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How do we make sure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are actually met by 2030? This is one of the many vexed questions facing the SDG drafters as they survey the sometimes patchy progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The discussion on ‘means of implementation&rsq... Continue reading
What opportunities exist for countries at all stages of development for achieving lasting economic prosperity without going down the dangerous road to irreversible climate change? Plenty says Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Re... Continue reading
On 24-26 February 2014, forty individuals representing diverse views including trade unions, business, civil society and policy convened at Wilton Park to discuss ‘Real Green Economies’. Contrary to the macro-economic models and analytical frameworks that have been developed by intern... Continue reading
With the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaching, consultations are taking place globally to draw out insights that can contribute to the “Post-2015 Development Agenda and Framework”. In this context, the SEED Initiative recently took part in the inter... Continue reading
In the run-up to the Rio+20 conference, the emerging ‘green economy’ agenda came under a certain amount of criticism for its downplaying of poverty alleviation and social justice aspects of sustainable development. A year before the conference, Jim Thomas of the ETC Group Continue reading
The risk of climate change is all around us and it’s quite apparent that the most vulnerable in society are bearing the brunt of this risk. Whether you speak to smallholder farmers on the rolling slopes of the Rwenzori mountains in Uganda – where rainfall has reduced by more than 20% ... Continue reading
South African businesses are in a strong position to take advantage of the transition to a green economy.
The green economy can stimulate growth, enhance competitiveness and open new markets, both locally and globally. An abundance of natural resources, predominantly solar and wind, but a... Continue reading