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100% Renewable Energy For 139 Nations Detailed In New Stanford Report – Clean Technica – 23/08/2017

Mark Z. Jacobson, the famed professor at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, and 26 of his colleagues have compiled a report that shows exactly how 139 nations could transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 without throwing millions of people out of work.

Source:  Clean Technica, 2017/08/23

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Carbon Pricing and Markets Update: CDM CERs listed on Carbon Trade eXchange – SDG Knowledge Hub – 29/08/2017

UNFCCC CDM carbon credits were listed for trading through a voluntary electronic exchange platform. A study on CDM CER unit supply potential through 2020 found that the estimated potential supply is considerably lower than ex ante reduction estimates in project design documents for the same period. A study on CER supply potential published by the [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The countries most likely to survive climate change in one infographic – Independent – 27/08/2017

The leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet today in Paris for the 20th time to try and come up with a master plan to stave off the global catastrophe ahead.

Source:  Independent, 2017/08/27

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Will Climate Change Destroy the Global Economy? – Niskanen Center – 19/07/2017

Climate change is on course to do a lot of harm to our planet. That is why concerned economists like myself advocate measures that would at least slow the pace of damage and give us more time to adapt.

Source:  Niskanen Center, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Politics aside, it’s all about climate – DW – 19/07/2017

With Trump ditching climate action, mayors across the US are stepping up. Steve Benjamin, co-chair of the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy campaign, told DW how going green is good for people, the planet - and the economy.

Source:  DW, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

60 Countries’ Digital Competitiveness, Indexed – Harvard Business Review – 12/07/2017

We identified many hotspots around the world where these changes are happening rapidly and other spots where momentum has slowed. Two years on, depending on where we live, we continue to move at different speeds toward the digital planet.

Source:  Harvard Business Review, 2017/07/12

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Ultimate Debt Bubble Is Upon Us – Seeking Alpha – 11/07/2017

Since the last economic crisis, the Western World consumer's debt deleveraging has been the only major exception to broad debt accumulation. The only reason we were able to cope in the US and globally is because of the lower interest rates. That trend has now come to an end. While the broad nature of this [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

China could export a recession to everyone else, says ex-IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff – CNBC – 06/07/2017

Former IMF economist Kenneth Rogoff said high debt levels in China were a big concern. China could export a recession, he said

Source:  CNBC, 2017/07/06

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

New Report Finds G20 Nations Still Sending Billions In Public Finance To Fossil Fuels – Huffington Post – 05/07/2017

As world leaders prepare to convene in Hamburg, Germany later this week for the annual G20 summit, it is clear that climate is set to be a key issue. But with the Paris Agreement at the forefront of the world’s stage, how do the energy investments of the G20 countries align with their international climate [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The 23 countries with the highest levels of debt to GDP – Business Insider – 30/06/2017

Debt-to-GDP ratios around the world have increased in recent years as governments take advantage of historically low interest rates to pile up cheap debt before rates inevitably begin to rise.

Source:  Business Insider, 2017/06/30

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |