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Srinivas Krishnaswamy

Why India doesn't need World Bank energy funding

Matilda Lee

3rd June, 2011

Ahead of the release of the World Bank's revised energy strategy, the Ecologist speaks to sustainable development advocate Srinivas Krishnaswamy about why despite huge gigawatt power projects, 45 per cent of India's households still lack electricity more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Green Investment Bank faces critical test over funding shortfall

Mark Jansen

8th December, 2010

George Osborne pledged £1billion to a green bank that could help Britain reduce carbon emissions. But with low carbon technologies unproven, banks, institutions and energy companies are wary, meaning the venture may not attract the capital to make it viable more...

How Essex schoolchildren help save endangered species through Millenium Seed Bank

Kara Moses

19th November, 2010

Kara Moses reports on a group of 10-year-olds from Holly Trees Primary School who - by fundraising for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership - have helped secure the future of a rare Namibian plant that was virtually extinct in the wild more...
Cash

Authors call for a greener, smaller banking sector

Dearbhla Crosse

October 19th, 2010

In an exclusive Ecologist interview, David Boyle and Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation advocate a more sustainable banking sector for Britain more...

David Boyle: Let's create a new, small banking sector to fuel green economy

Matilda Lee

15th October, 2010

A new book by David Boyle and Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation charts the rise and fall of major British brands. Matilda Lee talks to them about banking reform, brands and greening capitalism more...
Lumps of coal

World Bank invests record sums in coal

Juliette Jowit, Observer environment editor

16th September, 2010

Last year, $3.4bn was invested in the dirtiest fossil fuel despite international commitments to cut emissions more...
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World bank hints Africa is ‘quick win’ for land grabbing investors

Ecologist

14th September, 2010

Report on land-grabbing reveals large-scale farmland deals amounted to 45 million hectares in 2009 alone with 6 million hectares expected to be added every year in less industrialised countries
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RBS

RBS should become the UK's Green Investment Bank, say NGOs

Ecologist

26th July, 2010

Campaign groups say turning the publicly-owned RBS into the Green Investment Bank would save money and also provide a model of sustainability for the rest of the banking sector more...
Stockmarket

Goldman Sachs makes $1 billion profit on food price speculation

Tom Levitt

19th July, 2010

'Risky and secretive' gambling on the price of coffee, cocoa and wheat is leading to unstable food prices and exacerbating poverty and malnutrition but creating billions of pounds for the banking sector more...

10 steps to creating your own local currency

Phil England

8th June, 2010

Local currencies ensure that money spent at local shops gets reinvested in the community and fosters community spirit and involvement. Learn all you need to know to get one started in your area... more...

Paul Collier: saying 'nature has to be preserved' condemns the poor to poverty

Matilda Lee

14th May, 2010

Oxford Economics Professor and former head of Development Research at the World Bank, Paul Collier on reconciling romantic environmentalism and mainstream economics to help poor countries more...
Molly Scott Cato

What would banks do in a green economy?

Molly Scott-Cato

15th April, 2010

Banks - love 'em or hate 'em, they're an integral part of nearly every economic system. But just how would they function in a steady-state, earth-linked economy? more...

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RBS labelled ‘dirtiest bank in Britain’

Ecologist

3rd February, 2010

Pressure groups take Treasury to court for second time in a year over failure to assess the environmental and human rights impact of RBS more...
Making greener savings

Five radical things to do with your money

Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier

22nd December, 2008

Why not consider ploughing your green into green? Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier explore a radical response to the credit crunch more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Teach the banks a lesson: pull your money out

Tom Hodgkinson

3rd December, 2009

Instead of moaning about the injustice of the financial sector, there's a very simple way we could make our voices heard, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
young business-minded people

10 ideas for sustainable economies and businesses

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Business and the wider economy can become sustainable parts of the ecosystem - here are some ideas more...
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Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...
Making greener savings

Call for publicly-owned green bank in UK

Ecologist

23rd October, 2009

National green bank would help finance major renewable projects like offshore wind that might not otherwise get off the ground more...
Mine workers at NFC Africa Mining shaft at Chimbishi - Credit: Christian Aid/David Rose

Progress is slow, but Zambia might yet see fair copper mining

Chris Hegarty

9th October, 2009

Scottish aid agency SCIAF responds to the Ecologist's article, 'Conned for her copper: Zambia pays the price for aid' more...
A lump of charcoal

World Bank shackling developing world to high-carbon future

Ecologist

6th October, 2009

World Bank lending figures reveal that fossil fuel projects are still receiving the lion's share of funding more...
Copper mine workers at NFC Africa Mining shaft in Chimbishi

Conned for her copper: Zambia pays the price for aid

Khadija Sharife

29th September, 2009

Copper underwires the modern world, running through everything from the gas guzzler to the wind turbine. Any country that finds substantial reserves of the metal ought to consider itself to have struck gold. That is, until you let the World Bank decide how your mines should be run… more...

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

Jaswinder Kaur

29th September, 2009

Thomas H Greco Jr's new book on money challenges the growth fetish and gives practical examples of how community-based exchange systems can save the economy, and the environment, from collapse more...

How best to create a wildlife-friendly garden? First, relax

Matilda Lee

3rd September, 2009

London's Pestival bugfest is back - showcasing a lazy gardener's dream and other ways to show our six-legged friends some love more...
Dan Box

Bailed-out banks should fund the Green New Deal

Dan Box

17th August, 2009

They emptied the public purse to fund their continuing largesse. Now it's time for the banks to pay us back. At phenomenally good rates... more...
Gaian Economics

Mr. Bean to explain quantitative easing policy

Molly Scott Cato

16th July, 2009

The deputy-director of the Bank of England is on a national tour to convince us of the seriousness of its policies to ease the recession. Molly Scott Cato can't wait for the punchline more...

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