PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Resource Efficiency, Beyond GDP

PRODUCTION SECTORS COST WORLD ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN GAINS THEY PRODUCE – UN-BACKED STUDY New York, Apr 15 2013  1:00PM Primary production and processing in such sectors as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, oil and gas exploration and utilities cost the world economy $7.3 trillion a year in damage to the environment, …

UNCSD Update – 28 February 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Jay Owen Sustainability News

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 February 2013 EC Issues Proposal for Post-2015 Agenda 27_February 2013: The European Commission (EC) has released its common approach to global development goals. The Communication, titled “A Decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future,” calls for addressing environmental …

Time to internalize those externalities and get prices right

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Articles by Hazel Henderson

Time to internalize those externalities and get prices right By Hazel Henderson (http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/12/21/time-internalize-those-externalities-and-get-prices-right)   An “externality” is code in economics jargon meaning any cost of producing a product that can be omitted (i.e., externalized) from the producer’s balance sheet and passed on to taxpayers, the public or hidden in the environment …

Measuring What Matters: The current economic model is not working for the majority of the world…

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Measuring What Matters By Lisa Cowan, European Correspondent, Ethical Markets Media The new lecture theatre at the International Institute for Environment and Development had standing room only as The Green Economy Coalition gathered in London, 15th Feb 2012, in preparation for the Rio+20 UN summit. The current economic model is …