Earth Policy News – A Massive Market Failure

December 17, 2008 http://www.earthpolicy.org/Books/Seg/PB3ch01_ss2.htm Lester R. Brown When Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank, released his ground-breaking study in late 2006 on the future costs of climate change, he talked about a massive market failure. He was referring to the failure of the market to incorporate the …

Financial Crisis Opportunities

Shann Turnbull PhD The financial crisis has created opportunities to use the “invisible hand” of market forces to stop climate change and build a resilient and much more efficient financial system.

Global Marshall Plan News 12/2008

Kids for Climate Justice Felix addressed participants of the conference “A Global Contract Based on Climate Justice” Global Commons Update Relevant text on global commons issues New partners for the Coalition for the Global Commons Nigerian network of friends expanding Barack Obama: The Man and the Challenge An essay on …

Economists Appraise Bhutan's Happiness Model

Thursday 04 December 2008 by: Don Duncan, The San Francisco Chronicle Based on Buddhist principles, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has implemented a unique economic policy called Gross National Happiness. Thimphu, Bhutan – In the thick of a global financial crisis, many economists have come to this Himalayan kingdom to …

Recommendations for Poznan Toward Copenhagen 2009

BIOPOLITICS INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION The present economic and environmental crisis may serve as an opportunity and challenge to formulate a new strategy in building a Green Society of hope. The Biopolitics International Organisation (B.I.O.) a pioneer in environmental issues, since its inception in 1985, with representatives in 138 countries, requests that …

A Sustainable Recovery

By: Jeffrey Sachs 12/05/08 President-elect Barack Obama will have to guide the American economy through recession with a clear global vision on trade imbalances, technologies, and public budgets. Read more…

ToYou from NewEnergyNews: Dec. 8, 2008

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Why New China-U.S. Talks Hinge On Energy

By Sam Hopkins | Thursday, December 4th, 2008 On December 3, Vice Premier Wang Qishan and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson continued multi-year negotiations centering on energy security and renewable energy progress.

Re-Designing Money Systems to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Accelerate the Growing Green Economy by Hazel Henderson, presented to the Green Economy Initiative Conference, UNEP, Geneva, Dec. 1, 2008

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