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Dissatisfaction with business-as-usual threatens the needed reforms for creating a sustainable green economy

Regulation not Revolution: The Economics of Combating Climate Change

Angry revolutionary sentiments are undermining the very instruments required to stabilize the economy and manage climate change. Massive demonstrations are taking place all around the globe. The rage on the streets is coalescing into a global movement that threatens the economic system. There have been revolutionary protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Israel, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, and Oman, and minor protests in Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia,…

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Sustainability depends on collaboration

Measuring the Effectiveness of Collaborations for Sustainable Solutions

Collaboration may be a popular buzz-word, but is it really effective? As I have argued in three previous Global Warming is Real articles, a collaborative approach to sustainability offers the fastest and most effective means of combating climate change. Now more than ever a variety of strategic partnerships are emerging between industry and governments, academia and non-government organizations (NGOs). Almost 70 percent of charitable organizations are collaborating to share resources, save…

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Many small light bulbs equal big one. Collaboration, not competition, is what the business community should focus on to fight global warming

Collaboration is Better than Competition in the War Against Climate Change

Collaboration is essential to the kinds of innovation that are required to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Collaboration can make commerce more efficient and more sustainable. As Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, “Open collaboration in energy innovation will be a key part of fighting climate change.” A new report from the Brooking Institute views collaboration between America and China…

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President Obama and Hu take time for a photo op. Where will discussions of clean energy policy between the two nations lead?

Is Climate Denial Allowing China to Take the Lead on Clean Energy?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between the two countries this week. “I believe that as the two largest energy consumers and emitters of greenhouses gases, the United States and China have a responsibility to combat climate change…

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World Environment Day: Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage – Nature’s Way

The UNEP releases “The Natural Fix? The Role of Ecosystems Management in Climate Mitigation” – a “rapid response report” marking World Environment Day.

International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day 3 – Opportunities in a “Climate Marshall Plan”

Day three from the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: A “Climate Marshall Plan” could lead to unprecedented global development opportunities – if governments go about it the right way.