Beyond GDP: Measuring and achieving global genuine progress

Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, Carol Franco, Philip Lawn, John Talberth, Tim Jackson, Camille Aylmer Ecological Economics 93 (2013) 57–68 While GPI is not the perfect economic welfare indicator, new research shows it is a far better approximation than GDP. Authors conclude that development policies need to shift to better account …

IDB: Latin American public banks show strong potential to help address climate change and foster productive development

June 18, 2013 – Webstories Latin American public banks show strong potential to help address climate change and foster productive development Public development banks represent 10 percent of lending in Latin America and the Caribbean Public Development Banks (PDBs) in Latin America and the Caribbean provide more than $700 billion in …

Quality Employment for Women in the Green Economy

 Industry, Occupation, and State-by-State Job Estimates, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, April 2013 Investments in the green economy have the potential to create jobs with family-sustaining wages that do not require college degrees. Given women’s greater propensity to earn less than family-sustaining wages than men, this characteristic of green jobs …

Trade Unions Call for Action on Biodiversity

Brussels, 20 October 2010 (ITUC OnLine): Maintaining biodiversity is a central issue for working people and their communities around the planet, including through the creation of decent jobs, protection of livelihoods and ensuring resilience to climate change, according to the ITUC in its submission to biodiversity talks currently underway in …