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AUSTRALIA: Emirates: doing business in NSW 22.3.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
The ingredients of big-business operations in NSW were all there: a multinational tourism operator; environmental groups with varying interests; a donation to the NSW Labor Party; the apparent channelling of another donation; a local council decision overturned by the Land and Environment Court; and development approved by the then-Labor Party planning minister, Frank Sartor.
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AUSTRALIA: Class, not national solutions, to the economic crisis 22.3.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
As the economic recession deepens across the globe, the spectres of economic regulation and nationalism, seemingly slain by the prophets of globalisation and free trade, have risen again.
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AUSTRALIA: What alternatives to the CPRS? 22.3.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Climate activists have been campaigning against the government’s so-called Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) long before the exposure legislation was tabled in parliament on March 10.
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How to Pay for a Global Climate Deal 21.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

The G-20 summit convening in London on April 2 is preparing to create a quarter trillion dollars of brand new stimulus money to help poor countries battle the global recession.

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1% of World's Wealth Could Fund Global Green New Deal 20.3.2009 ENS
1% of World's Wealth Could Fund Global Green New Deal
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California Governor Launches 'Green Corps' to Train At-Risk Youths for Green-Collar Jobs 17.3.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has created the California Green Corps, a program to train at-risk young people for technical, construction and other skilled jobs in eco-friendly industries that are expected to help fuel economic recovery.

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California's 'Astronauts of the Green Revolution' 17.3.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2009/2009-03-16-094.asp
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Eco-Patriotism And Stimulating Your Local Economy 14.3.2009 TreeHugger
Siena Farms sells organic produce at Copley Market in Boston. Image credit: Catharine Zink. Every single American has the power to stimulate their local economies: not by spending more, but by supporting local businesses. In economic theory, more local spending translates into less "leakage". This means a greater percent of the money spent actually stays and circulates within the region, supporting more employment, investment, goods and services. Local spending leads to economic multipliers that strengthen the regional economy. Smart local investments also involve long-term benefits, many of them non-monetary. ... ...
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Will China Put the "Eco-" Back Into "Economy"? 14.3.2009 TreeHugger
In slowdown and stimulus, easier breathing? In this economic downturn, few green linings could be as exciting as a cleaner China. It was the recession that Chinese leaders partially credited for helping the country for the first time in 2008. Meanwhile, energy consumption has been on the decline (though it rose for the first time in three months in February), along with the demand for Chinese go... ...
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Obama Needs to Spark a Global Green Deal to Create a Sustainable Economy 13.3.2009 AlterNet
It would be a crash program to jump-start the transition to a global economy that is climate-friendly and climate-resilient.
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Jakada Imani: A Green (and Brown) Voice in the White House 12.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
To have someone from our family advising the White House on how to put America back to work in a new, clean, and green economy brings renewed hope to our movement.
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Green -- as in money 12.3.2009 Gristmill
By Gar Lipow A lot of energy is expended on Grist showing that good environmental policy is good economic policy -- to show that green pays. But it is just as important to show the same thing from the other direction. Economic policy will only pay if includes strong environmental features. Let's look at the current responses to our economic crisis from that perspective. We'll start by comparing what we are doing as compared to what we should be doing, and then move on to explaining the difference. Let's start with the economic stimulus package that was just passed. It was structured on fighting a smaller unemployment rate than we already face, let alone the rate at which unemployment will peak. Those radical leftists in the World Bank are ...
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WERF offers $100,000 for imaginative research 12.3.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
Research provides the power and inspiration to improve the world we live in. It helps us find solutions that can transform communities in ways that were no more than dreams of past generations. In short, research helps us to imagine the possibilities.
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Aparting shots 11.3.2009 Gristmill
By Robert Stavins The January 12, 2009 issue of The New Yorker includes a well-written and in some ways inspiring article by Elizabeth Kolbert, profiling Van Jones, founder and president of Green for All. In the article, " ," Kolbert includes the following passage: When I presented Jones's arguments to Robert Stavins, a professor of business and government at Harvard who studies the economics of environmental regulation, he offered the following analogy: "Let's say I want to have a dinner party. It's important that I cook dinner, and I'd also like to take a shower before the guests arrive. You might think, Well, it would be really efficient for me to cook dinner in the shower. But it turns out that if I try that I'm not going to get very ...
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Tom Weis: America's Wind Power Imperative: A Call to Action 7.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
One of the few bright spots in today's struggling economy, wind power holds the promise of sparking a new economic renaissance for America.
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eBay Launches Green Community, Touts Sustainability of Used and Vintage Goods 5.3.2009 Environmental News Network
The eBay Green Team started over a pizza pie. In 2007, 40 eBay employees got together, driven by a common goal—to make environmental and green issues a priority within the company. Fast forward two years and over 1,000 employees across 18 different countries are currently part of the Green Team. And yesterday marked their official foray into the public sphere with the launch ofeBayGreenTeam.com, a site dedicated to uniting the community—both employees and customers/vendors—around a common dialogue of behavior change.
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Schwarzenegger, Green IT and the Economy on Display at CeBIT 4.3.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Schwarzenegger photo CC-licensed by Flickr user sterlingpr.

At the world's largest tech trade show, green technology is on display, and California's governor urged attendees to see the global recession as an opportunity, not a challenge, in taking green to the next level.

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Eco Groups Fear Opportunity Lost 4.3.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Economic stimulus plans being rolled out across the world could commit countries to rapid growth in greenhouse gas emissions, cancelling some of the green initiatives included within them, analysis has found.

The packages of tax cuts, credits and extra spending have been trumpeted for their environmental credentials by the governments proposing them, but a closer look shows that green spending account for only a small part of the bigger initiatives.

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Joe Knows: Biden's Middle Class Task Force Asks Some Tough Questions About Green Jobs 3.3.2009 Truthout.com

    At the first meeting of the Middle Class Task Force on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden celebrated the progress on a new, green economy kicked off by the stimulus package, and called for continued efforts to create more jobs that "keep up with 21st century needs and lower energy costs." But his cabinet members also came with some tough questions about what it will take to create good, green jobs.

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Youth Find Hope in Economic Climate Shift 3.3.2009 Truthout.com

    An estimated 10,000 young people descended on Washington over the weekend to press lawmakers to take action on climate change and to support the burgeoning green economy. The four-day conference known as Powershift 09 culminates today with a keynote address by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a day of lobbying Congress members on issues ranging from reducing carbon emissions to creating green jobs.

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