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Friday, 7 December 2012 - 12:05pm
Kimbowa Richard - Uganda Coalition
The OECD is committed to catalysing green growth and are working hard to accelerate the transition. But where do people and environmental limits fit into their version of 'green growth'? Kimbowa Richard reports back from Paris. Many economists and policy makers now advocate a fundamental shift... Read more
Thursday, 6 December 2012 - 5:42pm
Ralph Blaney - Scottish National Heritage
A wealth of natural resources, a commitment to cutting carbon, indicators to measure natural capital: Is Scotland on the verge of a green economy? Ralph Blaney from the Scottish National Heritage tells all. Scotland faces a number of challenges at present, quite apart from deciding its... Read more
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 - 5:46pm
Melissa Leach - IDS
Impoverishment and dispossession on the green economy's dark side In green economies, economic growth and environmental sustainability are seen to go hand-in-hand, and central to this are new financial values and markets for pieces and aspects of nature. But can nature really be sold to save it? Is... Read more
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 - 3:20pm
Nicole Leotaud - CANARI
Poor economic performance, environmental degradation and rising inequality have spurred Caribbean civil society to build their own vision of a new, greener economy. The Caribbean is often associated with its remarkable biodiversity and cultural diversity. Yet, while its cultural and ecological... Read more
Monday, 2 July 2012 - 5:43pm
The International Trade Union Confederation, one of our founding members, share their views on the Rio+20 negotiations. The global trade union movement is bitterly disappointed at the Declaration of the Rio+20 Summit, a declaration that lacks the concrete measures necessary now to end senseless... Read more
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 - 2:16pm
Rula Qalyoubi
Given our current economic trajectory, the transition to a green economy may seem daunting. But, environmental economist, Rula Qalyoubi, proposes that the transformation hinges on seven practical steps for change. To lessen the effects of global warming and to remain below a 2 degree Celsius... Read more
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 - 1:07pm
Ruud Jansen and Steve Bass
Reflections from the first multistakeholder dialogues on a Green Economy in Botswana Botswana recently organised one of Africa’s first multi-stakeholder dialogues to explore the Green Economy (GE) concept and to map out what transitioning to a GE would entail for the country. The basic principles... Read more
Friday, 30 March 2012 - 1:43pm
Emma Wilson - IIED
Emma Wilson, IIED, describes four steps for ensuring that Ban Ki Moon's initiative moves from rhetoric to reality This year sees the launch of the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon creating a high-level group to mobilize action. We support the goals of... Read more
Friday, 30 March 2012 - 1:23pm
Derek Osborn - Stakeholder Forum
Derek Osborn on the essential deliverables from Rio 150 stakeholder representatives gathered over the weekend at Pace University for The Global Transition Dialogue #2 , to review progress on the road to Rio and emerging thinking about the green economy. All were agreed that sustainable development... Read more
Friday, 17 February 2012 - 12:06pm
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
On Monday, Moody’s credit rating agency announced that the British economy has a ‘negative outlook’ . These two small words have sent shivers through the Treasury and the city. Downgrading the creditworthiness of a national economy can have such catastrophic impacts on investment flows that... Read more

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