The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about overshooting the earth’s capacity and what we can do about it
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki
August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it’s not a time to celebrate. As the Earth Overshoot Day website explains, it marks the time when “we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.” That is the definition of unsustainable and means we’re using up the biological capital that should be our children’s legacy. We would require 1.7 Earths to meet our current annual demands sustainably.
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The ECOreport reposts news that Consumer Goods companies pledge to end deforestation
Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk
By Emma Howard
Most members of a trillion dollar alliance of consumer goods companies are failing to establish comprehensive policies to quash deforestation in their supply chains, a new report shows.
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Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
From wildlife “parks” in Botswana, Africa to the Bay-Delta Estuary and the marine waters of California, large conservation NGOs and neoliberal governments are collaborating to violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples under the guise of “conservation.”
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Who should pay for cleaning up the world’s greenhouse gas emissions? Should developing countries help those less developed? Rich Countries vs Poor at Bonn Climate Talks
Originally Published on Clean Technica
by Sandy Dechert
Friday marked the end of the week-long October international climate meeting (11th part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action) in Bonn, a runup to the first global climate change agreement in 18 years this December. As at previous meetings, a struggle between goals of the rich and poor countries dominated the discussion.
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A Testimony of the growing momentum of the transition to a low-carbon economy from Climate Week New York: The Energy Revolution’s Economic Opportunity.
Originally Published on RMI Outlet
By Jules Kortenhorst, CEO or RMI
Yesterday marked the end of the seventh Climate Week NYC. The annual event brings together influential global figures—and new voices—from the worlds of business, government, and society who are leading the low-carbon transition. We live in an exciting time, when more companies and investors are committed to bold climate leadership than at any other time in history. RMI/CWR is proud to be part of Climate Week. We know that the transition to a low-carbon economy is essential, and is the only pathway to long-term sustainable economic growth. Bold climate action is not a burden, but a historic opportunity!
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By Roy L Hales
The clean energy sector employs more people than the oil sands and the workforce grew another 14% last year. According to Clean Energy Canada’s latest Tracking the Energy Revolution, this sector attracted almost twice the investors than the fishing, forestry and agriculture sectors combined. They did not mention the sources of this money, but last year’s report showed 4 of the top 5 investment firms were German or Japanese. Foreign nations recognize the potential that the Harper administration has failed to perceive. Canada could be a clean energy superpower.
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