Tag Archives: Green economy

The New Plastics Economy

The World Economic Forum jointly with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has published the report “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics.” One of the big headlines from the report was that if we continue dumping plastic in the sea at the present rate, measured by weight, there will be more plastic than fish …
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ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index

Frankfurt has finished top of ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index, followed by London and Copenhagen. Madrid in 9th position, the only Spanish city to make the top 50 list. European cities lead the way on sustainability, taking seven of the top ten places in the index. On the other hand, North American cities show room for improvement, failing to appear in the top ten …
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Towards a Green Economy in Europe

The European Envirionment Agency has just published the report titled “Towards a Green Economy in Europe: EU environmental policy targets and objectives 2010-2050”. The ‘green economy’ has emerged as a priority in policy debate in recent years. But what does the concept mean in practice and how can decision-makers measure progress towards this strategic goal? …
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Working Toward Sustainable Development

The ILO, jointly with the UNEP, has just published the study, “Working Towards Sustainable Development: Opportunities for Decent Work and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy.” The report shows that, if accompanied by the right policy mix, a green economy can create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. …
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From Transition to Transformation

The UN has just launched the report “From Transition to Transformation: Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Europe and Central Asia” at the first Global Human Development Forum. According to the study, Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in “green” jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable …
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Towards a Green Economy

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has just launched the report, “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication”. The report is structured in three parts: -Investing in natural capital: Agriculture, fisheries, water, forests. -Investing in energy and resource efficiency: Renewable energy, manufacturing and waste, buildings, transport, tourism and cities. -Supporting the transition …
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Earth, Inc.: using nature’s rules to build sustainable profits by Unruh, Gregory. ISBN 9781422127179

Synopsis For years, companies have been hearing what not to do when it comes to making their business practices more sustainable. But what can you do to make your company both ecologically responsible and financially profitable? What are the rules, ideologies, and methods that will guide your business toward sustainable practices? How can you successfully …
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UNEP Report: Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals

Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential, if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.  This is among the central conclusions of A Brief for Policymakers on the Green Economy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched today as heads of state and ministers meet at the UN …
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Green Growth Strategy Interim Report: Implementing our Commitment for a Sustainable Future

The Interim Report of the Green Growth Strategy was discussed at the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level, 27-28 May 2010. It highlights preliminary findings on a number of key issues that policy makers face in transitioning to greener economies. The decision taken by Ministers of 34 countries last year at the OECD Ministerial …
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The Climate Competitiveness Index 2010

The independent non-profit institute AccountAbility, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has launched the Climate Competitiveness Index 2010 (CCI). The report analyzes how countries utilize low carbon technology, products and services. The 2010 Index contains information on climate accountability and climate performance in 95 countries, which are responsible for 97 percent of …
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