The Energy Collective: Coast to Coast, Legislation Protecting Communities Gains Momentum

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

    Coast to Coast, Legislation Protecting Communities Gains Momentum Posted: 22 Mar 2014 08:00 AM PDT Every day, communities across the country are taking action to protect themselves against the harms of industrial fracking. These efforts are illustrated by events like the string of successful bans and moratoria that …

Green Growth: High-level panel marks launch of GGKP office in Geneva

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

  Knowledge Update Issue 2014-2                                                                                      February 19, 2014 High-level panel marks launch of GGKP office in Geneva On 22 January, to mark the official Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s office, the GGKP, Swiss Government and Geneva Environment Network hosted a high-level panel debate on the topic of “Green Economy and Green Growth: Passing Fad …

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

     Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change   By CORAL DAVENPORTJAN – The New York Times   WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a …

CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

Media Contact: Bill Luecht  |  202.653.0322  |  [email protected] CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities November 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (cdfi Fund) announced awards totaling approximately $17 million to 85 FDIC-insured depository institutions for …

Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science

############################################Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutionsalready seeded on the ground. Prof Roger LeakeyEditor’s NoteThis article describes one of many case studies and solutions to povertypresented recently in UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Report [1] (see [2]Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture, SiS 60)Redefining problems without …

Sustainable Development: Implementing Rio+20: ECOSOC’s New Role and Its Old Culture

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 October 2013 Featured Guest Article Implementing Rio+20: ECOSOC’s New Role and Its Old Culture by Harris Gleckman, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Almost_since the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was created, there have been ECOSOC reform efforts. Most of these efforts …

OTHER NEWS: Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

     Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2013 (IPS) – With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised …

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans? Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs. By Elizabeth Bast, Emira Woods and Janet Redman, September 16, 2013. A liquefied natural gas carrier near Sea Point, South Africa. (Derek …

World Future Council: Hearing in Dar es Salaam spotlights visionary African policies

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Trendspotting

Press release – for immediate release “Forests for People” Hearing in Dar es Salaam spotlights visionary African policies Tanzania’s Vice President H.E. Dr. Mohammed Gharib Billal welcomed international delegates Dar es Salaam/Hamburg, 10 July 2013: Forests can make an effective contribution to improving rural livelihoods, reducing poverty, and promoting equity in …