Reworking Finance to Serve People and the Environment

Reworking Finance to Serve People and the Environment   By Silvia Giannelli FLORENCE, May 21 2013 (IPS) – The wake of the global financial crisis, as many national governments in Europe cut back on services to citizens and used public money to rescue banks, taught many people a valuable lesson. “Nowadays …

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS New York, Apr 24 2013  2:00PM   The Asia-Pacific region, which has overtaken the rest of the world in consumption of raw materials as affluence and manufacturing increase, must boost its resource efficiency or risk losing ground in lifestyle, economic growth …

Post-2015 Development Agenda Bulletin – Vol. 208 No. 2 – Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water – Final Summary

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UNCSD Update – 28 February 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 February 2013 EC Issues Proposal for Post-2015 Agenda 27_February 2013: The European Commission (EC) has released its common approach to global development goals. The Communication, titled “A Decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future,” calls for addressing environmental …

World Water Council Elects New Board to Ensure Water Security

Marseille, France, 19 November 2012 – The World Water Council today announced that its members have elected a new Board of Governors. The Board will oversee and guide the Council’s work for the coming three years. The elections took place during the triennial General Assembly for which 240 participants had …

MSc Environmental Sustainability (Green Economics) – starting end of September 2012

MASTERS from The Green Economics Institute with Birmingham City University Don’t miss this historic opportunity, applications now open MSc Environmental Sustainability (Green Economics) Course starts: End of September 2012 Course duration: 12-15 months Calling all economists, scientists, social and environmental policy makers, innovators and specialists! Inspirational leaders of tomorrow’s green …

CEQ and ACCO Announce Program Sessions for 2012 GreenGov Symposium

Session Topics Announced for 2012 GreenGov Symposium Confirmed Speakers Posted Over the Next Few Weeks Click here to register now. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) have announced the session topics for this year?s GreenGov Symposium ? Leading by Example. Over …

TAX AND SUBSIDY REFORM FOR A GREENER ECONOMY June 21, 2012, 11:00am – 12:30pm, P3-E, RioCentro

The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund would like to invite you to the Rio+20 side event: TAX AND SUBSIDY REFORM FOR A GREENER ECONOMY June 21, 2012, 11:00am – 12:30pm, P3-E, RioCentro Welcome Remarks Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Moderator Achim Steiner Executive Director, UN …

Barcelona Consensus is currently participating in Rio+20

Barcelona Consensus is currently participating in Rio+20 At the Rio+20 People?s Summit Barcelona Consensus will clearly represent its core values focusing on environmental sustainability and the creation of a social, just and sustainable economy. The main activity of the Consensus will be the Atelier called: ?Engagement interculturel pour un monde …

MSc in Sustainability (Green Economics) Apply now for September 2012

MSc Environmental Sustainability (Green Economics) Apply now! MSc Course starts in September 2012 This course provides you with the analytical, written, presentation and publishing skills and experience to lead others towards your vision of a socially and environmentally more survivable and just, positive and exciting future. It gives you the …