Conference Report – Synthesis and key outcomes from GGKP Third Annual Conference

Knowledge Update Research Programme   I   Resource Library   I    Learning   I    Sectors   I    Themes    I   Country Data Issue 2 – March 19, 2015 Conference Report – Synthesis and key outcomes from GGKP Third Annual Conference The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) held its Third Annual Conference …

We are pleased to announce that Katovich & Kassan Law Group is now Cutting Edge Counsel.

  We are pleased to announce that Katovich & Kassan Law Group is now Cutting Edge Counsel.   Katovich & Kassan Law Group (K2 Law Group for short) was founded in 2001 to focus on clients that care about social, environmental, and corporate responsibility. For 13 years we have provided a low-overhead …

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade Analysis by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda and Phil Harris GENEVA/ROME, Aug  2014 (IPS) – India’s decisive stand last week not to adopt the protocol of amendment of the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) unless credible rules were in place for the development …

Atmospheric and Soil Carbon and Halophytes

Robert C. Hendricks, NASA, Glenn Research Center Dennis M. Bushnell, NASA, Langley Research Center   Abstract World population is anticipated to grow 40% within 40–50 years (2008 baseline) with unprecedented demands for energy, food, freshwater, and clean environments. At 43% of the total landmass, exploiting the Earth’s arid and semi-arid …

When Nature Gets a Price Tag

http://truth-out.org/news/item/24355-when-nature-gets-a-price-tag When Nature Gets a Price Tag Bachalpsee in the morning, Swiss Alps, a generally mountainous areas less affected by human activity. (Photo: Zach T. / CC; Edited: EL / TO) United Nations – How much does a forest cost? What’s the true economic value of an ocean? Can you …

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature By Elsa Wenzel Published April 29, 2014 The Nature Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase have a bold goal: Raise $1 billion over the next three years toward projects that protect agriculture, fisheries, water and land. These power brokers in conservation …

White House Targets Methane Emissions

White House Targets Methane Emissions On March 28, the white house released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an outgrowth of the President’s Climate Action Plan announced last year. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, about 20 times more potent …

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report

  We recently launched  “The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report.”  together with five sustainable practices in developing coutires. Giants like Mars, Unilever, Starbucks, Nestle and McDonalds are among the firms investing in new approaches to help them understand what makes the segments now integrate no less than 435 sustainability. Some of these are a response to …

Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014 :

  February 2014       Please find below the highlights of the Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014, including: A Comment piece on the World Bank’s mechanisms by Andrea Rodriguez Osuna and Astrid Puentes; An At Issue briefing on the new brics bank by Sameer Dossani; A Guest Analysis piece on the IFC’s much-criticised investment in Tata’s Assam …