Month: November 2016

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Club of Rome’s “Reinventing Prosperity” Challenges Prevailing Notions of Socioeconomic

The Club of Rome's ¨Reinventing Prosperity¨ challenges the conceptual and institutional frameworks that have supported socioeconomic policy-making and development over the course of the past 30 years and goes on to offer 13 ¨radical policy solutions¨ that address three of the most pressing challenges in industrialized and industrializing countries: inequality, employment and climate change.Read More

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Low-Carbon Economic Impacts: $1.2 Trillion Boost for Global GDP; 68

Taking the steps required to help assure global mean temperature increases are limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius or less would boost the global economy and job creation while at the same time protecting essential natural resources and ecosystems in developed and developing countries, according to the UNDP 2016 ¨Low Carbon Monitor.¨Read More

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The Trump Administration is Far Worse for the Planet than

We need to take stock of where we are if we are to have any chance of getting to where we need to go. After years of slow but steady climate action, the U.S. now has a climate and environment destroying president and legislature. Although Hilary Clinton won the majority of votes, under the collegiate […]Read More

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John Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech at COP22

“I’m not a Cassandra, but I am a realist. Time is not on our side.”  – John Kerry at COP22 Secretary of State John Kerry pulled no punches in a speech at the COP22 climate talks, now in their second week in Marrakesh, Morocco. A stalwart champion of climate change action throughout his career, Kerry made […]Read More

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Timberland Study Leads to Plans to Revive Haitian Smallholder Cotton

Building on the success of an innovative and successful for-profit agroforestry development project in Haiti, Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance have joined forces and undertaken efforts that may revive cotton farming and export, once Haiti's fourth largest agricultural export.Read More

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Environmental Advocacy Under a Trump Presidency

Election 2016, the morning after Wednesday morning, coming to grips with a Trump presidency: The slow motion wreck that was election 2016 has finally ended, the smoke has cleared, and now we find ourselves in a very strange place. Not where we wanted to be. We should take the time to mourn the loss we feel, […]Read More