21 countries from Austria to the United States have cut their greenhouse gases emissions while growing their economies in the past 15 years. This proves that decoupling economic growth and greenhouse gases emissions is feasible.
If you are fed up with bad news on climate change and how poorly we are acting on the largest threat to the survival of our civilization, please read further. To Reuters : ” Industrialised nations’ greenhouse gas emissions dipped 0.7 percent in 2011 “ A tiny 0.7 percent cut sure isn’t what we need,… Continue reading Industrialised nations cut their emissions
While browsing the people I follow on Twitter I found an interesting study from the Pew Charitable Trust noting that global clean power investments could reach $2.3 trillion by 2020. Yes, that’s 1,750 billion euros ! ” the report extrapolated from 2009 clean energy investments to conclude that such financing could reach US$2.3 trillion globally… Continue reading Global clean power: A $2.3 trillion opportunity
The 20 leading countries in terms of economy – aka the G20 – met today in London and little was said about environmental issues. This is a problem as the Group’s population accounts for 2/3 of the total and 85 percent of the GDP. This appears quite well by reading TreeHugger and George Monbiot’s article… Continue reading On environmental issues at the G20