The Religion of Science: Pope Francis Calls for Environmental Reform.

Elephant Journal

Francis is Latin America's first pope, who took his name from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. He has said that protecting the planet is a morally and ethically.

Unintended consequences of carbon offsets

Environmental Economics

Here is a new example:  But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity. That is because that byproduct has a huge global warming effect. That coolant gas is being phased out under a global treaty, but the effort has been a struggle. It has long been known that pollution abatement subsidies are strongly preferred by polluting business firms.

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The mass media and our environment

Green Blog

What kind of role does our mass media play in how we perceive and react to environmental problems around us? The mainstream media is very global in its scope (just think on CNN as an example) and like any other business its owned by a handful of large transnational corporations, or TNCs.

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Solar PV Demand Rises Sixfold in the Middle East and Africa

Green Prophet

Proponents of environmental reform ( renewable energy , greener economy) are racing against the forces of environmental destruction (fossil fuel industry, global warming ), while the rest of us wait to see which will reach the finish line first.

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Greenpeace Lebanon’s “Generation C”: Young, Connected, and Making a Difference

Green Prophet

Fresh out of college, Campaigner Rayan Makarem has his tasks set: complete the programs launched by the founders of Greenpeace Lebanon while coordinating with the global and regional offices to initiate new Pan Arab campaigns from the only official Greenpeace office in the Arab world.

Ten Principles of the New Environmentalism

The Green Changemakers

There has been a growing change in the way environmental policies, programmes and projects are formulated and implemented. Among the key features of this 'new thining' has been the linking between economic activities and environemntal problems; the need for a multiplicity of actors and actions at various levels to solve these problems; the cross-border, global nature of environmental problems needing actions to be taken at the international level.

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