Limiting global warming to 2 °C – why Victor and Kennel are wrong

Ethical Markets  posts this debate on the 2  degree Limit  while we continue to  focus on what all 191 UN member countries already agree : to  shift away from fossil energy and non-renewables to  cleaner,inclusive sustainable green economies worldwide . This is what we track in our Green Transition Scoreboard® …

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 …

Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

############################################Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutionsalready seeded on the ground. Prof Roger LeakeyEditor’s NoteThis article describes one of many case studies and solutions to povertypresented recently in UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Report [1] (see [2]Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture, SiS 60)Redefining problems without …

UN REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INTO AND OUT OF EMERGING ECONOMIES

UN REPORT HIGHLIGHTS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INTO AND OUT OF EMERGING ECONOMIES New York, Mar 25 2013  4:00PM Foreign direct investment (FDI) going into and out of the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – collectively known as BRICS – is mounting in global influence, according …

Remittance Investment and Knowledge-Sharing Can Help Lift Poorest Nations – UN Report

New York, Nov 26 2012  2:05PM Remittances to the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) must play a greater role in reducing poverty while also empowering those countries’ economies to grow, the United Nations trade and development body urges in a new report. In the 2012 edition of its LDC report, …

Summary of the 42nd Meeting of the Global Environment Facility Council

5-7 june 2012 The 42nd Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council convened in Washington, DC, US, from 5-7 June 2012, at World Bank headquarters. Over 200 representatives of governments, international organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs) attended the three-day meeting, which also included the Council meeting for the Least Developed Countries …

Un Trade Report: Rise In Natural Resources Prices Appears To Be

UN TRADE REPORT: RISE IN NATURAL RESOURCES PRICES APPEARS TO BE HURTING POOR NATIONS New York, Apr 23 2012 3:05PM A sustained rise in prices for raw natural resources and basic agricultural goods is defying long-standing patterns and appears to be hurting poor nations through rising food and fuel costs …

Education Leads to Lower Fertility and Increased Prosperity

Education Leads to Lower Fertility and Increased Prosperity www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights13 By Brigid Fitzgerald Reading Earth Policy Release Data Highlights May 12, 2011 As the world continues to add close to 80 million people each year, high population growth is running up against the limits of our finite planet, threatening global economic …