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India has maintained a very respectable average GDP growth rate of more than 7.5% since 2007, in spite of the recession in 2008 and slowdown in 2011. However, the growth story cannot stop here. The challenge is to further improve it and sustain.
The bigger challenge is to achieve it ensur... Continue reading
The idea of life cycle assessment (LCA) has been around since the 1970s, but companies are only just beginning to tap into its real potential. Companies are realising that publishing environmental impacts for all their products across their whole life cycle (full product transparency) has the pow... Continue reading
Many economists and policy makers now advocate a fundamental shift towards ‘green growth’ as the new, qualitatively-different growth paradigm, based on enhanced material/resource/energy efficiency and drastic changes in the energy mix. But challengers say it is a reductionist approach... Continue reading
Scotland faces a number of challenges at present, quite apart from deciding its constitutional future. These include dealing with the impacts of climate change (such as increased flooding), an on-going recession, and entrenched social problems. However, Scotland is also uniquely poised to take up... Continue reading
Recent analysis has shown the growing importance of low-carbon and environmental industries to the UK economy: they now contribute 8% to GDP and employ almost a million people – more than the motor trade and telecoms combined.
It’s true that green sectors are doing well while ... Continue reading
I start this blog on climate politics as tropical superstorm Sandy expends its fury on the eastern coast of the US. The satellite imagery shows the movement of the gathering storm as it builds and breaks over land, bringing with it massive destruction and massive upheaval in the wealthiest and mo... Continue reading
Los informes sobre los problemas ambientales o la pérdida de biodiversidad no son nuevos. Desde los años 60, ha crecido la información acerca de los impactos ambientales producto de las estrategias de desarrollo convencionales basadas en el crecimiento económico. La cr... Continue reading
Last week at the BioEcon Conference in Cambridge economists from all over the world gathered to share experiences on how to value ecosystem services, and how to incorporate these valuations into decision-making. I joined the workshop as a ‘practicing economist’, working with IIED and ... Continue reading
Many of us often complain about the slow pace of change – the slow trudge towards a green economy – but there are reasons to be excited. So many business plans are getting a real make-over right now.... Continue reading