IPS : Funding Climate Resilience Benefits All Nations – Yes, the U.S. Too

“Ethical Markets confirms  former Minister James Fletcher’s  view, with our research in our Green Transition Scoreboard®  2017

“DEEPENING GREEN FINANCE”, which now totals a cumulative $8.1 trillion  already privately invested in green sectors worldwide.  When I served on the US  Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Council  from 1974 until 1980, another James Fletcher, who  went on to  head NASA, said that if the USA had subsidized solar, wind, energy efficiency , geothermal and all renewables to the same degree that given to  fossil fuels, the USA  could have been  a completely renewably- sourced economy by the mid 1970s!  ~Hazel Henderson,Editor ”

Funding Climate Resilience Benefits All Nations – Yes, the U.S. Too
Kenton X. Chance

A leading climate change mitigation and adaptation activist and former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says that the United States could protect its economic and political interest by helping the region to go green. Further, James Fletcher, a former Minister of Sustainable Development, … MORE > >

Is Religion the New Colonial Frontier in International Development?
Azza Karam

A decade ago, it was difficult to get Western policy makers in governments to be interested in the role of religious organizations in human development. The secular mind-set was such that religion was perceived, at best, as a private affair. At worst, religion was deemed the cause of harmful social … MORE > >

Is the United States Preparing for a War in Syria?
Farhang Jahanpour

Although US policies during the past few months have been quite puzzling and unpredictable, the events of the past few days have been truly bewildering and alarming. On Monday 26th June, the White House released a statement saying that the United States had “identified potential preparations for … MORE > >

Top 300 Cooperatives Generate 2.5 Trillion Dollars in Annual Turnover
IPS World Desk

The top 300 cooperatives alone generate 2.5 trillion dollars in annual turnover, more than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of France, according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies, and can help to eliminate … MORE > >