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Blog Posts: development

  • "Green Stimulus" at the G20

    Global economic recovery plans are green---but not yet green enough.

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  • Chinese Prime Minister Assists a New Ventures Entrepreneur

    Prime Minister Wen Jiabao came to the aid of a Chinese socially responsible green enterprise that is struggling for survival during the current global financial crisis.

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  • Global Stimulus, Human Rights and the Environment

    International project financing primarily intended to generate jobs and growth should not ignore social and environmental safeguards in the name of economic stimulus.

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  • A "Green Lining" in China's Economic Stimulus Plan

    It may be counter-intuitive, but a global economic slowdown could help the United States and China work together on climate change.

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  • Growing the Wealth of the World's Poor

    The food crises of the present will seem as nothing to those of the future unless the world brings some urgency and intelligence to managing the planet’s nature-based assets.

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  • Climate Change Brings New Urgency to Millennium Development Goals

    With world heads of state gathered in New York to discuss the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), climate change and ecosystem destruction brings added pressure to the fight to end extreme poverty.

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  • When Development Causes Disease: Linking Ecosystems and Human Health

    Ecosystems provide a wealth of services to human populations, among them, disease regulation. But narrowly-focused development projects can threaten these ecosystems and put entire populations at risk.

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  • Ironically, Flood Control is Flooding New Orleans

    Man-made flood-control systems—such as levees, upstream dams, and canals—continue to be responsible for widespread damage to the New Orleans and Louisiana landscapes.

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