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August, 2015
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OECD sees incremental progress in latest green growth report

Chris Hopkins - Green Economy Coalition

Released last week, the OECD’s latest green growth report, “Towards Green Growth? Tracking Progress”, outlines progress towards meeting the green growth triad – productivity, inclusivit... Continue reading

July, 2015
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Has China’s green transformation begun?

Sam Geall - China Dialogue

What is China’s position at the climate talks? What does that position mean for the country and for climate? Ask anyone following the UN-led climate negotiations and you will quickly realize these are some of the most keenly watched questions.

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June, 2015
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Laudato Si’: the Pope’s call to action on sustainable development

Sarah Wykes - CAFOD

Encyclicals are letters to the Catholic Church outlining the thinking of the Pope and in this case of the Bishops of the world. They do not normally generate global media interest and get leaked ahead of time. But like so much done by Pope Francis, this encyclical bucks the trend.

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May, 2015
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Are our Oceans worth $24 Trillion?

Green Economy Coalition

Our oceans are worth at least $24 trillion, according to a new WWF report Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action—2015. And goods and services from coastal and marine environ... Continue reading

May, 2015
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BRICS discuss road map towards green economies

Green Economy Coalition

"The political importance of the BRICS countries, both as a group and each country in its own right, is increasing.... Continue reading

April, 2015
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Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

Green Economy Coalition

To avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, the world needs to move beyond the standard choices of capitalism or socialism. That’s the conclusion of a new report release... Continue reading

April, 2015
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UK Election: Environmental priorities for 2015

Lauren Peacock - Green Economy Coalition

On May 7th 2015, the United Kingdom goes to the polls to elect a brand new government. The competing political parties' environmental policies haven't seen the prominence the GEC feels they deserve, but the Greener B... Continue reading

March, 2015
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Green and inclusive growth can be China's new normal, OECD

Chris Hopkins - Green Economy Coalition

China’s idea of green economy is becoming clearer and gathering momentum, as the GEC reported earlier this month, but the Continue reading

March, 2015
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What role can sustainable fashion play in the green economy?

Lauren Peacock - Green Economy Coalition

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) strives to promote a green economy through collaborating with industry, in order to encourage the greening of high impact sectors. One high impact sector which has far reach and attracts lots of attention is the fashion industry.

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March, 2015
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Why population matters to Green Economy

Simon Ross - Population Matters

Economics deals with the large and the small. The world economy is summarized in global GDP, but is dependent on billions of individual decisions. So it is with population. When we die, where we live, how many children we have: these are all personal to each individual. And yet, in the last fifty... Continue reading