economic growth

Transition To A Green Economy In Africa

Responding to a strong perceived demand from governments for current information about a green economy Africa, the United Nations Environment Program reported Thursday from Nairobi on the power of green investments in the nations of Africa. Says one international expert in green economics, “The list of successful examples of green investments … [continued]

GDP, energy consumption, 
and CO2 emissions in China (recasturumqi.azurewebsites.net)

China’s 21st Century Dilemma: Development and Carbon Emissions

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” That’s the paradox gripping China, the world’s most populous nation. A new seven-year study by researchers from the University of East Anglia relates China’s carbon dioxide emissions to the country’s accelerating economic growth. The results, published today in Nature Climate Change, illustrate … [continued]

Tesla's war between the states for the Gigafactory (Tesla)

Is Tesla Overreaching With Gigafactory Tactics?

Tesla Motors announced big plans earlier this year. Though the agreement is not public, Panasonic is also involved: it plans to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells Tesla uses to build battery packs to power electric cars. Specifically, said Sebastian Blanco of Autoblog Green in June, batteries from Tesla’s announced Gigafactory … [continued]

2% of Global GDP Invested in 10 Sectors — Result: A ‘Green Global Economy’

Directing “just 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors would kick-start” the global transition to a more sustainable, ‘Green Economy,’ according to a UN Environmental Program report. All the elements to enact a transition to a “low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive global economic model” are here now, and businesses and governments are already promoting and fostering greater investments in 10 key sectors UNEP has singled out: agriculture, energy, buildings, water, forestry, fisheries, manufacturing, waste, tourism and transport.

$500 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies; Removing Them Would Boost Growth & Revenues, Reduce Greenhouse…

The OECD and IEA are urging global leaders to do more to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, which they say will boost growth, job creation and revenues while mitigating climate change. In a groundbreaking report, the OECD detaisl fossil fuel subsidies around the world, highlighting the key elements of strategies that some governments are using to remove them.

Countries with ‘TLC’ Climate Policies Gain Competitive Edge in Economic, Jobs Growth

Countries building TLC – transparency, longevity and certainty – into strong climate change policy frameworks are gaining a competitive advantage over countries that aren’t, according to a new study from DB Climate Change Advisors. China and Germany have emerged as global leaders, while the US continues to lag, and may even lose ground, at least at the federal level.