G20 Communiqué Hits Some Priorities, Misses Others

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G20 Communiqué Hits Some Priorities, Misses Others June 21, 2012 By Nick Mathiason Nick Mathiason is the Assistant Communications Director of the Task Force, and also works as a business correspondent at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He was previously Business Correspondent at the Guardian and Observer newspapers for 10 …

One Plan to Solve the Euro Zone’s Debt and Energy Crises

Ethical Markets Green Prosperity, Trendspotting

European Monetary Union (euro zone) has been front-and-center in the media again of late as sovereign and banking sector debt problems persist. Following in the footsteps of Greece, Ireland and Portgual, Spain this weekend became the latest euro zone “periphery” member to seek EU aid as it seeks to shore up banks …

COEXISTing in a Steady State

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Avarice is a vice, the exaction of usury is a misdemeanour, and the love of money is detestable. –  John Maynard Keynes   Poised on the brink of economic meltdown as we are, governments all over the world are baying frantically for growth. But growth is not the answer to …

ITUC OnLine: Young workers call on G20 Labour Ministers to tackle youth unemployment

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 059/070512 Brussels, 14 May 2012 (ITUC OnLine):  Since the economic crisis began, the unemployment rise has hit young people particularly hard and threatens long-term growth potential. Breaking into the particularly damaging cycle of high and rising youth unemployment is necessary to “buy time” …

May Day Statement–Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery

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Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery It is more than five years since the financial crisis hit, followed rapidly by a larger economic crisis. This economic earthquake exposed the dangers of financialisation; of having the real economy subservient to finance; and of two decades of growing inequality. …

UN Highlights Importance of Investing in Initiatives That Support Sustainable Fishing

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UN HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF INVESTING IN INITIATIVES THAT SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FISHING New York, Apr 26 2012 4:05PM The United Nations today highlighted the importance of investing in initiatives that seek to tackle overfishing and protect marine biodiversity, as well as inform consumers of the benefits of buying sustainable fish products. …

Carbon Disclosure Project Investor Roundtable

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ASrIA BRIEFING: Carbon Disclosure Project Investor Roundtable Mark the date – 25 April, 2012 (Wednesday) for ASrIA Briefing: Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Investor Roundtable Low carbon growth is now widely accepted in Europe and North America as fundamental to generating long term shareholder value, avoiding dangerous climate change and helping …

Mass unemployment the “spectre at the G20 finance ministers feast”

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Trade unions on the move for Rio+20 ACT NOW! Domestic workers – 12 by 12 START NOW! News Mass unemployment the “spectre at the G20 finance ministers feast” The international union movement said G20 Finance Ministers will fail their populations if they don’t take action to raise job creation and …

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011

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Global Economy Expanded More Slowly Than Expected In 2011 Brigid Fitzgerald Reading www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C53/economy_2012 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator February 16, 2012 Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Given the way the world now does business, economic growth …

UN Officials Urge Measures to Boost the World’s Flagging Economy

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“This conventional “inside the economics box” view , with few new ideas, shows how much further the economics profession needs to go to improve its understanding of today’s true global situation. Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-chief” UN OFFICIALS URGE MEASURES TO BOOST THE WORLD’S FLAGGING ECONOMY New York, Feb 7 2012 6:05PM …