Since the recent, very tangible manifestations of the multiple crises in our economic, environmental, and social systems, there is increasing recognition of the need to change how we do things. This has led to the more regular use of words such as transition, transformation, and eco-innovation, especially in areas of environmental and industrial research but also in economic contexts.

Anthropogenic carbon emissions exemplify modern resource overexploitation. The consumption of 1.2 billion richer humans accounts for some 75% of total emissions. Instead of viewing these consumers as part of the problem, we should persuade them to contribute to the solution.

This report provides an update on the status of investment in clean energy and how the sector has survived the financial crisis. It also provides a critical overview of the various public and private sector financing mechanisms at the national, state and local level that could help unleash further necessary investment.

India plans to revise its GDP by taking into account the environmental fallout of economic activity. (Editorial)

The greening of economic growth series ESCAP, its partners and Asia-Pacific countries have advocated "green growth" as a strategy to achieve sustainable development in the resource-constrained, high-poverty context of the Asian and the Pacific region.

This Policy Brief states that developing countries, although facing considerable costs, can also generate new income if they adapt their development strategies to the requirements of climate change mitigation.

This document addresses development projects' impact on the environment, which may be harmful to communities and ultimately increases poverty and makes people more vulnerable to disasters. It contains an environmental assessment template and describes the six steps involved in completing this assessment, in addition to disaster and climate risk reduction cases.

This report identifies entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem services in Multilateral Development Banks

Policy-makers who factor the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into their national and international investment strategies are likely to see far higher rates of return and stronger economic growth in the 21st century.

Budget 2009-10 is green in parts, but not in totality.

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