Water management planning approach deals with deep uncertainties

News Alert Issue 409, 26 March 2015  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert  In this issue Water management planning approach deals with deep uncertainties More adaptive approaches to planning could help policymakers deal with deep uncertainties about the future of our …

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 …

GreenMoney Oct14_Positive Impacts of Community Investing

  Why Not in Your Backyard?  New opportunities to invest for impact in your own community         by Cece Derringer, Homewise   A new survey published in May by the Global Impact Investing Network and J.P. Morgan offers clear evidence of the impressive growth of impact investing. The survey, …

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks

        HIGHLIGHTS   Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks  Dozens of countries are deciding whether or not to develop their shale gas and tight oil resources, as shale gas could boost recoverable natural gas resources by 47 percent, cut greenhouse gas emissions compared to …

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 …

SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets

  SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets   In order to inform the deliberations of the tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals (SDGs), 31 March – 4 April 2014, stakeholder forum has compiled a number of goals and corresponding targets from stakeholder proposals housed …

Earth Policy Institute: Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet

  Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release March 27, 2014 The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of …

Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

SUMMARY OF THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM 16-17 NOVEMBER 2013

The first Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) convened on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 November 2013, at the University of Warsaw in Poland, on the sidelines of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (cop 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Forum combines …