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O novo relatório apresenta políticas-chave e constrói os alicerces para aumentar a prosperidade, reduzir a pobreza e apoiar a sustentabilidade ambiental.
New Report Presents Key Policies and Building Blocks to Unlock Prosperity, Reduce Poverty and Support Environmental Sustainability
How the climate crisis will transform the global economy.
p>The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural
flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle
to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a
“Green Economy,” one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and
economic growth What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there?
President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address setting new goals for America’s energy future.
Here are some of the targets he announced:
By 2035, 80 percent of America’s electricity should come from clean energy;
By 2015, America should have 1 million electric vehicles on the road; and
Last week at the UN Convention on Biodiversity, the World Bank launched a new program that aims to put a value on a country’s ecosystems in the same way a country measures its national income and product accounts, or GNP and GDP.
GDP is no longer the gold standard for measuring a country’s progress.
A few highlights from our TheCityFix DC site-if you’re not reading it regularly, you’re missing out:
LEED Neighborhood Development Wants You to Build More More More: Why doesn’t LEED-ND certify already existing neighborhoods? It’s one more example of green consumerism, or, as I like to call it, eco-narcissism.
Uncovering The Militarized City: D.C.
Global economic recovery plans are green—but not yet green enough.
Leaders of the world’s largest economies are meeting this week in London to take on the daunting task of getting the global economy back on track. By coincidence, international climate negotiators are also meeting this week in Bonn attempting the same for the global climate.