The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung would like to invite you to an international workshop

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung would like to invite you to an international workshop on   A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments (Finance TÜV[1])   September 22nd/23rd 2014   Venue: EU Office Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Rue du Taciturne 38 1000 Brussels.   Complex financial instruments increase …

Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews

“P2P Foundation” – 2 new articles 1.     Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews 2.     Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe 3.     More Recent Articles 4.     Search P2P Foundation 5.     Prior Mailing Archive Peer production, disruption and the law …

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil   By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Jul  2014 (IPS) – Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force …

PSI Initiative Performs Triple Jump in Global Insurance Hub to Mark its Second Anniversary

 Members | Publications | Events | Training | About  May and June has been a historical period for the environmental movement, which was highlighted by the inaugural United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi.   Environmental policy makers at UNEA understood the need to mobilise private finance for sustainable development and showed keen interest …

OTHER NEWS: Where Will The New Europe Go?

   Where Will The New Europe Go?   By Roberto Savio*   ROME, May   2014 (IPS) – “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted” is a phrase from Arthur Miller which applies well to the European elections that have just ended. What those elections …

Beyond GDP: Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations

  Beyond GDP Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations May 2014 newsletter   Interview Quote In the spotlight   In brief Agenda On the web   In this edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter: Interview with Enrico Giovannini Quote from Wayne Visser Spotlight on Using beyond GDP …

Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective

Only a broad-based financial transaction tax will be effective SULEIKA REINERS 26 April 2014 A well constituted financial transaction tax (FTT, or Tobin tax) can not only reduce levels of inequality but also curb some of the destructive elements of financial activity and make a positive contribution to economic growth. Just …

New Climate Bonds & friends project for European Commission’s Climate Directorate, looking at “Europe’s role in shifting private finance to climate investments”, kicked off today in Brussels

New Climate Bonds & friends project for European Commission’s Climate Directorate, looking at “Europe’s role in shifting private finance to climate investments”, kicked off today in Brussels The European Commission’s Directorate-General of Climate Action has commissioned a project to look at what Europe’s role should be in “shifting private finance towards climate-friendly Investments” …

REN21 – In this issue News from the Secretariat News from the Network Upcoming Events

Newsletter – December 2013 In this issue News from the Secretariat News from the Network Upcoming Events Subscribe to newsletter Twitter Facebook Dear Reader, Many of us are now back from attending COP19 in Warsaw and are somewhat puzzled by what happened during the climate negotiations. Although the cop was …

Innovative policy, finance, technology and leadership are fundamental to achieving a climate neutral future

Innovative policy, finance, technology and leadership are fundamental to achieving a climate neutral future. Now in its fourth year, the 2013 Sustainable Innovation Forum brings together leaders from business, government, finance and NGOs to catalyse innovation with the aim of accelerating green growth and sustainable development. Organised on behalf of …