Greening the Economy

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Beyond Paris: avoiding the trap of carbon metrics

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.
By Lili Fuhr, Camila Moreno, Daniel Speich Chassé

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

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. 

Fracking Tour 2015 Storify

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.

Breaking Free From What Was

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."

By Dieter Janecek

Not All That Glitters: Nigeria's Bitumen Story.

As conventional oil reserves decline, international oil companies are increasingly turning their attention towards unconventional oils. Armsfree Ajanaku travelled to Ondo state communities situated along the bitumen belt of Nigeria to try and understand the people’s perception about the bitumen under their feet and their aspiration for development. He describes his experience in an article published through our partner office in Nigeria.

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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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