Sustainable Development Update – UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 17 December 2013 UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014 16_December 2013: Addressing the UN press corps in an end-of-year news conference on 16 December 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 will be “crucial for development,” and offered his vision for the Climate …

NEW REPORT FROM POSITIVE MONEY: SOVEREIGN MONEY – Paving the way for a sustainable recovery

    NEW REPORT FROM POSITIVE MONEY:  SOVEREIGN MONEY – Paving the way for a sustainable recovery   Buy a hard copy for £6 plus shipping (60 pages – only 100 copies available) or Download PDF   By fuelling our economy through ever-rising levels of household debt, we are repeating the mistakes that led …

Invitation: OECD green growth side-events at Rio+20

You’re invited: OECD green growth side-events at Rio+20 Tailoring green growth strategies to country circumstances: practical steps to achieve sustainable development 21 June, 17:00-18:30 RioCentro Conference Centre, Room: T-9 This side-event will feature a dialogue between the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, representatives from the Governments of Colombia, Korea and Mexico …

New Publication! Contribution of Himalayan Ecosystems to Water, Energy, and Food Security in South Asia: A nexus approach

Dear Friends, In conjunction with Rio+20, ICIMOD is pleased to announce the release of a new concept paper, ‘Contribution of Himalayan Ecosystems to Water, Energy, and Food Security in South Asia: A nexus approach’. ICIMOD will present this topic in two events in Rio: the side event ‘Mountain Knowledge Solutions …

Green Growth: Making it Happen

Green Growth: Making it Happen By Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General 07/02/2012 – Faced with low growth, high unemployment and weakened public finances countries need to pursue new sources of growth to put the global recovery back on track. Green growth can help. With the right policies to encourage innovation and …

NEW REPORT: Greening the Economy–A strategy for growth, jobs and success.

A report from the Aldersgate Group Aldersgate Group call for action on green growth to create jobs and reduce the deficit UK is losing momentum to emerging economies in the green economy; Aldersgate Group report sets out a green growth strategy to reduce the budget deficit and create jobs; United …

Barriers to Global Scale

From the publication of Social Edge News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! “In the business world, great ideas, driven by entrepreneurs, grow to serve customers around the world. But social entrepreneurs see no such market forces in their fields,” note this week’s hosts Konstanze Frischen, Jon …