Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Catherine Powell: Women and Girls in the Afghanistan Transition - Council on Foreign Relations

Catherine Powell: Women and Girls in the Afghanistan Transition - Council on Foreign Relations

What Water’s Worth by Asit K. Biswas and Ahmet C. Bozer - Project Syndicate

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/asit-k--biswas-and-ahmet-c--bozer-warn-that-current-efforts-to-improve-the-management-of-water-scarcity-are-woefully-inadequate

How long run discount rates inform climate change policy | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

How long run discount rates inform climate change policy | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Burning Down the House by Donald Kaberuka - Project Syndicate

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/donald-kaberuka-urges-global-leaders-gathering-at-the-un-to-make-four-commitments-on-climate-change

Cleaner, Greener, and Richer by Christiana Figueres and Guy Ryder - Project Syndicate

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/christiana-figueres-and-guy-ryder-emphasize-the-job-creating-potential-of-action-to-mitigate-climate-change

Friday, October 17, 2014

World Bank Supports China in Phasing Out Ozone-Depleting Substances

World Bank Supports China in Phasing Out Ozone-Depleting Substances

Recreating the natural habitat we destroyed

IFC Launches 'She Works' Partnership to Advance Women in Private Sector

IFC Launches 'She Works' Partnership to Advance Women in Private Sector

'Alarm Bells Keep Ringing': Live Coverage of Climate Week 2014 - Bloomberg

'Alarm Bells Keep Ringing': Live Coverage of Climate Week 2014 - Bloomberg

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - statement by Commissioner László Andor

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - statement by Commissioner László Andor

Interbrand | Best Global Green Brands 2014

Interbrand | Best Global Green Brands 2014

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Oct 17

Monday, October 06, 2014

Lucy P. Marcus argues that company directors should adopt John Rawls's "veil of ignorance." - Project Syndicate


Two big power shifts are occurring around the world today. First, corporate power is growing relative to that of governments. Second, ordinary people are also gaining greater influence. What does it mean that these seemingly contradictory shifts are happening simultaneously?

There is, no doubt, more power in the hands of companies than ever before. People who have not been popularly elected control more and more of our daily lives – from entertainment and energy supplies to schools, railways, and postal services. At the same time, the speed of technological innovation is outpacing that of legislation, meaning that corporate activities are routinely entering seemingly gray areas devoid of regulation.

But, counterbalancing this trend, people now have the means and opportunities to ensure that companies’ behavior does not go unchecked. They are becoming more educated and aware of how companies operate, and they are more proactive and outspoken when they believe a company has crossed the line. The public increasingly acts as the conscience of companies and industries, asking hard questions and holding them to account.

See full Artocñe_ http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/lucy-p--marcus-says-that-companies-have-more-power-than-ever-before--but-so-do-people#IGGqGkoFAH5WWEMM.99

The World’s Most Reputable NationsBizKnowledge Watch | BizKnowledge Watch

The World’s Most Reputable NationsBizKnowledge Watch | BizKnowledge Watch

Aumento del financiamiento para energía renovable: Préstamos del Grupo del Banco Mundial destinados a energía se centran en las regiones más pobres

http://www.bancomundial.org/es/news/feature/2014/09/05/boost-in-world-bank-renewable-energy-lending?cid=EXT_BoletinES_W_EXT

BBC News - Red card on environment for 'greenest government ever'

BBC News - Red card on environment for 'greenest government ever'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Environmental Report Sees Economic Opportunities


Report says economic growth is possible even while tackling climate change.

A week before heads of state meet at the United Nations to discuss climate change, a major report on Tuesday from global political, environmental, and industry leaders says it's possible to grow the world economy while tackling global warming

Global leaders "realize there is serious risk of climate change in the future," former Mexican President Felipe Calderón, who chaired the group behind the report, told reporters Thursday. "However there is a general perception that taking responsible actions in order to tackle climate change could reduce economic growth and the creation of jobs or other goals."

See full Article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140916-climate-economy-report-sustainability/

How to stop wasting food - OECD Observer

How to stop wasting food - OECD Observer

IPCC and climate change risks: what would you do? | OECD Insights Blog

IPCC and climate change risks: what would you do? | OECD Insights Blog