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‘Beyond GDP’

Tracks efforts in many countries to correct national money-based accounts and scorecards of progress, e.g., GDP. Covers new scorecards beyond money and economics which use systems approaches to quality of life measure by multiple metrics from many sciences and disciplines. These indicators add tracking health, education, poverty gaps and environment.

Relates to: Transforming Finance, GTS, Wealth of Networks, EM TV Series, EM-Globescan surveys, Reports You Need

Beyond COP21: the impact of the agreement

Beyond COP21: the impact of the agreement

The COP21 negotiations that took place in Paris this month culminated in a landmark agreement to control carbon emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. As the talks were under way, One Young World Ambassador Andrew Ponton told how the effects of climate change are already being felt in his low-lying island-nation home of Tuvalu, [...]

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

The top 10 stories in 2015 As we approach the end of the year, Eco-Business looks at the headlines that dominated the sustainable business and policy landscape in 2015. Read now Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure? The Paris agreement is not perfect, but a constructive response would be to encourage the process. Activists [...]

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status

Italian Parliament approves Benefit Corporation legal status “We at Ethical Markets Certified B. Corporation congratulate our B-Lab and B. Corporation pioneers in the USA and now in Europe, with the launch of B-Lab Europe, with co-founder  Marcello Palazzi of Progressio Foundation, also an esteemed member of our Ethical Markets Advisory [...]

2015 World Forum on Natural Capital – event highlights

2015 World Forum on Natural Capital – event highlights

A huge thank you to all those who made the 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital a success. Business leaders, environmental experts and policy makers from across the globe attended the 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh last month. Read below for some of the highlights 2015 Highlights On 23-24 November, business leaders, [...]

IIRC Newsletter

IIRC Newsletter

An overview of <IR> in 2015 from IIRC CEO, Paul Druckman I started 2015 on the stage at Davos with the World Economic Forum and ended it at the G20 summit in Turkey, with an invitation to participate in the B20 Taskforces next year in China. These two events demonstrate the international level at which <IR> is now welcomed. It is [...]

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era Two decades of talks have come to this: an ambitious agreement to hold states to emissions targets – but already low-lying countries are worried Suzanne Goldenberg, John Vidal, Lenore Taylor, Adam Vaughan and Fiona [...]

Earth Negotiations Bulletin

No. 662 Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Friday, 11 December 2015 Earth Negotiations Bulletin #11 COP 21 This issue of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin © <[email protected]> is written and edited by Jennifer Allan, Beate Antonich, Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Mari Luomi, Ph.D., Anna Schulz and Virginia [...]

Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris

This is according to the NY Times, other news outlets may see it differently There are 3 articles here: 1) Reporting on the diplomatic approval; 2) Explaining the key points; 3) Disappointed reactions from activists Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris By CORAL DAVENPORT NY TIMES.COM, DEC. 12, [...]

Africa Pavilion @ COP 21 Bulletin – Issue #7

Africa Pavilion @ COP 21 Bulletin – Issue #7

Africa Pavilion @ COP 21 Bulletin Coverage of the Africa Pavilion at COP 21 Issue No. 7 - Tuesday, 8 December 2015 Events convened on Monday, 7 December 2015 Visit our Africa Pavilion at COP 21 Coverage for Monday, 7 December 2015, at: http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop21/cdafrica-ap/7dec.html Climate Change in Africa: Financing [...]

Global Politics: A US Carbon Transition

Global Politics: A US Carbon Transition

Confronting Climate Change A U.S. Carbon Transition? By The Globalist | What factors have helped the United States reduce its per capita emissions? The Rise of Plastic By The Globalist | The past, present and future of plastic production. Draining the Deserts By The Globalist | From small island nations to the Middle East’s major powers, [...]

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