China tries again at green planning

with thanks to Ellen Brown ,JD of our Advisory Board!! China tries again at green planning By Eve Cary China’s environmental problems are apparent to any visitor, and the statistics are striking: the nation is home to 20 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities, 90% of its rivers and …

Envisioning a Global Economic Dashboard

A publication from The Economist Economic futurist Hazel Henderson offers alternative measures. A growing number of economists and policy makers argue that statistics such as gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national product (GNP) may be useful as snapshots of a nation’s total economic activity, but they are limited in …

Video Now Available! How the Financial Stability Board Affects Development Prospects: Opening the Black Box

Contact: Jamie Baker 202-247-7486 [email protected] New Rules for Global Finance VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE! Workshop on How the Financial Stability Board Affects Development Prospects: Opening the Black Box Watch the video PowerPoint Presentation from Matthew Martin Organized as part of the Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum Sponsored by: Friday, April …

Better is Better Than More: Complexity, Economic Progress, and Qualitative Growth

Michael Benedikt and Michael Oden Center for Sustainable Development Working Paper Series – 2011(01) In this Working Paper from the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Texas at Austin, authors Benedikt and Oden argue that “quality is more than an outlying variable addressed by adding a term (or …

Moving beyond GDP a European and national policy issue

A subject once discussed mainly by researchers and university scholars, the need to develop new indicators to better measure a nation’s prosperity and quality of life is now high on the agenda of European policy makers and national governments. This newsletter highlights recent developments in efforts to find measures that …

Better is Better Than More: Complexity, Economic Progress, and Qualitative Growth

Michael Benedikt and Michael Oden Center for Sustainable Development Working Paper Series – 2011(01) In this Working Paper from the Center for Sustianable Development at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin, authors Benedikt and Oden argue that “quality is more than an outlying variable addressed by adding a term (or …

GEF STAP Workshop Addresses Marine Debris Problems

A newsletter from IISD Reporting Services GEF STAP Workshop Addresses Marine Debris Problems 1_April_2011: The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) convened a workshop titled “Seeking Global and Regional Solutions to Marine Debris Problem” on 23 March 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii, US, at the …