ALL ABOUT THE GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD®
GREEN TRANSITION REPORT
St. Augustine, FL, March 4, 2013 - The year 2013 promises long strides away from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era as illuminated by the Ethical Markets Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) which tracks private investments growing the green economy worldwide since 2007, finding $4.1 trillion invested or committed as of Q4 2012.
The year 2012 was an inflection point for the green transition worldwide. Technology and innovation such as in electricity generation and transport began forcing structural changes and rethinking of business models, urban design and development toward integrated systemic approaches.
AUGUST 2012 MID-YEAR SUPPLEMENT
St. Augustine, FL, August 29, 2012 – As of July 2012, $3.6 trillion has been privately invested in a greener, global economy, since 2007. The Green Transition Scoreboard® reports research conducted by Ethical Markets Media tracking private investments in creating cleaner, greener economies globally. As the world continues to invest at least $1 trillion per year until 2020, we are leaving the fossil fueled industrial era and entering a new solar age based on principles of equity, sustainability, and design based on nature.
The August 2012 Supplement to the February 2012 report focuses on investments companies are making in green research and development (R&D). The Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) tracks investments in Renewable Energy, Green Construction, Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, Cleantech and R&D. Of these, R&D accounts for 6.7% of the total GTS at the end of Q2 2012, more than Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency or Cleantech.
WHAT IS THE GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD?
THE GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® (GTS) is a time-based global tracking of the private financial system for all sectors involved with green markets, producing a transparent line of sight toward the ethical progress of wealth building as defined by the triple bottom line of planet, people and profits.
The GTS logo represents a visual symbol for inevitable human progress whose barometer rises, away from the symbols of the out-dated Fossil Fuel Era, as green investments increase over the next ten years and we enter the next economy – the age of light.
The GTS was created and realized by Hazel Henderson and Ethical Markets Media. It is updated and maintained by Ethical Markets Media, LLC. Financial data and organizations included in the GTS are screened by the strictest of rigorous social, environment, and ethical auditing standards.
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NEW GREEN ECONOMY GUIDEBOOK SERIES
The Division for Sustainable Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has published a series of guidebooks to the green economy following the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). They can be found at:http://
These guidebooks provide practitioners and other stakeholders with concise resource guides to the green economy and related concepts such as green growth and low carbon development.
The first three publications in the series cover green economy history, definitions and a guide to recent publications; green economy principles; and green economy policies and experience with national strategies.
Issue 1 provides a guide to the history and emerging definitions of green economy and related concepts such as green growth and low carbon development. It also includes a concise guide to approximately 90 recent green economy publications including reports, policy papers, toolkits and national strategies.http://
Issue 2 further explores the green economy concept by moving beyond the simple definitions and providing a brief overview of recent attempts at defining sets of green economy principles. In doing so, it aims to outline some principles that can be used to guide interpretation and application of the concept, as well as to identify some key areas where the green economy might be expected to deliver added value within the broader context of sustainable development.http://
Issue 3 aims to explore the range of policy measures that have been proposed under the ‘green economy’ label by experts and practitioners as well as by several governments in recent national planning documents. Through this review, a ‘typology’ of green economy policies is developed and used to identify the most common policy measures that are being proposed by experts and adopted by governments. It also provides a guide to some recent elaborations of a green economy policy ‘toolkit’. http://