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Valuing Nature (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / 2012 UNEP argues that nature is not taken into account by policy makers and the private sector. The way to change this is to acknowledge that economic activity and human well-being depend on nature for ecosystem services such as […]

Achim Steiner on green economy and sustainable development (UNEP)

Achim Steiner 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 […]

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

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 […]

Putting a price on the real value of nature (Pavan Sukdev)

Pavan Sukhdev

Interview with Pavan Sukdev / Yale Environment 360 / January 2012 Economist Pavan Sukdev led the international study into the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB). In this interview he argues nature’s importance is currently invisible and that it’s time to value it. Instead of continuing with […]

Maps, tools and infographics

Maps, tools and infographics

 Global population The size of it – How the world’s population has changed (The Economist) click here       Mapping initiatives Green economy policies, practices and initiatives (United Nations) click here       The Global Transition to a new economy: Mapping a green and […]

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