Tuesday, 31 July 2012 - 3:20pm
Nicole Leotaud - CANARI
Poor economic performance, environmental degradation and rising inequality have spurred Caribbean civil society to build their own vision of a new, greener economy. The Caribbean is often associated with its remarkable biodiversity and cultural diversity. Yet, while its cultural and ecological... Read more
Monday, 2 July 2012 - 5:43pm
The International Trade Union Confederation, one of our founding members, share their views on the Rio+20 negotiations. The global trade union movement is bitterly disappointed at the Declaration of the Rio+20 Summit, a declaration that lacks the concrete measures necessary now to end senseless... Read more
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 - 2:16pm
Rula Qalyoubi
Given our current economic trajectory, the transition to a green economy may seem daunting. But, environmental economist, Rula Qalyoubi, proposes that the transformation hinges on seven practical steps for change. To lessen the effects of global warming and to remain below a 2 degree Celsius... Read more
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 - 1:07pm
Ruud Jansen and Steve Bass
Reflections from the first multistakeholder dialogues on a Green Economy in Botswana Botswana recently organised one of Africa’s first multi-stakeholder dialogues to explore the Green Economy (GE) concept and to map out what transitioning to a GE would entail for the country. The basic principles of Sustainable Development (SD) have been part of the country’s approach to development for the last two to three decades. Botswana has a international track record in pursuing good governance, sustainable growth on the basis of prudent economic management, sound investment of mineral revenues in human and physical capital including health and education infrastructure, establishment of social safety nets, and the wise use and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity in and outside of protected areas.Read more
Friday, 30 March 2012 - 1:43pm
Emma Wilson - IIED
Emma Wilson, IIED, describes four steps for ensuring that Ban Ki Moon's initiative moves from rhetoric to reality This year sees the launch of the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon creating a high-level group to mobilize action. We support the goals of... Read more
Friday, 30 March 2012 - 1:23pm
Derek Osborn - Stakeholder Forum
Derek Osborn on the essential deliverables from RioRead more
Wednesday, 1 February 2012 - 1:00am
Guest author - Teresa Fogelberg - GRI
Teresa Fogelberg explains why we need to make sustainability reporting expected practice How can markets, governments, companies and consumers together make the needed transition to a sustainable Green Economy? This is one of the key questions to be discussed during the last phase of the... Read more
Thursday, 26 January 2012 - 1:00am
Guest Author - Mark Robertson - EIRIS
Stock markets are uniquely positioned to drive companies and investors towards a green economy, says Mark Robertson from EIRIS 2012 ought to be a big year for sustainable investment. Calls for a more responsible approach to capitalism are growing, along with the sense that a more sophisticated... Read more
Thursday, 12 January 2012 - 10:43am
Emily Benson and Oliver Greenfield
Twenty years on from the first summit on sustainable development, this week the UNCSD Bureau released their first negotiating draft for Rio 2012. They have called the draft ‘ the future we want ’. They say that it aims towards a ‘prosperous, secure and sustainable future for our people and our... Read more


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