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A transition to a sustainable economy requires not only population stabilization, breakthroughs in resource productivity and checks on material consumption, but also constraints on aggregate investment. Built into the DNA of finance is the goal ...
There are budget earmarks from powerful congressmen, earmarks from not-so-powerful congressmen and, as it turns out for an old mining town in Pennsylvania's Appalachians, there's even an earmark from a long-dead congressman.
In the 1960s ...
If the coal industry's PR dream is for a stream of exuberant articles selling the story line that coal is clean, cheap and desirable, then 2013 delivered the opposite. 2014 will be even worse.
If there is one issue which encapsulates Big ...
Global leaders argued Friday that efforts to eradicate poverty must be linked to climate change, saying that rising temperatures will have widespread effects on everything from food supplies to education.
Panelists at two separate ...
A study on deforestation in Cambodia has found that forests are better protected when local communities are given the responsibility to manage them locally.
Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, losing 1.2 ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
Since Typhoon Yolanda made landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 8, the country has sent holders of its debt close to one billion dollars, surpassing, in less than two months, the 800 million dollars the U.N. has asked of international donors to ...
The global convergence Reclaim Power, along with the No REDD in Africa Network, have named this week a week of action against false solutions. We offer this blog post as a contribution to that effort.In the landscape of global ...
On Thursday, 17 October 2013 Mongabay.com and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) co-hosted a discussion on environmental issues related to palm oil. The discussion involved representatives from WWF, Greenpeace and the RSPO. ...
Oh, how the world laughed at Stephanie Banister – the extreme right wing Australian election candidate who told a TV interviewer that Islam was a country.
Wasn't it just side-splitting to hear the 27-year-old One Nation hopeful get her ...
farming caper is supported by all political parties. Under it, landowners can sell “carbon credits” if they can prove that they have reduced carbon
dioxide by capturing it as humus in soil, or by planting forests, or by allowing ...
I`ve mostly been offering modest praise for Obama`s climate plan, but there are some notable oversights. While it addresses U.S. coal-fired plants through EPA regulations, it neglects another, equally large aspect of the coal problem. ...
For a moment, let's take the shale gas evangelists at their word. Britain has stumbled on a pile of carbon
cash in its cellar, the energy equivalent of finding a stack of ugly but valuable china in the attic. With North Sea oil and gas in decline ...
Ishmael Tirado watches as his fellow construction workers rebuild the Steeplechase Pier, a central feature of New York’s iconic Coney Island boardwalk. Planks of tropical ipê wood that were torn asunder by last year’s Hurricane Sandy lie in grey ...
credits generated from projects that reduce deforestation and forest degradation - a climate change mitigation approach known as REDD+ - dipped eight percent in 2012 according to an annual assessment of the global voluntary ...
Operating details of China’s first pilot carbon
-trading scheme, in Shenzhen, have been released as it gets ready to launch next month, and as the country prepares to roll out seven pilot schemes by 2014.The world’s biggest carbon
s have lost us more than 15 years in the battle against climate change yet we continue to plough forward with scaling them up. Why?
Some hope that this global expansion of carbon market
s will revive their fortunes, helping ...
A nationwide Chinese emissions trading scheme is likely to be operational by 2020, but faces considerable challenges ahead of its launch, a World Bank carbon
finance expert has told RTCC.
Last week the mayor of Shenzhen economic zone ...
The forests of Kahuzi-Biega Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been pillaged for timber, minerals and wild game. But thanks to an ambitious environmental proposal, their most valuable resource may be the carbon
in the ...
What does growth smell like? What does the biggest economic miracle of all time taste like?
In Guiyu, on the South China Sea, the smell of growth is a caustic, slightly nut-like odor emitted when a computer keyboard is placed on a ...
The World Bank's forest carbon
fund got a $180 million injection from Finland, Germany and Norway, reports Point Carbon
The bank's Forest Carbon
Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is providing funding to develop and implement Reducing ...
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest-related news stories for 2012.
There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...
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A list of popular villains from the 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen would almost certainly include Canada and China. Justly or not, both countries took much of the blame for the failure of the planet's leaders to negotiate a binding global ...
There is no political will among rich nations to find funding for developing countries experiencing the brunt of changes in global weather patterns, and the current climate change conference will fail to do so, according to Professor Patrick ...