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June, 2017

The revolution that Trump’s decision will not stop

Ben Martin - Green Economy Coalition

You could be forgiven for feeling a little melancholy this World Environment Day. Coming so soon after President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, and with the natural world under threat as never before, what was supposed to be a f... Continue reading

April, 2017
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What does 'clean innovation' mean for Canada?

Chris Hopkins - Green Economy Coalition

The world is facing unprecedented and growing environmental challenges. At the same time, the pace of technological change to address those challenges is accelerating, offering both environmental solutions and economic opportunities.

Nations and businesses are seeking new ways of generati... Continue reading

April, 2017
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Big ambitions: A small Indian state takes on the Global Goals

Tarang Singh - Development Alternatives

The Indian state of Sikkim in the foothills of the Himalayas may be small but it has big ambitions. This year, the state will introduce a new law to ensure that its development planning and citizen’s behaviour contributes to the SDGs.

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March, 2017
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REPORT: How can a green economy power the SDGs?

Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition ... Continue reading
March, 2017
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REPORT: How can a green economy power the SDGs

Green Economy Coalition

In 2015, global leaders made a stand against poverty, environmental degradation and inequality. The signing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change represent a new global consensus on sustainable development. 

Green economy approac... Continue reading

February, 2017

How can the SDGs help improve investor responsibility?

Jo Mountford - ShareAction

Investors play a central role in the global economy, providing financing for businesses and new technologies, playing a role as stewards of companies whose shares they own or manage, and enabling individuals to live with decency in retirement. However, many institutional investors have focussed t... Continue reading

January, 2017

Better Business, Better World

Chris Hopkins - Green Economy Coalition

Sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth up to US$12 trillion and add up 380 million jobs by 2030. Putting the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, at the heart of the world’s economic strategy could unleash a step-change in growth and productivity, wit... Continue reading

January, 2017
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2017: What Next for Green Finance?

Nick Robins - UNEP Finance Inquiry

2016 is on course to be not just the hottest on record, but also probably the dirtiest and most hazardous too. “The climate has broken records in 2016“ says World Meteorological Organization c... Continue reading

January, 2017

The future of work in green economy

Moustapha Kamal Gueye - ILO

For the second time, the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization vibrated to the rhythm of the Academy on the Green EconomyContinue reading

December, 2016

Will green growth spell the end of capitalism?

Jon Duncan - Old Mutual

Scientists tell us that earth is overshooting its planetary boundaries at a rate far quicker than the average person would believe. This situation becomes rapidly compounded by the significant challenges of population growth, urbanisation, unemployment and rising socioeconomic inequality. To comp... Continue reading