Saving our Seas – Tapping into the Wisdom of OceanElders

by Martha Shaw (New York, NY) – For 10,000 years, the ocean has been the life support system that has generously supplied us with air, food, and shelter in the embrace of a livable climate. In a perfect world, human beings might have fit nicely into the Earth’s ecosystem, in …

At UN meeting in Geneva, Ban spotlights trade as driver of global sustainable development

1 October 2014 – The critical role played by international trade in lifting economies out of poverty is an invaluable one but must remain consonant with the objectives enshrined in the sustainable development goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in an address to the world trade organization (WTO). Speaking at …

Deutsche Bank Just Released A 104-Page Report On What May Be The World’s Last Mega-Bubble

  Markets Select September 12, 2014 Deutsche Bank Just Released A 104-Page Report On What May Be The World’s Last Mega-Bubble Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid and his team just released a huge… Read» Share this story: BILL GROSS: It’s Time To Lever Up Bill Gross, co-founder and CIO of …

Even the Council on Foreign Relations Is Saying It: Time to Rain Money on Main Street

Posted on September 1, 2014 by Ellen Brown You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.                      —Winston Churchill When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending …

UN Member States Receive Report on Finance for Sustainable Development

Commentary by Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-Chief Good News from Mr. WU! The UN Report on Finance for Sustainable Development shows the global economics paradigm shifting: from today’s financial model of the global casino dominated by high-frequency trading and multi-trillions in derivative positions far exceeding the real world economy’s GDP – to …

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP

More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials, in an effort to shift the focus to environmental protection and reducing poverty. The move, which follows a directive issued by top leaders last year, is among the first concrete …

GFI Welcomes OECD Release of Full Global Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2014 GFI Welcomes OECD Release of Full Global Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information GFI’s Platform Issue Moving Forward to International Implementation GFI Notes that Issues Still Need to Be Addressed, Warns that Developing Country Participation is Critical WASHINGTON, DC – The Organization for Economic …

A Germany That Bets Big — BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus

  July 15, 2014 Richter Scale A Germany That Bets Big Five unconventional moves that made Germany the 2014 World Cup champions. By Stephan Richter EconoMatters BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus The BRICS countries set out to overcome Western domination and the legacy of the “Washington Consensus.” By Kevin P. …

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Three Transformative Levers Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at [email protected] First posted by Post2015.org, a site facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute. The co-chairs of the Open Working Group …