be much more devastating
  because postal operators constitute a very significant body of                                        than previously thought. Elise Buckle, coordinator of
  employees, but above all because they are in direct contact with tens                                 the WWF Climate Change and Energy programme,
  of millions of people every day in post offices or on their delivery                                  explains that the Arctic is heating up at twice the rate
  rounds. By using the postal infrastructure to inform, raise awareness                                 of the rest of the planet and we do not fully
  and mobilize people, both public and private postal operators                                         understand why, although we do know that the
  perform a real service, and help to spread the message about climate                                  Earth's orientation particularly exposes this region to
  change.                                                                                               the sun's rays. Ms Buckle also suggests that thawing
  We hope that the Copenhagen summit in December will not merely                                        permafrost and submarine ice is causing the methane
  result in a damp squib. A broad agreement with clear bases is                                         and carbon dioxide contained therein to be released
  essential, because time is running out and discussions must urgently                                  more rapidly, which is further accelerating climate
  be translated into action. In industrialized and developing countries                                 change. But salt levels in the Arctic Ocean are also
  alike, postal operators will be on the frontline in the fight against                                 changing as the melting ice increases the volume of
  climate change, helping to save our planet.                                                           fresh water, thereby altering its role of climate
                                                                                                        regulator and disrupting the functioning of ecosystems
  Patrick Widloecher                                                                                    and large ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream,
  Chairman of the UPU's Sustainable Development Project Group                                           which softens Europe's climate among others. If
  (¹) a group of experts from around the world which reviews scientific, technical and socio-economic   nothing is done, this will likely propel us towards a
  information relevant to the risk of climate change. (website: www.ipcc.ch)                            situation where increased sea levels will vary from one
                                                                                                        continent to another and from one coastal town to
                                                                                                        another, principally threatening the people living in
                                                                                                        sprawling coastal megalopolises. The WWF is also
                                                                                                        demanding that at the Copenhagen summit, all
                                                                                                        countries across the world commit to Co² emissions
                                                                                                        cuts of 80% by 2050, in order to fight climate change
                                                                                                        effectively.
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                                                               We talk to…
     Natural risks: The UN’s sobering diagnosis
 The International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction,
 which was launched by the UN in 2000, published a
 report in May offering an initial assessment of natural
 disasters which occurred between 1975 and 2008. In            Jean-François Trogrlic
 this period, some 8,866 disasters killed 2,284,000
 people. Of 23 disasters identified since 1975, six have
                                                               Director of the ILO Office in France
 occurred since 2000: cyclone Nargis in Burma, the
                                                               What are workers’ fundamental rights?
 Sichuan earthquake in China (2008), the Kashmir
 earthquake (2005) and the Indian Ocean tsunami                The new economic and social order stemming from globalization made “social
 (2004). Overall, the risk of death from flooding              dumping” and the fight against it a hot topic in the nineties. For the first time, the
 increased by 13% between 1990 and 2007, and                   1995 World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen recognized the need for
 Bangladesh, China and India alone account for 75% of          workers across the world to enjoy fundamental rights.
 the world’s mortality risk from floods. While the total       The culmination of long debate by the international community and the ILO in
 amount of human and economic losses increased                 particular saw fundamental rights officially defined in 1998.
 across the entire period, proportionally speaking they        There are four such rights, enshrined in the ILO Declaration of 1998 on Fundamental
 remain stable, due to both the demographic increase as        Principles and Rights at Work:
 well as that of world GDP. However, the report                –    freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective
 highlights the fact that UN experts expect the situation           bargaining;
 to deteriorate because of climate change and ecosystem
 degradation, as almost 60% of the services provided by        –    the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour;
 ecosystems are in decline. Yet it is these same
 ecosystems which absorb the impact of natural                 –    the abolition of child labour;
 disasters. Climate change will undoubtedly lead to            –     the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
 heightened disaster risk. While most rural dwellers in        Two fundamental ILO conventions correspond to each of these principles. The 183
 developing countries are very vulnerable to disasters as      member states of the ILO must respect the underlying principles and rights,
 they have no savings or insurance, similarly poorly           irrespective of whether they have ratified these conventions.
 controlled urbanization is leading to increased fragility
 for inhabitants of city suburbs. Underlining the              How are they applied across the world, and what do you think are the main
 paradox of climate change, largely caused by the richest      obstacles still to be overcome?
 countries while the most deprived countries suffer the
                                                               The Declaration’s follow-up mechanism promotes their application across the world,
 consequences, the UN is calling on governments to
                                                               as it supports states’ actions in ratifying these conventions and implementing the
 take action to prepare for risks which always cause
                                                               recommendations. The ILO is thus developing major cooperation programmes to
 more damage to the poorest countries.
                                                               support governments, employers’ organizations and workers as they strive to achieve
                                                               the objectives. Clearly, not all countries are affected in the same way by the problems
    A green city for the Sunshine State                        raised by these fundamental rights; a country’s level of economic development
 In early 2010, developer Syd Kitson is hoping to begin        strongly influences its implementation and respect for them.
 construction of a city of 50,000 residents, covering an       The ILO examines the application of these rights every year during its annual
 area of 7,000 hectares in Florida. The project involves       conference. And while mass forced labour fortunately remains confined to a handful
 the construction of 20,000 homes conforming to the            of countries, the same cannot be said for discrimination in respect of employment,
 strictest environmental standards, with a pedestrianized      including professional equality, which affects all the member states, albeit to differing
 downtown area, public transport and convenience               degrees.
 stores. The developer has also signed a contract with
 the utility company Florida Power & Light (FP&L) for          What role do you think the postal sector can play in this field?
 construction of a 75 megawatt solar plant, (twice as
 powerful as the biggest plant in existence, which is          Thanks to its universality and presence across the world, the postal sector generates a
 located in Germany,) thus affording the city a positive       significant amount of paid employment and labour, both directly and through related
 energy balance. The city will also act as a window to         activities, subsidiaries and outsourcing. And while it is well understood that the ILO
 the intelligent electricity network that is being rolled      conventions are to be enforced by states, companies nevertheless have an important
 out across the United States: every home will be              role to play in taking ownership of these conventions and putting in place their own
 equipped with an intelligent meter, and FP&L is               means to apply the recommendations..
 planning to install charging stations for electric vehicles   They can also monitor the practices of their subcontractors and suppliers, which is a
 to boot.                                                      valuable means of disseminating good practices.
                                                               These activities may take different forms, ranging from the company’s internal
                                                               policies involvement to the signing of international framework agreements between
     Roof gardens to combat pollution in Mexico
                                                               multinational companies and international trade union federations. Social dialogue
 Under the umbrella of the "Sustainable Housing
                                                               must be encouraged as it will define these activities and ensure their implementation
 Units" programme initiated by its City Council two
                                                               at all levels.
 years ago, Mexico City has created 8,000 m² of green
                                                               This is the most valuable tool at our disposal, not only when it comes to defining and
 spaces on the rooftops of schools, day-care centres
                                                               applying commitments, but also for regular evaluation results.
 and hospitals. It also intends to begin offering tax
 breaks in 2010 for green-roofed businesses and
 individuals. In addition, the city has just established
 the first technical standard on green roofs in Latin          The programme is already flourishing, as HSBC has planted a 465 m² garden on the
 America, aiming to plant 30,000 to 50,000 m² of               roof of its ten floor tower, not to mention an array of multinational companies, from
 garden by 2012. Tanya Müller, director of the                 Telmex to Wal Mart Mexico, which are proudly displaying their green roofs.
 programme, explains that in this "concrete jungle" there
 is in fact, "no room on the ground for green spaces. On the      A record number of women enter the Japanese Parliament
 roofs, vegetation reduces the air pollution and energy        With 54 women out of 480, the Lower House elected last August in Japan has the
 consumption to improve residents’ quality of life."           biggest female contingent in the country’s history. A total of 11.25% of elected
                                                               women brings Japan from 103rd to 95th place in the world classification of female
                                                               participation in parliament.


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              FOCUS
Water set to run dry before oil
Specialists are sounding the alarm. While           in 2007. With 24 million inhabitants, the south east    takes between 1,000 and 20,000 litres of
alternatives to oil do exist, the same cannot be    is very densely populated; many of these people         water to produce 1 kg of meat.
said for water, whether for the survival of         have never been billed for the water with which         Furthermore, vast industrial sectors would
mankind or a plethora of industrial purposes.       they liberally douse their gardens (70% of homes        be totally paralyzed from a loss of water,
Indeed, water could well become the main            do not have water meters).                              which from now on, should be considered a
production limiting factor.                         In Spain, the battle for water resources between the    strategic raw material. Looking at textiles: it
Such dire warnings may leave inhabitants of         northern regions that boast abundant water              takes around 150 litres of water to produce
rich countries incredulous, as up until now         resources and those of the drought-stricken centre      1 kilogramme of cotton, or the food
they have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, an        and south, remains a source of concern for the          industry: whose five "giants" Nestlé,
abundant supply of good quality water at a          government, which has had to build sea water            Unilever, Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Bush and
trifling price: on goes the tap and out the water   desalination plants along the coast.                    Danone alone consume almost 575 billion
runs… begging the question; for how much            According to IPCC forecasts, rainfall is likely to      litres of water per year; the electronics
longer, and at what cost?                           severely decline in Mediterranean countries,            industry, where 13 cubic metres are needed
With 70% of the Earth's surface being covered       especially as tourism exerts growing pressure on        to produce one single 200mm semi-
with water, understandably this resource has        water resources. In Turkey, Syria, Libya, Morocco       conductor pin and mobile phone sim card
long been considered inexhaustible. But the         and Algeria this activity competes with the             production is responsible for a quarter of
majority of the 1400 million billion cubic          agricultural sector as the main consumer. Tunisia,      the water consumed in Silicon Valley;
metres of water on Earth – 97.2% of its             which welcomes some 7 million tourists a year,          energy production: around 40% of fresh
volume, is salt water, and proportionally           wants to reduce its daily consumption of 560 litres     water drawn from lakes and water tables in
speaking, mankind only has a mere trickle of        per bed occupied to 300 litres, while Egypt and         the United States is used to cool power
fresh water with which to quench its thirst.        Israel have chosen to re-use their treated water.       plants. And it takes five litres of water to
And there's more: 70% of this water is in the       Cyprus, Syria, Malta, Libya and Spain are beginning     extract one single litre of oil from the
form of ice at the poles and most of the            to do likewise.                                         bituminous sands of Alberta.
remainder is in the soil, in the form of            Finally, researchers are trying to understand how       Furthermore, some 2.4 billion people
humidity, or in deep underground water tables       they can better predict rainfall in West Africa,        throughout the world suffer from a lack of
which are difficult to access. So less than 1%      which was at the mercy of an erratic monsoon and        sanitation systems; another significant
of the planet's hydrosphere is actually available   afflicted with twenty five years of drought from        source of this general pollution. Almost five
to man…and the lion's share of this has been        1970 to 1995.                                           million people a year die from water-related
seriously polluted by our agricultural and          Climate change also threatens to exacerbate the         diseases.
industrial activities. Moreover, this water is      shortage of good quality water: by geographically
very "unfairly" distributed throughout the          and quantitatively altering rain patterns, by melting   Growing demand
world: whereas in China, 22% of the world's         the glaciers, immense water reserves which feed the     Every twenty years, global demand doubles
population lives with only 7% of the water          great rivers supplying entire regions of China, India   so as to meet the needs of agriculture
resources, Buenos Aires luxuriates in the           and Pakistan for example, on which over one             (irrigation), urbanization and an increasingly
immense reserve of Rio de la Plata – a fresh        billion people depend.                                  consumerist way of life. Even if land could
water sea – and the Guarani aquifer (the third                                                              be irrigated much more efficiently than
largest in the world). Every morning, the city's                                                            today, the process would still need to be
porters wash down the pavements with the                                                                    intensified in order to feed 4 to 5 billion
equivalent of the consumption of a European                                                                 additional mouths in 2050.
city with 300,000 inhabitants.
So what is it that characterizes water today?                                                               What can postal operators do in the face
In a nutshell: dwindling supply, poorer quality                                                             of this pending disaster?
and growing demand.                                                                                         Agriculture, livestock farming, the food and
                                                                                                            energy industries…postal operators do not
Drying up to a trickle                                                                                      feature on the list of culprits that are
On 13 August, the Indian government                                                                         endangering the future of mankind through
reported that rainfall 29% below the seasonal                                                               their excessive water consumption.
average would affect nine states, resulting in an                                                           Employers and postal operators alike have a
historic drought which threatens farming            Figures from the first World Water Forum                primarily educational role to play, due to the
yields.                                             (Marrakech, March 2002), indicate that the amount       large numbers of people working for them
Every year, entire regions of the world are         of fresh water available per inhabitant has fallen by   throughout the world, in addition to their
faced with similar droughts: Australia, the         40% since 1970. Today, over one third of the            vast customer base.
world's third largest wheat exporter, has seen      world's population lives in regions suffering from      This educational role is made all the easier
its harvests shrink by several million tonnes in    hydric stress, namely, where consumption exceeds        by the fact that people are becoming
recent years, owing to chronic drought              the entire fresh water supply by at least 10%. By       increasingly aware of the threats hanging
accompanied by devastating fires. For several       2025, this situation may be affecting not only one,     over water. As the resource dries up and
years now, companies in this country have had       but rather two thirds of the world population.          prices rise, people will start to be more
to contend with a water rationing system.                                                                   careful in how they use it.
The picture is almost identical in the American     Poorer quality                                          Staff are unlikely to object to the installation
West, where Lake Mead, one of the two main          By pouring ever-increasing quantities of non-           of water meters in very many postal
impoundments on the Colorado River, is              treated water into the environment and thereby          workplaces, or to a variety of adaptations
expected to shrink to alarming levels in the        contaminating drinking water, agriculture and           aiming to manage consumption, far from it
coming years. The reservoir has been depleted       industry have ruined its quality in the last thirty     in fact. Saving water and broadcasting the
by the region's cities, Las Vegas, Los Angeles      years. Today, half of all rivers and waterways are      fact also puts the brakes on charges which
and San Diego, built as they are in semi-desert     severely polluted.                                      would otherwise simply escalate. This helps
zones, as well as by intense farming activity       Farming is the biggest water consumer: depending        ensure that the postal sector has an
and electronic industry, which is also a high       on the region, 400 to 2000 litres of water are          environmentally-friendly image in the eyes
water consumer.                                     needed to produce one kilogramme of wheat. But          of a public which is increasingly sensitive to
The threat of drought also looms large in the       our changing food habits, together with economic        the specific issue of water, both at home
south east of England's green and pleasant          development, are inexorably leading to greater meat     and abroad.
land, despite the north being ravaged by floods     consumption and thus constituting a real threat: it

Sustainable Development Newsletter No. 13 – September 2009                                                                                            Page 3
   THE UPU SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT GROUP IN ACTION
    The next SDPG meeting                            inventory of greenhouse gas emissions         2010. In addition, the UPU is developing
The SDPG will meet during the                        from the postal sector.                       a guide to assist countries when
upcoming CA on 5 November at                         To date, 98 countries have completed the      beginning to take stock of their
9.30. The provisional agenda includes the            questionnaire and are thus participating in   emissions, making this task accessible to
following points:                                    this assessment which should result in a      all.
– Assessment of the study on                         regional emissions mapping. The
   greenhouse gas emissions produced by              methodology of this mapping will be                The next regional seminar on
   the postal sector – Cooperation with              introduced at the next SDPG meeting           sustainable development will be held
   the Restricted Unions.                            and the figures will be published during      in Asia.
– Awareness       campaign     on    how             the Copenhagen Conference on climate          The next regional seminar on sustainable
   HIV/AIDS is spread.                               change in December. With 39 responses,        development will be organized with
– Presentation of the International                  the European countries have been the          APPU and will be held from 2 to 4
   Bureau's first carbon footprint                   most forthcoming. 17 African countries,       December 2009 in Bangkok (Thailand).
   assessment.                                       14 from the Americas, 25 from Asia and        This seminar will be based around the
– 2009 sustainable development seminar               3 from Oceania have also contributed.         three pillars of sustainable development
   jointly organized with APPU.                      In collaboration with PostEurop and           (environment, economy and society) and
– Seminar on social dialogue in West                 IPC, the UPU has also committed to            on the 20 priority activities defined by the
   Africa jointly organized with ILO and             putting in place a standard which aims to     UPU. Postal operators in the region will
   UNI Global Union.                                 define the inventory methods used, to         share good practices on many issues such
– Creation of a renewable/alternative                agree on definitions of the terms used        as climate change, environmental
   energy subgroup in cooperation with               and to harmonize the areas measured by        protection, biodiversity, responsible
   UNEP.                                             each of the three organizations in the        finance, responsible purchasing and
                                                     framework       of      their     different   supply,     green     cities,    community
   State of play of the CO² study and                measurement programmes. This standard         partnerships, the programme to combat
UPU, PostEurop and IPC cooperation                   is currently being reviewed by several        AIDS, gender equality in the workplace,
Given the amount of natural resources                member countries and improvements will        and development of dialogue with social
used, postal activities do impact climate            be made based on their comments on its        stakeholders. There will also be
change. Having decided to measure this               clarity, readability and ease of              presentations from experts on a variety of
impact, the UPU has launched the first               comprehension. It should be made              subjects.
                                                     available to member countries in early



             POSTAL INITIATIVES
      No more plastic bags from                          Canada Post issues two stamps to               De Post – La Poste (Belgium)
Australia Post                                       raise awareness about the dangers of          switches to responsible paper
Australia Post announced last July that it           climate change                                Having developed an ambitious plan of
would soon stop providing plastic bags               Under the umbrella of an international        action to cut its CO² emissions (mainly
for its customers.                                   postal campaign to raise awareness about      linked to its transport activities and postal
People are being encouraged to use their             the consequences of global warming, the       buildings), by 35% by 2012, De Post – La
own re-usable bags, and most post offices            theme being "Protecting the polar regions     Poste, as an important link in the paper
will sell environmentally-friendly re-               and glaciers", Canada Post issued two         chain, intends to play a pioneering role in
usable bags.                                         stamps in April. Many animal species may      promoting sustainable and responsible
Plastic bags will be phased out gradually,           well be wiped out by melting glaciers, as     use of paper. This is why, from autumn
as the stocks held by Australia Post are             this will not only endanger their natural     2009, it will be using only recycled or FSC
used up. Since April however, post office            habitat but also disrupt the food chain       certified paper (from sustainably managed
employees have no longer been                        and migratory flows. The two labels           forests). As of November 2009, all
systematically offering bags to customers,           depict a polar bear, whose habitat is         postage stamps will be printed on FSC
so as to cut the number of bags and                  already under threat, and an arctic tern, a   certified paper. The operator has also
smooth the path to change. Once the                  bird which symbolizes the link between        taken the necessary steps to become ISO
stocks have run out, customers will be               the North and South Poles due to its          14001 certified for environmental stamp
encouraged         to     make       more            annual migration between them.                production by the end of the year.
environmentally-friendly choices.
                                                                                                        La Poste (France): Results from
                                                                                                   the fourth annual employee survey on
                                                                                                   their view of sustainable development
                                                                                                   The French Institute of Public Opinion
                                                                                                   (IFOP) carried out a fourth survey of
                                                                                                   postal workers in May 2009 by phoning
                                                                                                   the homes of 1002 postal employees. The
                                                                                                   results show that La Poste staff have now
                                                                                                   fully absorbed the importance of the
                                                                                                   operator's      sustainable     development
                                                                                                   activities, that they participate in them to
                                                                                                   a greater extent and that they are also

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calling on their managers to become                  Staff are leading the charge when it
more heavily involved.                               comes to deploying La Poste's sustainable
Over the years, sustainable development              development policy.
activities carried out by La Poste have              90% say that staff are important in rolling
become an increasing priority, with                  out      the      operator's      sustainable
particularly significant progress made               development policy (54% say very
between 2008 and 2009.                               important), more so than managers,
For example, gender equality in the                  (85%) and the sustainable development
workplace is a top or fairly high priority           unit, (85%),
for 92% of people surveyed (66% say it is            general management (77%) or human
a top priority, up 25% compared with                 resources management (67%).
2008).                                               Staff are already actively participating in
And 82% believe that increased                       the broad range of sustainable
recruitment of disabled people is a                  development           initiatives       being
priority (47% say it is a top priority, an           implemented in the workplace. Where
increase of 18% on 2008).                            they do not yet take part, they strongly
Fuel savings are a priority for 88% (a high          intend to do so. For example, in
priority for 58%, up 20% compared with               communications, 60% participate in
2008), 87% see recycling of waste as a               raising     awareness       of    sustainable
priority; saving paper is also important to          development among staff and 26% plan
87%, and investment in electric vehicles             to do so.
is a priority for 79% of people surveyed.            There is still progress to be made in terms
These sustainable development activities             of information, in that 65% believe they
are expected to yield substantial benefits,          are well informed about the sustainable
and positive progress is being seen.                 development activities and projects (49%
On this issue, 94% believe that setting up           say they are quite well and 16% very well
sustainable development activities will              informed).
definitely or probably help La Poste to              The level of information varies according
improve its image (66% say definitely),              to the subject area. People are best
while for 89% it will enable development             informed about health and safety in the
of innovation (44% say definitely). 81%              workplace (74% well informed). Energy
think that financial results will improve as         saving comes next (59%), together with
a result of these activities (43% say                reduction in pollution from transport
definitely, up 9 points from 2008), and              (59%), responsible paper use (55%),
for 80% it will help them better meet                followed by waste recycling (50%).
their customers' expectations.                       In this context, 83% say that raising
Furthermore, for 80%, these initiatives              awareness about sustainable development
will ensure La Poste is a company where              among staff is priority, (a very high
people want to come to work. And 73%                 priority for 45%).
say they will improve the internal climate
by bringing staff together in shared
projects.

             OTHER INITIATIVES
    More environmentally-friendly                    environment", reduced travel as a result               their parcel from a depot, a third did so
online shopping, according to a                      of online shopping would lead to a                     on foot.
study from the French Mail Order                     substantial drop in CO² emissions.                     As for supermarket shopping, online
and     Distance-Selling   Trade                     Indeed, this study reveals that only 18%               shopping would see distances travelled
                                                     of people who shopped online had to                    cut by four times when compared to
Assocation                                           travel, and out of 28% who collected                   traditional shopping.
According to the study carried out by the
FEVAD entitled "E-commerce and the




  Eco-dates 2009                                                                     CONTACT US
                                                                                     For information, comments and suggestions, please
  8–13 October in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: World Forum                             contact:
  on Sustainable Development – Africa                                                Ms Rosalie Ramos
                                                                                     La Poste Group
  27–28 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: CSR Asia Summit
                                                                                     Pôle Conseil du Président et du Directeur Général
  – www.csr-asia.com
                                                                                     Développement Responsable/Déontologie
  19–20 November in Paris, France: World Forum on                                    CP V 507
  Sustainable Development on the topic of the Copenhagen                             44 BOULEVARD DE VAUGIRARD
  Agreement                                                                          75757 PARIS CEDEX 15
                                                                                     FRANCE
  7–18 December in Copenhagen, Denmark: World Climate
                                                                                     Tel. : + 33 1 55 44 02 17
  Change Conference                                                                  Fax : + 33 1 55 44 24 60
                                                                                     Email: rosalie.ramos@laposte.fr


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