South Korea’s All-New Tax on Coal Exports

Sightline Daily

South Korean flag Image by Nudimmud used under CC BY-SA 3.0 South Korea’s new tax on coal imports, under discussion for over a year and announced this past January , went into effect today.

With Economic Rise, Green Power Rises In Indonesia

Eco Friendly Daily

“If I had enough time, I would be meeting investors every day”, he said in an interview at his office in south Jakarta, where a white board displayed his many appointments for the day. Now, investors from the United States, Japan, Europe, South Korea and China hanker for appointments.

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Vitamin D-deficient Patients Twice As Likely To Develop Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Green Prophet

The study drew upon data from hospitals in China, France, Italy, South Korea, and the United States. Eggs are another good source, as well as wonderfully economical.

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I'm not a scientist but Chile might implement a carbon tax

Environmental Economics

South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016. And yet, for environmentalists, a sliver of hope exists in the shape of Chile, one of Latin America’s fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America.

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Better Growth, Better Climate

The Green Changemakers

One of the most critical and urgent challenges facing countries today is achieving economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change. Climate-change Economics Economy

UN To Create New Panel On Biodiversity

Eco Friendly Daily

In a recent UN meeting in Busan, South Korea, over 230 different delegates from 85 countries agreed to creating such a branch of the UN. In 2005, the United Nation’s published their Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Towards Amsterdam Sharing City – Interview with Pieter van de Glind and Harmen van Sprang

Green (Living) Review

They work together with the city’s Economic Board, among a broad range of other local stakeholders, to make Amsterdam the first official “Sharing City” in Europe, following international examples like Seoul in South Korea and San Francisco in the US ( BayShare ).

2014 144

Water Shortages Force Countries Outside Their Borders

Eco Friendly Daily

Waster shortages are becoming not only an environmental danger but economic and survival dangers. Saudi Arabia wishes to grow crops in the Horn of Africa or Pakistan, China wants to grow crops in Southern Africa and South Korea is looking to grow crops in Madagascar.

"Making climate agreements work"

Environmental Economics

However, cap-and-trade policies have spread round the world, to California, South Korea and parts of China for carbon-dioxide emissions as they had done for other pollutants, suggesting their implementation is a practical possibility. There is no perfect solution to climate change that wraps economic efficiency in a politically convenient package.

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

Green Home Blog

Eliot), is the culmination of previous and equally ineffective climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark (2009), Cancun, Mexico (2010) and Durban, South Africa (2011). How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012.

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How Will Businesses Be Structured in the Future?

Green (Living) Review

It describes a future in which significant changes and mutations will continue to take place in the economic world in general; and therefore, in the organization and company environment in particular. 2012 is the UN International Year for Cooperatives.

2012 141

The Rise of Permaculture in Malawi


When all this is done, the benefits that come out of it include sustainable living, better food of high nutrition value, medicinal and economic value, diet diversity, transfer of skills and knowledge, empowerment, educational and learning tools, and most importantly reduction of land degradation.

Disputing a Study on Coal Exports and Climate

Sightline Daily

The study purports to show that, under certain assumptions, exporting coal to Korea will reduce the amount of CO 2 emitted per megawatt-hour of power produced globally. ” The “business as usual” scenario makes absolutely no economic sense.

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Another tribute to Jim Kirkley

Environmental Economics

  Jim Kirkley will be remembered as one of the most influential economists of his generation for his contributions to United States fisheries policies, and his ground breaking studies of fishing vessel economics, particularly multispecies harvesting, productivity, efficiency and capacity. in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland in 1985. His publication track spanned everything from VIMS research reports to widely respected economics journals.

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World’s First All-Women City Coming to Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

’” She foresees a future where these Saudi women “will be South Korea to their male counterparts’ North.”. Critics envisage that the project will either fail economically, or succeed both fiscally and in further segregating women from free public living.

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


Eco-forestry is a restorative method of forest management, which is not based on economic productivity. Similarly successful was South Korea’s reforestation program that has managed to nearly double the country’s forest cover from 35 to 64 percent since 1950s [13].

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Green (Living) Review

The countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Do the Three Rs Mean?


Our collective economic model is based on eternal growth and expansion, which leads to endless depletion of resources and the degradation of the natural environment. Reduce, reuse and recycle is a battle. cry for a new age of environmental awareness.

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The Main Causes of Land Pollution


The health-promoting practice of drinking in nature in Japan is a cornerstone of healing therapies in Japan and South Korea, where it is known as “forest bathing” [5]. Have you ever thought about what will. the world look like in 100 years? Will it look better than it looks today?

2018 87

Cancun – How to be an optimist in a pessimist's world

Green (Living) Review

Alan AtKisson outlines the seriousness of our global environmental problems - and makes the case for optimism Free public lecture by Alan AtKisson at London School of Economics 23rd Nov 2010 - details here.

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The Great Seal Controversy

Eco Friendly Daily

As for seal meat, blubber, and oil, South Korea, Japan, China, and the US have been the main importers. It is an industry in a region with few other economic alternatives. Then there is the question of economic feasibility.

Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

Nature Conservancy - Science

Once harvested, dipterocarp logs make their way downriver to a processing station, where they’re transformed into high-quality plywood and veneer bound for markets in Japan and South Korea.

Why the Sharing Economy is a Big Opportunity for Cities

The Green Changemakers

We might learn the most from Seoul, South Korea, where Mayor Park has kicked off an impressive initiative, “Seoul, The Sharing City.” South Korea has the highest suicide rate in the 30 OECD countries.

Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice

The Green Changemakers

Studies of life satisfaction can now compare regular polling data from many countries, making it easier to understand how economic and policy decisions impact national happiness. Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make.

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Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

It's capped by the Columbia River, which winds past the hipsters in Portland en route to the sea, often carrying schools of the salmon that have long been an economic staple for locals. Inspiring, relevant, smart audiobooks: sustainability, progressive economics, health, engaging fiction.

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Experts at US-Arab Policy Conference debate Mideast’s future as global energy supplier

Green Prophet

For decades, they squandered the opportunity to use oil wealth to modernize their societies and train their populations for future global economic competition. Soon after, it awarded a consortium led by Korea Electric Power Co. How relevant will OPEC be 10 years from now?

For Valentine's Day Weekend 2013: Witches, Zombies, Nicholas.

Mother Jones

a new romantic fantasy about a young human boy falling head over heels for a young female witch in rural South Carolina. (In Inspiring, relevant, smart audiobooks: sustainability, progressive economics, health, engaging fiction. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones.

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Four Carbon Pricing Pitfalls to Avoid

Sightline Daily

The market has operated for nearly a decade with no market manipulation and no deleterious economic impacts, and it is on track to reduce pollution 21 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

2014 86

Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

Green Blog

As of May 2012, after two new reactor connections in South Korea and two permanent U.K. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved construction permits for four 1,100-megawatt reactors at two existing nuclear plants in the southeastern states of Georgia and South Carolina, the first permits for new plants since 1978.

Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

It took the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression to lower grain prices.” In response, the more affluent ones such as Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea are leasing and buying large tracts of land in developing countries on which to grow food for themselves.”

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Reflections on Sumak Kawsay (good living) and theories of development

The Green Changemakers

This reflection is essential to move on, if not setting aside the debate on human possibilities, at least limiting them, from two concepts so strong that mere criticism or questioning of them at all is a feat, i.e. the concepts of « development » (as a teleology of history), and the concept of « economic growth » (as the prevalence of economics over politics and society).

2010 57

The Life and Death of Urban Highways

The Green Changemakers

Five are showcased in this report: Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seoul, South Korea; and Bogotá, Colombia. These cities demonstrate the social, economic, and environmental benefits of removal or of reinvesting in other options and opportunities. Download this document and view it on your favorite reader.

"Trump's solar tariffs" are likely being oversold

Environmental Economics

In a 2011 survey of AEA members , only 5% disagree with the statement: "Tariffs and import quotas usually reduce general economic welfare."   Economists don't like tariffs.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) has projected that Australia’s black coal exports will increase at an average rate of 2.6% “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

The sharing economy: a short introduction to its political evolution

The Green Changemakers

There is no doubt that the emergent paradigm of sharing resources is set to expand and further flourish in coming years, especially in the face of continuing economic recession, government austerity and environmental concerns.

2013 52

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

However it is possible to quantitate the Climate Debt incurred by profligate high polluters such as the US Alliance countries and the Climate Credit allowing low polluters to advance economically on a path to eventual zero emissions in circa 2050. Global Warming Australia Carbon Credit Analysis climate change climate conference Climate Creditor climate debt climate science COP17 Copenhagen Durban North South

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

However these same countries have no problem with continuing to run up huge national debts, with demanding debt repayment by vulnerable countries (as in the current Eurozone crisis) or with crippling Third World countries with massive debt (for a damning account read John Perkins’ “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”). Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.

The Next Decade's Top Sustainability Trends

The Green Changemakers

In 2007-2008, rapidly rising oil prices helped trigger a deep world recession; during the next decade oil may set off a chain of economic and civil events that could be far more severe. Existing cities in Latin America (Havana, Cuba--pictured above--and Quito, Ecuador), Africa (Dar Es Salam, Tanzania; Kampala, Uganda) and Asia (Seoul, South Korea), have produced significant quantities of produce or aquaculture within their city limits.

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Sustainable Agriculture and Industrial Ecology

The Green Changemakers

This transformation will require interdisciplinary coordination among many fields of research and practice -- technical, economic, social, political, and ecological. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol 2, Number 3-4, Summer-Fall 2003 [link] Meeting global needs for food and fiber is a complex challenge baloon root, grown in China's Shandong Province for export to South Korea Populations are still growing, steeply in many regions. [link] Why "Industrial" Ecology for Farming?

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A New Way of Living

The Green Changemakers

Taking out Clinton's total increase in debt from the total ($1,263 trillion) leaves $5,980 trillion or 72% of total outstanding US debt resulting from Republican's economic policies.” In addition, perhaps half of the people of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States are in the consumer class as are about one fifth of the people in Latin America, South Africa, and the newly industrializing countries of Asia, such as South Korea.

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