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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 ...
Steven Smith stands on the refuse that, no matter what, always seems to regenerate in the South Bronx. Plastic soda bottles, soccer balls, a thermos and a faded life preserver poke out from under the wooden planks scattered on the eroded shores ...
If you were that way inclined, you could say that the biblical weather we've been having this past week – perfectly timed to coincide with start of the Doha climate talks – was some thundering deity disgorging its watery wrath over the British ...
Last week, RAN joined sixty environmental
and social organizations, including a dozen Indonesian groups, in signing an open letter to banks and other financial institutions across the globe warning them to avoid investments in pulp and paper ...
The concept of degrowth is not a very comfortable one in overdeveloped countries such as the United States.But with the planet`s resources stretched to the limit, many argue that an action plan is needed to prevent the world`s largest ...
More than 45,000 people flew around the world to participate in Brazil's second Earth Summit last week, and many left here wondering whether it was worth the trip.
Yet despite a final Rio Declaration widely derided as a failure, dozens ...
“The current system is driving humanity to a future that is warmer than our species has ever known and is eliminating the ecology we depend on”
We are now living in the Anthropocene era during which, since the industrial revolution, ...
Human society is consuming natural resources as if there were one-and-a-half Earths, and not just a single blue planet, according to the most recent Living Planet Report released today. If governments and societies continue with ...
The Export Credit Guarantee Department is accused of underwriting unethical and carbon-intensive business deals in developing countries and operating with a lack of transparency - charges it denies.
Last week the UK government issued a ...
Industrial globalised agriculture is heavily implicated in climate change. It contributes to the three major greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2) from the use of fossil fuels, nitrogen oxide (N2O) from the use of chemical fertilizers and ...
The U.S. appears to be breaking down on all levels, probably taking the rest of the modern world with it. Noticing this helps us understand the hopelessness of our intrinsically flawed system. Also, recognizing breakdown is helpful for seeing ...
IMF Chief Proposes $100 Billion a Year Fund to Tackle Climate Change Environment News Service (ENS)
IMF Chief Proposes $100 Billion Annual Fund to Tackle Climate Change
DAVOS, Switzerland, January 30, 2010 (ENS) - The head of ...
In the 1990s, several environmental
writers began describing the agriculture scientist Norman Borlaug, who has died aged 95, as the saviour of "more lives than anyone in history". However, such is the industrialised west's indifference towards ...
The world is heading for an ecological
credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural capital reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain.That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF's Living Planet Report, ...
The world is heading for an ecological
credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain.
That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet ...
As the world grapples with the escalating effects of the financial crisis, ecologists are pointing to another mounting – and unsecured – debt
: a growing gap in India between the amount of natural resources the country uses and how much it ...
The management of carbon dioxide and the climate represent both an economic development challenge and the ecological
problem of the next hundred years. Energy use, economic success and carbon dioxide emissions are, currently, intertwined. A ...
Gas prices are above $4 a gallon; global food prices surged 39% last year; and an environmental
disaster looms as carbon emissions continue to spiral upward. The global economy appears on the verge of a TKO, a triple whammy from energy, ...
Humanity’s current inability to react adequately to a warming biosphere
suggests that we may be more stupid than frogs.
Put a frog in gradually warming water – so the story goes – and it will let
itself be cooked to death. ...
Some may cry nepotism when they see Andre Heinz, the middle son of Teresa Heinz Kerry, take to the podium as one of the leading spokespeople on the environment for John Kerry's presidential campaign, but his ascent is hardly without merit. True, he ...
GLAND, Switzerland, October 21, 2004 (ENS) - Humans are devouring Earth's
resources at a pace that is overwhelming the planet's capacity to support life,
according to a new report by WWF, the global conservation organization. The
History has shown that human societies often misjudge risk, and that is the
case today. With world attention focused almost exclusively on terrorism and
Iraq, another, even more serious security threat deepens -- the global ...
An urgent appeal to everyone in the Iraq war to think again has been launched
by 38 leading scientists.
They are members of the council of IUCN-The World Conservation Union,
representing 70 governments.
A statement by ...
New York City in 2022. Half the 40 million people in the swarming metropolis
are unemployed, the air is thick with pollution, food and water are as precious
as jewels. This was the world of the future as envisaged in the sci-fi thriller, ...
SO WHAT do we owe the future? A precise definition for sustainable
development is likely to remain elusive but, as this survey has argued, the hazy
outline of a useful one is emerging from the experience of the past decade.
For a ...