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 …

OTHER NEWS: Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net

     Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2013 (IPS) – With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter Two

Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch2 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates May 9, 2013

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 …

Investing in Social Change in China Discussed at “First China Impact Investing Forum”

By Faith Brewitt, Beijing Correspondent, Ethical Markets Media Nov. 5, 2012 Beijing played host to the First China Impact Investing Forum on 2 November at the St Regis Hotel. The forum, put on by Avantage Ventures, was titled “Creating Social Change Capital” and featured discussions around the fundamental challenges in …

Beyond GDP: Experts preview ‘Inclusive Wealth’ index at Planet under Pressure conference

Public release date: 28-Mar-2012 [ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Terry Collins [email protected] 416-538-8712 Earth System Science Partnership Beyond GDP: Experts preview ‘Inclusive Wealth’ index at Planet under Pressure conference Needed to surmount sustainability hurdles: New yardstick of national progress; reforms of corporate reporting; …