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 …

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Apr  2014 (IPS) – The 132-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing nations, has urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide, “as soon as possible…alternative options for banking services” in New York City …

Thinking the Unthinkable: Engineering Earth’s Climate

Ethical Markets Media publishes this debate about geo-engineering , while still asserting that a better answer is to rapidly ramp up deployment of energy efficiency and renewable, as we show in our GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD®, Hazel Henderson, Editor Jasper Sky and I have been talking about this particular Unthinkable, and …

Concrete Steps for Cannes

By Ann Hollingshead Ann Hollingshead is a Task Force blog contributor, whose posts appear on Wednesdays and Fridays. Formerly a Junior Economist at Global Financial Integrity, Ann is now a Research Analyst for ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter: @AnnHollingshead. Mountaintops provide a …