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Wednesday, 2 October 2013 - 1:26pm
Michael Green - The Social Progress Imperative
Micheal Green questions if 'inclusive growth' will really help the worlds most disadvantaged. On Thursday we will receive the report from the United Nations General Assembly meeting that has been running in New York since last week. One of the major agenda items has been defining Sustainable... Read more
Monday, 12 August 2013 - 11:37pm
Nicole Leotaud - CANARI
Four years ago, the concept of ‘green economy’ hit international agendas. But would this “top-down” policy debate be relevant in the Caribbean? Would it be open to respond to Caribbean priorities and realities? Nicole Leotaud describes a Caribbean journey. The last several years have been rough for... Read more
Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 4:32pm
Poverty Environment Initiative
A different set of national accounts revealed the ‘double dividends’ of investing in the environment in Malawi. Working closely with the Poverty-Environment Initiative (UNDP-UNEP), the government is changing course. From the shorelines of Malawi’s great lakes each evening you can see lights... Read more
Monday, 8 July 2013 - 5:13pm
Shannon Wang - OECD
From Cambodia and China to Ethiopia and Brazil, Shannon Wang from the OECD describes some of the lessons and the stories that she has learned along the way about the pathways to greener economies in developing countries. A year ago, I attended the Rio+20 Conference at Rio de Janeiro, a city famous... Read more
Tuesday, 2 July 2013 - 10:18am
Steve Bass - IIED
In the last five years the concepts of green growth and green economy have moved from fringe debates to mainstream policy. However, a divide is opening up between some large international institutions focusing on growth through green investment, and developing countries emphasising poverty... Read more
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 - 3:15pm
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) welcomes the UN High Level Panel’s vision for the post-2015 agenda - as one that describes a single global development agenda , is defined by shared goals , and is guided by the principles of sustainable development . But we urge governments to use this opportunity... Read more
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 - 12:31pm
Grace Philip - GEC
GEC member, Development Alternatives, is leading a new initiative to map the new, green economy in India. The GEC caught up with Gijanjali Kumar for an update. Two years ago, Development Alternatives, began a country-wide discussion about the meaning of a green economy in India. They consulted... Read more
Thursday, 2 May 2013 - 11:13am
Victor Anderson - Anglia Ruskin University
The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) is revisting Limits to Growth in a new project to depict the potential scenerios of the future - but this time, they are factoring in green growth. Victor Anderson explains. The problematic question of ‘green growth’ is on the agenda for a new study of the... Read more
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - 11:45am
David Roberts
....if their environmental costs were fully integrated. David Roberts, GRIST, reports on some mind-boggling new research as to the real cost of our unpriced natural capital. The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are... Read more
Monday, 22 April 2013 - 9:45am
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
Coalition launches a new phase Latest from our network knowledge centre TEEB for Business joins the Coalition Your Green Economy global highlights Check out the online version of the newsletter here . Thatcher - the unlikely trail-blazer of a green economy? The battle over Thatcher's legacy is now... Read more

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