By Chris Hopkins - Green Economy Coalition – March, 2015
China’s idea of green economy is becoming clearer and gathering momentum, as the GEC reported earlier this month, but the OECD argues that further reform is needed to ensure that future growth is resilient, inclusive and green.
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 years, half a life time for some, human numbers have more than doubled, from three to seven billion.
By Michael Green - The Social Progress Imperative – October, 2013
On Thursday we will receive the report from the United Nations General Assembly meeting that has been running in New York since last week. One of the major agenda items has been defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the world, to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that expire in 2015. Amidst the usual disagreements, ‘inclusive growth’ is one of the big ideas for the SDGs that the world’s leaders seem to agree on. It is an appealing idea but an elusive one.
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