The clean-tech VC boom

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Modern Monetary Theory: from the Basics to Application/Beyond GDP

This article by Prof. Fadhel Kaboub goes a long way to explaining why the economic rhetoric of Republican politicians and their libertarian economists has held back needed public investments in healthcare, infrastructure, education and environmental protection.  Of course deficits matter, but so do all the assets they create in both …

Bloomberg Green

Another year, another record for the sustainable debt market. Companies and governments raised nearly three-quarters of a trillion dollars of sustainable debt in 2020, beating the previous record, set a year earlier, by more than $160 billion. A half-decade ago, the notion of sustainable debt hardly existed, in the sense …

Sustainable Foods Summit: North American Virtual Edition (25-28 January)

Request the full agenda here! Sustainable Foods and COVID-19  The pandemic is having a profound impact on the food industry. It has disrupted raw material supply chains, changed the way products are distributed, and the way food is bought and consumed. Learn about the sustainability implications of the coronavirus crisis …

Earth Charter Podcast-Interview with Hazel Henderson

“The Earth Charter developed over decades with feedback from worldwide groups, is truly the companion declaration to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ratified by the United Nations (UN ) in 1948.  Since the launching of the Earth Charter  in 2000, in the inspiring ceremony in the Peace Palace, the Hague, …

Newsletter – Inspiration for the New Year: Perspectives, News and Reports

In this Issue: News from the Secretariat Upcoming Events News from the Network Quarterly Newsletter 17 December 2020 REN21 Connecting the right dots – a way to tackle some of the challenges in driving structural change? Mainstreaming efficiency and renewable energy is a transformational process that is not only technological …

Did you know: US$4T of global market cap is green?

Investing in the global green economy: sizing the opportunity With the development of multiple new green taxonomies at the national level broad, granular datasets are going to be key in their implementation. GREEN ECONOMY TRENDS REPORT  ABOUT GREEN REVENUES DATA  REQUEST MORE INFORMATION  One of the key challenges is taking …

Moving the needle

In climate news today… EU leaders agree to cut pollution by at least 55% by 2030. Yellen to make climate change a priority as Treasury secretary. Architects imagine the dream homes of Europe’s green future. Xi’s speech to signal if China will deliver on climate goals.   This was the year when making …