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The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those businesses. For instance, industrial processes can put pollutants in the air that increase public health costs, but the public, not the p... Continue reading
Humanity’s growing consumption of natural resources and ecological services is testing our planetary boundaries. Total human consumption of renewable natural resources and services is already one and a half times greater than the capacity of the biosphere to supply them. In other words, it ... Continue reading
Few people - including most of the experts pushing for one - have painted a clear picture of what a green economy would include, which is one reason it has been so hard to build enthusiasm for a shift.
Yet it turns out that many parts of the world - including some surprising locales - are... Continue reading
The shift to a green economy is not just about redirecting investment. It is also about changing our financial system architecture so that it builds, rather than undermines, a greener and fairer economy.
Our financial markets are currently guided by short-term goals and an overreliance on... Continue reading
Independent efforts by national governments to finance sustainability are important, but because the biosphere is global, environmental policy must be coordinated globally. Since the world does not have a global government capable of establishing hard law, the Continue reading
This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos has Resilient Dynamism as its watchword. The focus will be on growth that can withstand shocks and sustain, among other things, “affordable supplies of critical natural resources.” Five years of volatile food, mineral, and energy prices ... Continue reading
New York City officials are thinking more about climate resiliency in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. But adaptation — making the city more resilient to intensifying extreme weather — is only one part of an effective strategy.
Mitigating climate change through clean energy ... Continue reading
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