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Wednesday, 1 February 2012 - 1:00am
Guest author - Teresa Fogelberg - GRI
Teresa Fogelberg explains why we need to make sustainability reporting expected practice How can markets, governments, companies and consumers together make the needed transition to a sustainable Green Economy? This is one of the key questions to be discussed during the last phase of the... Read more
Thursday, 26 January 2012 - 1:00am
Guest Author - Mark Robertson - EIRIS
Stock markets are uniquely positioned to drive companies and investors towards a green economy, says Mark Robertson from EIRIS 2012 ought to be a big year for sustainable investment. Calls for a more responsible approach to capitalism are growing, along with the sense that a more sophisticated... Read more
Thursday, 12 January 2012 - 10:43am
Emily Benson and Oliver Greenfield
Twenty years on from the first summit on sustainable development, this week the UNCSD Bureau released their first negotiating draft for Rio 2012. They have called the draft ‘ the future we want ’. They say that it aims towards a ‘prosperous, secure and sustainable future for our people and our... Read more
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 - 12:09pm
Camila Haddad - Green Economy Coalition
If I were to ask you what Mali, India, the Caribbean and Brazil all had in common I suspect you might be stumped. They represent a vast spectrum of political, environmental, economic and cultural contexts. But each are exploring the meaning of a green economy in their own regional and national... Read more
Thursday, 17 November 2011 - 5:57pm
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
On November 15 the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) invited leading practitioners from business, economics and civil society to respond to their vision for a green economy. We put ourselves in the dock. We faced the music. So what was the verdict? From the business community the message came back loud... Read more
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 - 12:18pm
Guest Author - Alice Vincent - World Future Council
Governance reform: We need an independent watchdog to monitor sustainable development There are many Rio dinosaurs roaming the planet at the moment. By that, I mean actors across the political scene – from civil society, to civil servants, to academics and practitioners – who actively took part in... Read more
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 - 1:00am
Guest Author -Dongying Wang - Global Environmental Institute
Dongying Wang explores the lessons learned from China's pathway to a green economy During the last couple of years, China has taken a huge, globally-recognized step to make its economy more sustainable. The green agenda was added to government programmes, incorporated in business strategies and... Read more
Sunday, 14 August 2011 - 7:14pm
Victor Anderson - WWF
A good transition to a green economy doesn't only mean that the transition needs to be effective and reasonably fast. It also means it is carried out as fairly as possible, and that means protecting the positions of those, who are used to being on the receiving end of change rather than helping... Read more
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 - 1:00am
Victor Anderson - WWF
The 2012 Earth Summit in Rio will be a crucial opportunity for world leaders to smooth the path to the green economy. I want to draw people's attention to 2012. For some, that's all about the Olympics. But I am more interested in what will happen in Rio de Janeiro. In June 2012 government... Read more

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