Cheap Solar Advances Farther in Germany (than anywhere else)

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

Home Solar Plus A Battery Could Be Cheaper Than The Grid In Germany In Just A Few Years by Jeff Spross thinkprogress.org/climate on October 3, 2014 at 9:02 am http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/03/3575371/hsbc-solar-battery-germany   CREDIT: Shutterstock The cost of solar power plus battery storage is about to dip below the average electricity bill in Germany. That’s …

The annual WSIS Forum has become a global multistakeholder platform

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Global Citizen

The annual WSIS Forum has become a global multistakeholder platform for coordination of the implementation of the WSIS Outcomes. The Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, undp and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line facilitators/co-facilitators and other UN organizations (ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, unctad UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, ILO, …

Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

  Friday, August 8, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Journalism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies …

New MoU drives momentum in corporate reporting

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

New MoU drives momentum in corporate reporting International Integrated Reporting Council and Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings pledge to work together to enhance quality of corporate reporting and ratings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 31 March 2014 – The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) have signed a Memorandum of …

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Bulletin

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Bulletin The seventh meeting of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) for pilot countries and participating regions convened on 1-3 May in Washington, DC, and was hosted by the World Bank through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Over 70 participants attended the meeting, which …

Uncsd Update :UNDP, BSEC launch Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative

Jay Owen Sustainability News

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 4 March 2013 UNDP, BSEC Launch Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative 1_March_2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) launched the UNDP Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative (CLIMBIZ), a regional partnership for action on sustainable development in …

First Peoples Worldwide to Weigh in on “The Doctrine of Discovery”

kristy SRI/ESG News

MEDIA ADVISORY First Peoples Worldwide to Weigh in on “The Doctrine of Discovery” UN Session on Indigenous Issues Will Tackle Food Sovereignty and the Right to Redress First Peoples Worldwide Founder and President Rebecca Adamson will co-host a workshop at the upcoming eleventh annual session of the UN Permanent Forum …

New Science Paper: The Climate Change-Water-Infrastructure Nexus

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance, Earth Systems Science

A group of researchers with Conservation International and WWF have co-authored a paper in PLoS Biology focusing on the water-related threats and opportunities presented by climate change to the development and conservation communities. The authors suggest that the climate change impacts on long-lived water infrastructure for energy production, agriculture, transportation, …