The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung would like to invite you to an international workshop

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung would like to invite you to an international workshop on   A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments (Finance TÜV[1])   September 22nd/23rd 2014   Venue: EU Office Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Rue du Taciturne 38 1000 Brussels.   Complex financial instruments increase …

Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30  years to  get all externalities internalized within company and  public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report  and  I hope to review the full volume soonest. Hazel Henderson,Editor   Previous IMF studies set forth the basic principle that getting energy prices …

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising an international workshop on “A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments”

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising an international workshop on   A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments (Finance TÜV)   September 22nd/23rd  2014   Venue: EU Office Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Rue du Taciturne 38 1000 Brussels.   Complex financial instruments increase levels of opacity – …

British Medical Association Ends Fossil Fuel Investments

The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union and professional association of British doctors, has decided to end its investment in fossil fuels. One of the reasons stated was the irony of medical organizations investing in the fossil fuel industry which damages public health, and the medical industry’s purpose is to …

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Three Transformative Levers Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at [email protected] First posted by Post2015.org, a site facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute. The co-chairs of the Open Working Group …

Mirrors Power Up the Mojave

Mirrors Power Up the Mojave Last week the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant in California went operational last week.  Ivanpah is a marvel.  Located in the Mojave Desert, the steam like any other.  However, at Ivanpah the power plant owner NRG Energy (NRG:  NYSE).  Google (GOOG:  Nasdaq) is a ‘relatively’ …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

Video: The Mondragon Experiment – Corporate Cooperativism (1980)

Ethical Markets is happy to post this early film documenting Spain’s legendary cooperative  Mondragon enterprises.  ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor   Published on Apr 19, 2012 The MONDRAGON Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Euskadi. Founded in the town of Mondragón in 1956, its origin is …

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 …