Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth By JUSTIN GILLIS and CORAL DAVENPORTSEPT. 20, 2014 President Christopher J. Loeak of the Marshall Islands outside his home after tidal flooding. Credit Giff Johnson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of …

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 …

HELIO Monthly Digest – March

Mar. 2013 Monitoring Progress on Energy & Ecodevelopment  Innovation  Two articles in this month’s Digest highlight innovations that can be used to support the provision of clean, safe, energy services. One is the use of crowdfunding to quickly raise needed capital for clean, energy projects.  The other is the idea …

Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding

By Stephen Leahy DOHA, Qatar, Dec 10 2012 (IPS) – The United Nations climate talks in Doha went a full extra 24 hours and ended without increased cuts in fossil fuel emissions and without financial commitments between 2013 and 2015. “This an incredibly weak deal,” said Samantha Smith representing the …

Asia-Pacific Cannot Afford to Grow Without Addressing Environmental Concerns

ASIA-PACIFIC CANNOT AFFORD TO GROW WITHOUT ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS — UN New York, May 10 2012 9:05AM Countries in the Asia-Pacific region must find ways to continue to grow economically and lift millions out of poverty while also responding to climate change and environmental concerns, according to a United Nations …

Measures Adopted At Un Trade Conference To Benefit Organic Farmers In Poor Countries

MEASURES ADOPTED AT UN TRADE CONFERENCE TO BENEFIT ORGANIC FARMERS IN POOR COUNTRIES New York, Feb 17 2012 3:05PM Two agreements that will help farmers in poor countries participate more fully in the organic food sector were signed at a United Nations-backed conference on development and trade, the UN announced …

G20 Report: investing in Third World infrastructure could unlock wealth of rich nations and boost global economy

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/payoff+helping+poor+nations/5648913/story.html A big payoff in helping poor nations A report for the G20 summit says investing in Third World infrastructure could unlock the wealth of rich nations and boost the global economy, writes Paul Hoskins BY PAUL HOSKINS, REUTERS NOVEMBER 3, 2011 Simple reforms would eliminate much of the risk …

Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World”. (US Edition, “Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens,” scheduled for release April 12, 2011) Mr. Shaxson plunges …

Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson

Reviewed by Jeremy Haken I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World. (US Edition, Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, scheduled for release April 12, 2011) …