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Why is it so easy to save the banks – but so hard to save the biosphere?


Agreements to bail out banks happen in days – but despite some good progress at Durban, we still don’t have a legally binding deal to bail out the planet? They bailed out the banks in days. But even deciding to … Continue reading

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Sustainability should be the true measure of US creditworthiness


Had Standard & Poor’s factored in overconsumption of natural resources, the US would have faced a downgrade years ago Standard & Poor’s historic downgrading of the US’s creditworthiness delivers a righteous judgment on the state of American politics. What many … Continue reading

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Investing in greener economy could spur growth: U.N.


NAIROBI (Reuters) – Channeling 2 percent, or $1.3 trillion, of global gross domestic product into greening sectors such as construction, energy and fishing could start a move toward a low-carbon world, a report launched on Monday said. The investment would … Continue reading

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