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(Aly Abou-Sabaa African Development Bank)

Attaching economic values to our ecosystems (RTCC)

Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) climate change TV at Rio+20 / June 2011 Aly Abou-Sabaa from the African Development Bank explains why he believes it is so important to place an economic value on the environment because there is currently over exploitation of the oceans, […]

(Third World Network on green economy)

What does “green economy” actually mean? (Stockholm Resilience)

Interview with Chee Yoke Ling (Co-director Third World Network) / September 2011 In this interview Chee Yoke Ling explains the different perspectives on the green economy ahead of the Rio+20 meeting. She outlines some of the concerns and fears of developing countries. These include that […]

(Green Economy and Sustainable Development Bringing Back the Social UNRISD)

Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social (UNRISD)

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) / December 2011 Different organisations present their diverse perspectives on the green economy at the UNRISD conference “Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the Social Dimension” (2011) including: what the objective of the green economy project is […]

Achim Steiner UNEP

Achim Steiner on green economy and sustainable development (UNEP)

Achim Steiner / United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Steiner argues for a change in economic paradigm towards a green economy. He says we cannot continue with the existing economic model because the world is running out of resources. It’s time […]

Fred Pearce

Beyond Rio’s Disappointment, Finding a Path to the Future (Fred Pearce)

Fred Pearce / Yale Environment 360 / June 2012 Twenty years after the historic Earth Summit Fred Pearce says the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, was a weak decision text with few commitments. Overall there was a lack of political […]

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