Greening the Economy

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Human Rights Council - Special Meeting  Mahmoud Selman Abbas, President of the State of Palestine during a Special Meeting of the Human Rights Council. 28 october 2015.
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Last week, President Trump hosted Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, for discussions on an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and further economic and security cooperation between the US and the West Bank. What can we expect from the US administration and how committed are the parties involved in the conflict?

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Instead of changing our economic system to make it fit within the natural limits of the planet, we are redefining nature so that it fits within the economic system.

Coal contributes more to climate change than any other energy source. It is therefore of utmost importance that the world finds ways by which to tame King Coal, especially as international climate negotiations get underway in Paris later this month. The Coal Atlas - a joint publication by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Friends of the Earth International - highlights new facts and figures on the state of the global coal industry. 

The transformation of economic growth towards a lower dependency on fossil fuels and related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is essential for the feasibility of a successful global climate strategy. A study by DIW Econ.

An international delegation of energy experts, policy makers and media from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, and South Africa visited Washington DC, Pennsylvania and New York on September 7-12, to witness fracking’s effect on local economies in the US as the discussion on fracking heats up in their respective countries.

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The willingness to make the switch to sustainable economic activity exists in companies and society, but the framework is missing: the case for green "Ordoliberalism."

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Intro

The financial crisis, climate change, scarce resources and social injustice all point to the same conclusion that societies need to reevaluate how to grow in a more sustainable manner. Efficient, low-carbon technologies and intelligent material cycles can spur important shifts in our energy production, transportation and urban development that will secure the prosperity of the global population while conserving our natural resources. We provide a strategic vision on how societies can challenge conservative theories on economic growth and instead embark on a path of smart green growth.

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