SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health authorities …

The Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins… a Review

“Thanks to colleague Ben Bingham for this review of the new book The Nature of Investing from Ethical Markets Advisory Board member Katherine Collins, Honeybee Capital.”  ~Editor The Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins… a Review You might ask why a very successful professional at the top of her game might leave …

Sustainable Development Update – 6 March 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase   Partnership for Action on a Green Economy Holds Inaugural Meeting 5_March_2014: The inaugural meeting of the UN-led Partnership for Action on a Green Economy (PAGE) explored national pathways and policies for the green economy, and provide guidance to governments on achieving a green economy transition. Over 30 ministers …

Announcing Science in Society #61 – Spring 2014 Reclaiming Science for the Public Good

When scientists produced a report warning that the current level of climate change, the Bush administration did not simply ignore their findings. Instead, they changed the report to make it appear that the scientists’ carbon emissions ([1] Scientific Integrity in Washington, SiS 49, [2]). That was not just a bit of political spin; …

Other News: The Nobel for Peace – an Expanding Scandal

   The Nobel for Peace – an Expanding Scandal   By Fredrik S. Heffermehl*   OSLO, Dec 9 2013 (Columnist Service) – A March 2012 decision by the Swedish authority supervising foundations is a ticking box of dynamite under the nobel peace prize. Even presented in an official, open document, …

ENB Vol. 12 No. 589 – Warsaw Climate Change Conference – November 2013 – Issue #7

The ADP informal stocktaking plenary took place in the morning and afternoon. The SBI and SBSTA closing plenaries took place in the evening, continuing late into the night. Throughout the day, a number of contact groups and informal consultations were held. SBSTA CLOSING PLENARY The SBSTA closing plenary convened at …

Earth Negotiations Bulletin: A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations

Earth Negotiations Bulletin · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations Volume 12 Number 589 – Monday, 18 November 2013 WARSAW HIGHLIGHTS Saturday, 16 November 2013 The ADP informal stocktaking plenary took place in the morning and afternoon. The SBI and SBSTA closing plenaries took place in the …

Capitalism’s greatest crash now likely within a few years

Embargoed for 00:01 hours, 26 September 2013   Capitalism’s greatest crash now likely within a few years   Energy industry set to follow in footsteps of financial industry   Big Energy is guilty of enculturated risk blindness that, unless action is taken, will lead to an inevitable global crash according to Jeremy …

NAA Algae Farming Workshop – Call for Presentations – April 11-12

    Commercial Algae Farming Workshop  (including a tour of the NAA Test Center)    Homewood Suites by Hilton 29813 I-45 North 77381. The Woodlands Texas     April 11-12, 2013     CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS     The National Algae Association, a 501(c)6, is the first non-profit algae trade association in …

Doha Climate Change Conference – November 2012 – Issue #7

On Saturday, delegates met in contact groups, informal consultations and other meetings of the Convention and Protocol bodies throughout the day. In the evening, the closing plenaries of the SBs convened. SBI ELECTION OF OFFICERS: SBI Chair Chruszczow reported that consultations on nominations for the Vice-Chair and Rapporteur are still …