Urgent challenges fuel debate at The Economist Events’ UK Energy Summit 2013

Press Release July 4th 2013 Urgent challenges fuel debate at The Economist Events’ UK Energy Summit 2013 Key figures discuss the capital challenge, shale gas, security of supply, and affordability as Energy Secretary Ed Davey announces DECC reshuffle The UK can no longer afford to bury its head in the …

Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report, What Well Being and Sustainability Measures

Ethical Markets Correspondent Lisa Cowan attends the conference “Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report, What Well Being and Sustainability Measures,” held at the OECD, Paris on 12th October 2011. I attended this event with great interest; my hope was to witness the beginnings of a shift towards a new paradigm …

Small-scale farmers increasingly at risk from ‘global land grabbing’

New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows that small-scale farmers will increasingly lose out to major corporations as land deals ignore local tenure rights. by Jun Borras, Ian Scoones, David Hughes Fresh evidence from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union was presented last week …