Macro-economic models need to widen their perspective

The recent recession has prompted the adoption of ‘return to growth’ policies but the tools used to assess growth often have a narrow economic focus. A new report has assessed current macro-economic models and suggests they need to incorporate the impact that environmental factors can have on the economy, and …

China and the Green Energy Paradox

The worlds biggest CO2 polluter is also becoming the biggest investor in green solutions. by Jason Mitchell | November 11th, 2010 From the purist’s perspective, the notion of sustainability makes for a near-impossible pairing with developing countries like China and India. The chief engine of economic growth – industrialization via …

Help us put nations on a sustainable path

Mathis Wackernagel, founder of the Ecological Footprint,  is on our Advisory Board for our Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators. –  Hazel Henderson, Editor If you read the New York Times, the Washington Post, or dozens of other leading publications around the world last month, you may have seen our most …

Vision of Humanity: Help us improve our site

Dear Friends and Subscribers, Help us improve our Website We hope you have been enjoying our new website which was launched with the 2010 Global Peace Index in June and features a great collection of interesting and educational videos and articles. We are now seeking more feedback so that we …

Bottom Line Financial Risks from Biodiversity Loss

How Financial Institutions are Seeing the Threats and Moving Towards Managing Them Nagoya, 27 October 2010 – From banks to insurance companies, some key financial institutions are beginning to recognize rising risks to investments from biodiversity and ecosystems loss. Over the past 12 months, the likelihood that declines in biodiversity …