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Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

At its core, economics is about using scarce resources smartly to maximize the production of desired outcomes. 2013). 2013). References.

The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Thursday, March 19, 2009 The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

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The Nordstrom Way: The K-Selected Model of Doing Business

The Alien Next Door

Labels: customer service , ecology and economics , k-selected , K-strategists , new economic models , Nordstrom , r-selected Stumble It!

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West Bank and Gaza’s Economic Growth Isn’t Sustainable

Green Prophet

percent and a staggering 71 percent of the population benefited from some form of social assistance in 2009.”. percent last year.

World Habitat Day, Monday, October 5, 2009

Green (Living) Review

further states that both developed and developing countries, cities and towns are increasingly feeling the effects of climate change, resource depletion, food insecurity, population growth and economic instability. The United Nations has designated the first Monday each October as World Habitat Day. The U.N. by clicking on the link.

Resource Based Economy

The Green Changemakers

All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. What else would a resource-based economy mean?

Big Clean Energy News Just Keeps Coming: "Solar is Most Economical Option," Says Energy CEO

Sierra Club Compass

Wind prices, for example, are down 50 percent since 2009. The cost of solar panels is down 80 percent since 2008. Need more?

People First Economics

The Green Changemakers

Elinor Ostrom inspired chapter in People First Economics book Toxic debt, rising job losses, collapsing commodity prices and expanding poverty.

Core Services Reduces Its Impact on the Environment and Its Use of Natural Resources

Green (Living) Review

June 2009: Core Services Corporation (“Core Services”), an Oracle Certified Partner, has taken steps to minimize the environmental impact of its data centers’ heating and cooling systems and plans to integrate additional green practices into future data centers. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) MORRISTOWN, N.J.,

"Crazy Climate Economics"

Environmental Economics

Paul Krugman: What do I mean by crazy climate economics? But when House Democrats actually passed a cap-and-trade bill in 2009, it was attacked as, you guessed it, Marxist. First, we’ll see any effort to limit pollution denounced as a tyrannical act. Pollution wasn’t always a deeply partisan issue: Economists in the George W.  

The Controversy Surrounding Fracking Part II

Environmental News Network

Economic growth. The number of drillers that have flocked to these areas have added significant economic value. Lower natural gas rates.

Elinor Ostrom has transformed economics.

The Green Changemakers

Ecosocialism or muerte! I was amazed to find that Elinor Ostrom, a 76-year-old professor, had won the Nobel Prize for economics. Consume less.

North Carolina Moves to Toss Out Regulators | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

2009 December. Inspiring, relevant, smart audiobooks: sustainability, progressive economics, health, engaging fiction. Skip to Content.

Sustainable Transport Resources

The Green Changemakers

GTZ's Sustainable Transport Sourcebook , Training Documents , Technical Documents developed by GTZ-SUTP and also the Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide and Cycling-inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook For more information on the Sourcebook please click here Note: Registered users please click on the respective language to download the modules.

A presidential candidate that doesn't make me even a little uncomfortable

Environmental Economics

Newell named next president of RFF: Resources for the Future (RFF) today announced the appointment of Richard G. From 2009–2011, Dr. Newell served by presidential appointment as Administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis. Richard G.

Water Education Resources

The Green Changemakers

[link] [link] In support of EE Week's 2009 Be Water Wise! theme, we bring you these additional resources to assist in teaching and learning about water. Visit the Curricula Library for lesson plans on water and the Water Quality Testing page for resources on conducting water quality tests with your students. P.O.V.'s

Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

Green Prophet

Water scarcity has already become a fact of daily life for Egyptians. Some of these solutions are not new. Factbox. Rainwater harvesting.

Teaching Economics As If People Mattered

The Green Changemakers

[link] Defining Economics How do you define economics? How does the economy relate to our lives and what's the difference between democracy as a political system and capitalism as an economic system? What changes have families seen in their economic condition between 1976 and today? What's it all about? Absolutely!

In Search of a New Paradigm—Part 1: Is Our Love Affair with.

The Alien Next Door

Wolff asserted that a political democracy cannot be sustained without an economic democracy underpinning it. The kiss never lies. Pianka, E. R.

Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

It then climbed to 915 million in 2008 and jumped to over 1 billion in 2009. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plan B 4.0: Lester R.

The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review

The Green Changemakers

ISBN: 978-971-561-788-8 Publication Date: April 2009 In stock This report provides a review of the economics of climate change in the Southeast Asian region. Economic and Social Development C. Land Use and Natural Resources D. Adaptation Options and Practices in the Water Resources Sector D. About This Study D.

Urban Research Symposium 2009

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pdf) ( presentation - pdf) André Meunié, Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France; Guillaume Pouyanne Climate change and urban economic development: A CGE analysis (pdf) ( presentation - pdf) Fabio Grazi, CIRED, France; Henri Waisman Does climate change make industrialization an obsolete development strategy for cities in the South?

Pope says neglect of environment as great a threat as terrorism

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) VATICAN CITY, December 2009: Neglect of the natural environment is as great a threat to peace and prosperity as global terrorism, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI said in his most extensive ecological statement to date, released by the Vatican on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.

TIMELINE: Shell's Year of Arctic Screwups | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Its a potential gold mine for the company— up to a fifth of the worlds untapped oil resources are in the Arctic. 2009 December.

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Green (Living) Review

Economic and social progress has lifted nearly 250,000,000 people out of poverty in Asia but poverty rates in Africa lag, with the region unlikely to meet the MDG of halving extreme poverty by 2015. Climate change highlights the interaction between economic development, environmental degradation and social inequity.

A 1.5 year update

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Dont be intimidated by the economics angle. the Environmental Economics blog. blog).

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Green (Living) Review

Environmental damage to air, water and land continues to be caused by the unregulated exploitation of natural resources, land mines and unexploded munitions, movement of heavy artillery and troops, chemical and oil spills, fires, and displaced people. Nothing, unfortunately, is being done in this regard.


Green (Living) Review

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) supports the UN’s World Habitat Day 2009, which is raising awareness of the need to improve urban planning to deal with the major challenges of the twenty first century. Many nations aspire to higher living standards, more economic growth and more consumption.


Green (Living) Review

The current destruction is driven by habitat loss, over-exploitation of resources, invasive species and pollution. There must be an end to the presumption that economic growth is essential for a successful society, with environmental health and societal wellbeing afforded greater status in this respect.


Green (Living) Review

Because of concerns over the disposal of radioactive waste, the wider carbon emissions of uranium extraction and processing, and a lack of clarity regarding the availability of economically extractable uranium reserves, the CIWEM does not support Ed Miliband's statement that nuclear power is a “proven, reliable source of low carbon energy.”


Civil Society Denounces US Bullying Tactics & Backroom Deals

Green (Living) Review

"At the present, before the end of the final plenary, the draft Copenhagen Accord sets dangerously low emissions targets and provides too few resources to stop the unfolding climate catastrophe gripping the planet," said Professor Michael Dorsey with the Climate Justice Now! "For the U.S., Network. Far from it.

Chernobyl-blighted land to be used for biofuel crops

Green (Living) Review

Belarus Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov said: "Belarus depends on imports of energy resources, which is why we invest considerable effort in building up technologies which can work on local and renewable energy sources. "The benefits will be economic, of course, but above all they will be social and environmental."

Activists to target Danish Ministry of Defense to highlight fate of climate refugees

Green (Living) Review

This protest comes at a time when global economic policies and war are causing mass global displacement, while the effects of climate change will be a major cause of further mass migration from the poorest regions of the earth, on a scale we have never seen. No Climate Refugees!” Day of Action.


Green (Living) Review

CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 2009 : The first annual, entirely student-organized MIT Sustainability Summit, titled “Discovering New Dimensions for Growth,” will be held on Friday, April 24 in MIT's Walker Memorial building, as the conclusion of MIT’s Earth Week celebration. How do we measure the success of our sustainability practices?

Forests and not biomass needed in fight against Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

The UK’s accessible offshore wind resource is potentially among the greatest in the world and we also has very significant tidal and wave resources. Instead we seem set to pillage our forests to feed our hunger for economic development, with little regard for the value they provide in the fight against climate change.

Green Issues Will Rise To The Top Of The Agenda Again

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith In today’s economic climate, some companies may see ‘green’ issues as something to put on the back burner. The economic climate has taken over headlines for the time being…but very soon green issues will rise to the top of the agenda again,” said Sally.

Bill on Renewable Energy Omits Huge Source

Green (Living) Review

Unemployed loggers all over the country could have a future in sustainably gathering and selling tons of clean-burning woody biomass to power plants were it not for the fine print in The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 that's now under consideration in the House of Representatives. Throughout the U.S.,

Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

Green (Living) Review

The British Wind Energy association (BWEA) has said this is the latest in a long line of reports to show that, despite having the best wind resources in Europe, the UK is failing to cash in on a potential boom area. It also may risk incurring problems with those that have set the legally binding targets. We only have this one Earth.

One Hundred-Day Countdown to WILD9

Green (Living) Review

Other topics include freshwater, biodiversity, wildfires, trans-boundary conservation and corridors, conservation economics, marine ecosystems, and traditional peoples’ connection to nature. These themes will guide plenary sessions, break out sessions, workshops, local excursions, and cultural events and celebrations. Source: Mad-Promotions

Reducing CO2 to cool the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Reduction in consumption is a must to reduce CO2 emissions as well as the exploitation of so many resources. That is, however, a false economic growth, one based solely on people needing to replace things because they cannot be repaired. But that is not the first step to take. That is the easiest way. So, what to do?