User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-National
Category: Development :: Sustainable Development
Last updated: Jan 17 2018 21:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,367    
How to Achieve Zero Emissions With a Green New Deal, Even if the Federal Government Won't Help 17.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) It's obvious that we can't expect anything good on climate change to come out of the Trump administration, but we also can't afford to wait, says economist Robert Pollin. Two recent studies produced by Pollin and his colleagues for New York and Washington states offer a path for states to make a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy while creating thousands of new jobs. The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! With Donald Trump in the White House, the prospects for fighting climate change have never been any bleaker in the US. Yet there are options available to state governments to move forward with the greening of the economy even without federal support. This point is made crystal clear in  two studies  produced recently by economist Robert Pollin and some of his colleagues at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at ...
Also found in: [+]
Green jobs are still (mostly) promising 16.1.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Industry experts remain hopeful and excited about the green jobs market — yes, despite what you hear from Washington.
Also found in: [+]
New Jersey’s $40 billion investment opportunity that no one is talking about 8.12.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Jersey’s $40 billion investment opportunity that no one is talking about
Also found in: [+]
Why the world's largest pork producer is breaking new sustainability barriers 30.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tom Murray At Environmental Defense Fund, we believe that environmental progress and economic growth can and must go hand in hand. EDF+Business works with leading companies and investors to raise the bar for corporate sustainability leadership  by setting aggressive, science-based goals; collaborating for scale across industries and global supply chains; and publicly supporting smart environmental safeguards. This is the second in a series of interviews exploring trends in sustainability leadership as part of our effort to pave the way to a thriving economy and a healthy environment. As head of the Smithfield Foods’ sustainability program, Stewart Leeth focuses on animal welfare, employee relations, environmental stewardship, food safety and quality, and community development. EDF has been collaborating with Smithfield for several years now to help farmers optimize fertilizer applications to grow grain for animal feed – and I’m inspired to see the progress that has been made in this arena. But I think ...
Also found in: [+]
Toward Car-Free Cities: Beijing Seeks an Inroad to Sustainable Transport 30.11.2017 THE CITY FIX
“Toward Car-Free Cities,” a blog series by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Urban Mobility Team, explores the challenges and opportunities for Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies. TDM focuses on reducing the demand for private vehicles through combining public policy ...
Also found in: [+]
An Entrepreneur With Autism Finds His Own Path 27.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
For Chris Tidmarsh, the key is building a support network to help execute his vision
Also found in: [+]
Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
Also found in: [+]
Scenes from the green room: Playwrights on why they thrive in TV 17.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
More than 24 playwrights who also work in TV hang out with The Times in a series of photo shoots and talk about the art of writing, and how balancing a life between stage and screen is a near-impossible challenge that they will never give up on.
Also found in: [+]
To solve global challenges, entrepreneurs can deliver 13.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

By the end of the year, more than 201 million people will be unemployed globally—around 3.4 million more than in 2016. The unemployed, often pushed to the margins of society, face barriers to long-term success, which can contribute to hunger and poverty. In turn, those conditions can fuel nationalism,...

Also found in: [+]
Emerging sustainability leaders envision breakthroughs 24.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Business sustainability can be a tight-knit circle, but these young professionals made connections at VERGE toward a more inclusive future.
Also found in: [+]
Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field 19.10.2017 AP Washington
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies....
Also found in: [+]
First Nations-led renewable energy generation in B.C. offers promising path forward 18.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Eryn Fitzgerald Judith (Kekinusuqs) Sayers These are exciting times in British Columbia for those interested in building sustainable, just and climate-friendly energy systems. The recent change in government could mean a shift away from a corporate agenda driven by the needs of a massively energy-intensive fracking and LNG industry towards one that prioritizes action on climate change, First Nations' self-determination and community-scale economic development. Indeed, First Nations-led renewable energy generation offers a promising path forward for each of these. The momentum that First Nations have already built in this area, combined with developments in renewable energy technology, means they are well-positioned to be leaders in B.C.'s transition to a sustainable energy system. We recently completed a province-wide  survey  of First Nations' involvement in the renewable energy sector, which turned up some provocative results. The survey was sent to all 203 First Nations in the province, and received a ...
Also found in: [+]
Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals 16.10.2017 WRI Stories
Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals Comments|Add Comment|PrintHamar cattle, Demeka, Ethiopia. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr This summer, Ethiopia was once again named the fastest growing global economy. Over the past two decades, this country—home to over 100 million people – has experienced rapid and impressive economic growth. This has driven real change: just 17 years ago, 56 percent of Ethiopians lived on an equivalent of less than $1.25 a day, but by 2011, that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Also found in: [+]
6 things to keep in mind when applying the SDGs 4.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Advice for making the Global Globals tangible for businesses.
Also found in: [+]
The Daily 202: Putting Tom Price’s charter flights in perspective 29.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Is this a distraction from what should be the bigger scandals?
Also found in: [+]
NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton answers your questions on babble 27.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
babblers Niki Ashton At rabble.ca we're excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble. Here's how it works: our babble moderator, Meg Borthwick, solicits questions from our readers. The best of those questions are sent to the candidates' teams. On the day of the Q&A we open a thread to host the event, where questions are posted one at a time, and the candidate posts their answer to each of them. On September 26, we hosted our first Q&A with leadership candidate Niki Ashton. Here we bring you her full babble interview, featuring the top questions submitted by you, our readers. Watch for upcoming opportunities to contribute to Q&As with NDP leadership candidates on babble . cco: Do you feel that the NDP and the left in general have been trapped by the "jobs" discourse in campaigning? No politician wants to campaign against jobs, but many of these jobs (like coal and asbestos mining) are awful, dangerous to the people who work at them, and ...
Also found in: [+]
The sustainability movement confronts its 'lean in' moment 25.9.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's time to think more about diversity and social inclusions, from the inside out.
Also found in: [+]
ROE (Return on Environment) is the new ROI: how sustainability drives business success 20.9.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tom Murray Comparing the themes of Climate Week 2016 versus 2017 provides a telling picture of the state of climate affairs. “America Means Business: US Leadership in a post-Paris World” was last year’s focus, while this year is all about three words: “Innovation. Jobs. Prosperity.” It has been a remarkable year for climate action – in the absence of federal oversight and leadership, we’ve seen a major shift towards city, state and business leaders becoming the standard-bearers for the environment and the economy. With the release of Fortune’s Change the World list , it is obvious that the bar for corporate leadership has been raised even further. Companies that previously stayed mute on environmental and social issues now speak out; not as an anomaly but as a defining factor of their business. The expectations of today’s stakeholders – investors, employees, consumers, communities – demand a higher, more visionary level of sustainability leadership. Corporate leaders who put their money, and actions, ...
Also found in: [+]
After Irma, There's A Historic Chance To Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals In The Caribbean 20.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We must use this moment of utter devastation as an opportunity to turn toward deliberate strategies of transformation.
Also found in: [+]
RELEASE: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships 20.9.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organizations – will be launched at the United Nations headquarters. NEW YORK CITY (September 20, 2017) — Today, at the UN headquarters, leaders from government, business and civil society will launch... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,367