sustainable economy News

  • Will ‘green economy’ kill the green economy?

    It was with particular interest that I took in a Board of Trade presentation on the state of British Columbia's green economy. After all, Vancouver is vying for the Greenest City In The World title. Green business is a big deal out here. The presentation, by Paul Shorthouse of the Globe Foundation, was a convincing and positive one. There was plenty of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • Ban calls for a Green Economy to ensure sustainable development

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for "revolutionary action" to achieve sustainable development, warning that the past century's heedless consumption of resources is "a global suicide pact" with time running out to ensure an economic model for survival. "Let me highlight the one resource that is scarcest of all: Time," he told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in a session ...

  • China approves law to promote sustainable economy

    China's legislature passed a law calling for fiscal spending, tax breaks and other measures to promote sustainable economic growth via resource conservation and pollution control, official media said on Saturday. The law, passed on Friday at the closing of the fourth session of the National People's Congress standing committee, has been signed by President Hu Jintao and will come into effect on ...

  • The hidden threats that could imperil the sustainable economy

    The world’s economies and people face hidden dangers to sustainability that demand immediate action, according to State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, the soon to be released edition of the annual series from the Worldwatch Institute. These threats, driven directly or indirectly by growing stress on the planet’s resources, have the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Green finance – key to creating a sustainable economy in China

    Green finance will accelerate the transition toward a sustainable economy in China and improve China’s financial system. This is according to a preliminary report from the Financial Research Institute of the Development Research Center of the State Council of China (DRC) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD),. The “Synthesis Report” summarizes an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green government purchasing, a springboard for a sustainable economy

    'If all European public administrations switched to green electricity, about 60 million tonnes of CO2 emissions would be avoided.' It was Margot Wallström, then European Commissioner for the Environment, who said this in 2004. At the time, European directives for local authority purchasing had just been modified, so that national and local governments should have been able to easily use ...


  • State of the World 2008: Innovations for a sustainable economy

    Pioneering entrepreneurs, nongovernmental organizations, and governments around the globe are inventing the Earth’s first sustainable global economy, according to State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy. In response to climate change and other environmental problems, these leaders are field-testing a remarkable array of economic innovations that offer surprising and hopeful ...

  • Inquiry published on leadership skills for a sustainable economy

    On 1 July a major inquiry, supported by WSP, was unveiled discussing the leadership skills required for a sustainable economy. The report, produced by Business in the Community, states that a leadership skills gap in the UK is the most pressing challenge in transition to a sustainable economy. HRH The Prince of Wales" National Ambassador Vincent de Rivaz and Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • The business case for the green economy

    Businesses making the transition towards the green economy are already reaping rewards worth hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and high return on investment, while benefiting consumers, communities and the environment, says a new report entitled The Business Case for the Green Economy: ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cyberspace and the green economy

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development urges Canada to secure sustainable prosperity by using the Internet and other digital technologies to help build a green economy and address the major social and environmental challenges facing Canadians and others around the world. The Digital Economy and the Green ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Breakthrough on technology for the hydrogen economy

    Hydrogen would command a key role in future renewable energy technologies, experts agree, if a relatively cheap, efficient and carbon-neutral means of producing it can be developed. An important step towards this elusive goal has been taken by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ExNovoMaterials in the circular economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and recycling. On ...

  • Towards the Circular Economy

    In the face of sharp volatility increases across the global economy and proliferating signs of resource depletion, the call for a new economic model is getting louder. The circular economy is now gaining the attention of business, governments, and the next generation as a model to transform today’s “take-make-dispose” economy into one that aligns business models with product and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • What is a Green Economy?

    The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a "Green Economy," one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and economic growth. What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there? WRI Managing Director ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Inquiry into the circular economy

    According to the Green Building Council, the construction and demolition sector is the leading contributor to waste in the UK, responsible for generating 120m tonnes every year. The founder of building waste reuse business Yooz could not have been more pleased when he was offered a 10,000 tonne steel roof from the London Olympics for a large sports centre for disabled people. “The roof ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • In search of maverick entrepreneurs creating a more just and sustainable economy

    Social Venture Network has launched its 5th annual Innovation Awards competition. Over the past 4 years, SVN's Innovation Awards has honored some of our next generation's most talented, passionate and effective leaders; the new pioneers of socially responsible business. "On behalf of Green For All, I was both proud and humbled to accept the 2010 Social Venture Network Innovation Award. For ...

  • Chris Huhne speech to LSE: `Green growth: the transition to a sustainable economy`

    Three years ago, the credit crunch hit home. Three years ago, the economy suffered its most profound shock since the 1930s. Three years ago, customers queued around the block in the first run on a British bank for a century and a half. From Iceland to Greece, the financial crisis changed the fortunes of countries, their people, and their governments. It framed political debate then as it ...

  • Green businesses support service points the way ahead for London’s sustainable economy

    Businesses can save pounds while reducing their impact on the environment by taking advantage of a new green business support service launched today by the London Development Agency and Atkins. The London Environmental Support Service (LESS) website (www.less-online.com) provides a one-stop-shop for businesses to access a network of environment support providers in London, while also offering ...


    By Atkins

  • Philippine economy on the mend, but challenges to sustainable growth remain, says ADB

    The Philippines is expected to recover significantly this year and next from a very weak 2009, but needs to seriously address several constraints to growth if it is to reach its full potential, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in a new major report. The Asian Development Outlook 2010 (ADO 2010), ADB's flagship annual economic publication, ...


    By Asian Development Bank

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