Green Transition Scoreboard®

ALL ABOUT THE GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® * Reports and Press Releases * Endorsers * EMM Provides Rigorous Foundation for GTS * Watch the video * GTS In the Press * Overview: Inside The Green Transition by Hazel Henderson   Green Transition Scoreboard Global Total Now $7.13 Trillion St. Augustine, April …

Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed

  Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed In Frankfurt yesterday I met yesterday with the KFW (Germany’s development bank) Capital Markets team, who ran through their latest latest green bond in USD. A strong result. It’s a follow-up …

The Energy Collective – Roundup

Is Global Clean Energy Investment at a Tipping Point? Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:00 AM PDT Last week, amidst the United Nations Climate Summit and historic climate march, many governments, investors, and financial institutions took the opportunity to make big announcements about their investment in the future of clean energy. …

How Measuring The Economy Differently Could Increase Gender Equality

Every three months, the government takes the temperature of the economy by releasing Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, figures. GDP goes up: the economy is supposedly healthy. GDP goes down: there’s a bug (or an all-out contagion, as during the Great Recession). But GDP — which adds up the value …

SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health authorities …

OUTLOOK TO THE NEXT 10 YEARS

The very latest peace research, news and events from Vision of Humanity. Now, more than ever, the world needs to focus not only on the challenges we face today, but also what lies ahead. Increasingly our research, and the research of others, is focusing on assessing risks we will face …

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP

More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials, in an effort to shift the focus to environmental protection and reducing poverty. The move, which follows a directive issued by top leaders last year, is among the first concrete …

Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil

  Friday, August 8, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Journalism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

  Monday, August 4, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might

ISIS Report 28/07/14SiS ReviewEquality is Good for You########################RG Wilkinson and KE Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better forEveryone. Penguin Books.  Pp 349 £9.99. ISBN 978-0-141-03236-8.Prof Peter Saunders:  Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might. It seems obvious that the way to improve the lot of most people in a …