Tag Archives: environmental economics

World Bank Group Climate Action Plan: Helping Set the Path Toward Transformation

Taking steps toward a global transformation

Arguably one of the most important things to come out of the COP21 climate talks in Paris last December, aside from the Paris Agreement itself, is the signal sent solidifying the growing shift in the global consciousness. We seek a transformative path forward into the new century. But any desired transformational change requires both the vision for a long term outcome and a mechanism to achieve that …

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Climate and Prosperity: Two Roads Converge in Paris

Next week delegates. ministers, heads-of-state and civil socity meet in Paris at COP21 in hopes of striking an international commitment limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels. Data recently released from the MET Office in the UK projects average global surface temperatures in 2015 are set to reach the threshold of 1 degree Celsius, halfway to the limit of “acceptable” climate change. This temperature …

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GDP, Incomes Likely to Fall as Climate Warming Continues

With global mean temperature setting new record-highs, new research from Stanford and UCal Berkeley concludes economic output will peak and then decline rapidly this century. More than 70 percent of the world's nations are likely to experience declines in economic output this century, with countries in already warm climate zones affected the most.

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The Growth of Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investing

The Triple Bottom Line

Investors have a critical role to play in advancing the green economy and combating climate change.  Responding to the challenge of the social and environmental challenges we face affords investment opportunities in many different forms and across all asset classes. A socially responsible investment (SRI) also known as sustainable, green or ethical investing, is premised on an investment strategy that seeks both financial gain …

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Obama Administration Issues First National Climate Adaptation Strategy

Two years in the making, he National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is a call to action. Co-led by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, NOAA, and the NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, some 90 researchers from federal, state, and tribal conservation agencies, as well as the American public, took part in crafting the plan.

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New Support for the Interconnectedness of the Environment and the Economy

A mighty industrial society discharges its waste unchecked into the environment. New reports emphasize the importance of understanding the relationship between the environment and the economy.

Two new reports reiterate the scientific veracity of anthropogenic climate change while reinforcing the interconnectedness of the economy and the environment. The World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risks Report 2013 clearly points to the interrelationship between the environment and the economy. A draft of the third National Climate Assessment Report indicates that climate change is both an environmental and economic issue. The draft report …

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