World Resources are Running Out Fast

The predicted sea-level rise by 2100 keeps going up:   SEA levels will rise higher and faster than the United Nations predicted just four years ago, a major international study has found. The new data suggests that, on average, the seas will rise by up to 1.6 metres by the year 2100 – a finding […]

The World this week

10 links from the international development world this week The World Bank has launched a map which visually tracks its projects and funding in a bid to better monitor impact and improve transparency. ·         The latest buzz is really focusing on aid transparency (thank you Wikileaks!), and this article by Owen Barder is a good […]

Reshaping the Environmental Lexicon The Power of Language in Environment Issues

As any psychologist will tell you, the use of Language really is important. It’s power is often grossly under-estimated.  “Cap and trade” or “pollution reduction refund”? “Global warming” or “our deteriorating atmosphere”? Environmental action groups are proposing new messaging techniques to build public support for their causes. This line of thought was kicked off by […]

Carbon Tax compensation for industry unjustified

The Australia Institute released a policy discussion paper showing how most of the industry compensation on the table is unjustified. These companies are asking for even more exemptions than what’s being flagged. You can watch an interview with the author here (fast forward to 28:33): You can download the paper here: Finally, here’s […]

We are yet to price, supply and use water, or trees efficiently

Until we are able to put a price on not just carbon, but on trees, and water and food- entrepreneurs and governments will not turn their hands sufficiently to saving our civilisation. Our planet is covered with water, but we are yet to price, supply and use it efficiently, writes Rebecca Gill Below FIrst […]