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.

New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

Green Prophet

20, Tzipi Livni’s new party, The Movement, stated that environmental reforms will be key components of their platform in the January 2013 Israeli elections. They propose passing a Basic Law for environmental protection, and a long-term blueprint for the Israeli energy market.

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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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Will Turkey’s New Constitution Include Ecological Protections?

Green Prophet

Turkish environmental journalist Mahmut Boynudelik has proposed a set of fundamental ecological principles to be enshrined in the country’s new constitution. Most environmental reforms in Turkey nowadays pass because someone links their damages to human rights.

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. It has long been known that pollution abatement subsidies are strongly preferred by polluting business firms. They can even lead to increases in pollution as profits encourage entry into the market.

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

Green Prophet

I just graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Masters in Environmental Policy. In another campaign in 2001, Greenpeace exposed the environmental crimes of the Lebanese Chemical Company (LCC) in Selaata.

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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