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: , , |

Three years to safeguard our climate – Nature – 28/06/2017

Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020.

Source:  Nature, 2017/06/28

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

How climate change will threaten food security of world’s poorest countries – The Independent – 21/06/2017

Some of the world’s poorest countries will be hit hardest as climate change affects marine fisheries all over the world, according to a new study.

Source:  The Independent, 2017/06/21

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

OPEC revenues from oil exports hits 445.7bln – Hellenic Shipping News – 15/06/2017

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expects non-OPEC oil supply to increase by 0.5 million barrels per day in the second half of 2017, as compared to the first half of 2017 to average 58.4 million barrels per day, the cartel said in a monthly oil market report published on June 13.

Source:  Hellenic Shipping [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

World GDP growth projected to be 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018 – – 08/06/2017

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has predicted that the global economy is set to grow 3.5 percent in 2017, followed by an increase to 3.6 percent in 2018 as confidence is increasing and investment and trade are picking up from low levels.

Source:, 2017/06/08

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Global energy consumption growth

BP just published its latest Statistical Review of World Energy. As noted: “Primary energy grew by just 1% (171 mtoe) in 2016, almost half the average rate seen over the previous 10 years. Some of this weakness reflected short-run factors: global GDP grew by just 3% last year, its slowest rate since 2002 – other [...]

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Investors Playing a Key Role in Global Efforts to Combat Climate Change – Morningstar – 08/06/2017

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement may be a setback for the United States as a global leader, but not for global efforts to combat climate change, and investors are playing a key role.

Source:  Morningstar, 2017/06/08

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Trump administration: from climate Scylla to energy Charybdis

It was expected that the Trump administration would not waste time in implementing his campaign promises. In fact, within a few months, a handful of decisions are breaking down regulatory provisions that would have helped the United States meet the energy and climate challenges of the coming decades. Under the guise of restoring optimal conditions [...]

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Ireland named sixth most competitive country in the world – NewsTalk – 01/06/2017

The positive 2017 placing was attributed to Ireland's recent economic performance, strong and consistent inward investment and a high level of business efficiency.

Source:  NewsTalk, 2017/06/01

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Financing climate change solutions – The Guardian – 01/06/2017

Financing climate change solutions is concerned with the process of making finances available for projects geared towards climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, it is imperative to understand the difference between funding and financing for climate change solutions.

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/06/01

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