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Gaian Economics

A green tax? James Tobin would be spinning in his grave

Gaian Economics

3rd September, 2009

Lord Adair Turner - head of the FSA and the Climate Change Committe - has ruffled feathers by suggesting a tax on currency trading. Here's why more...
Rush hour on the M6

Public oppose carbon pricing policies

Ecologist

2nd September, 2009

While we accept the threat of climate change the majority of us are still opposed to compulsory changes such as carbon pricing, new survey shows more...
Molly Scott Cato

Modern economics is one step away from measuring buttocks

Molly Scott Cato

17th August, 2009

Molly gets her knuckles rapped for not including standard economic models in her university teaching, and wonders if the profession is disappearing up its own regression formula... 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...
Imports of processed cheese and french fries have soared

American junk food imports hit poor

Ecologist

12th August,2009

Influx of high-fat and high-sugar foods into Central America has increased obesity levels more...

The 300-350 Show: the case against carbon offsetting

Phil England

11th August, 2009

The 300-350 Show takes the argument against large-scale carbon offsetting under the CDM to the European Commissioner in charge; and hears from a co-author of the most accessible report yet on the case against carbon offsetting under the CDM. more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

UK urged to triple nuclear power

Ecologist

5th August, 2009

Former Minister's call to triple the contribution of nuclear power in UK dismissed as scare tactics more...

The 300-350 Show: Climate Camp 2008 revisited

Phil England

3rd August, 2009

Climate Camp 2009 looms... so what better than to look back on last year's event and marvel at how misreported the whole thing was more...
Money Matters

Money Matters by David Boyle

Andrea Kayne

27th July, 2009

This easy-to-understand guide demystifies the economic system and explains how the 'eco' can be put back into 'economics' more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
Transition Culture

Transition meets local government

Transition Culture

24th June, 2009

What can happen when a Transition Initiative and its local authority work together: the Stroud story more...
Dan Box

Climate change professionals are rich, male and secure. Should we care?

Dan Box

19th June 2009

What happens when the market research on the good guys starts looking a lot like the profile of the bad guys? You breathe a sigh of relief, argues Dan Box more...

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Visionaries: Ann Pettifor

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Ann Pettifor has changed the world once; now she wants to do it again.
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Molly Scott Cato

The inefficency of delivery systems

Molly Scott Cato

19th June, 2009

What do a privatised post office and jogging have in common? They’re both inefficient, obsolete and all about the bottom line. more...
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The Tesco Chainstore Massacre

Paul Kingsnorth

1st May, 2006

How one small English town took on a superstore - and won more...
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European elections - will Brussels go Green?

Joss Garman

3rd June, 2009

It probably isn’t too much of an exaggeration to suggest that most people are hard pushed to name a politician they really admire. In Britain, however, one name will come up time and again. more...
Spare_some_green?

A career in environmentalism - the US experience

Joe Franke

1st May, 2009

In a story that will resonate with environmentalists everywhere, Joe Franke explores the US experience of an underpaid, poorly supported and largely unappreciated workforce. more...
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An eco injection

Joss Garman

30th April, 2009

Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon, Labour and the Conservatives, green groups and trade unionists, Nicholas Stern and even Peter Mandelson - everybody is talking about a 'Green New Deal'. Faced with an economic downturn, climate breakdown and an energy system in need of billions of new investment anyway, the idea is simple and attractive. more...
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Life and debt

Molly Scott Cato

23rd April, 2009

This budget season, and so a short perambulation around the vexed question of the national debt seems in order. As a nation we've been living with debt for more the 300 years now, since 1694 to be precise, when Scottish privateer William Paterson persuaded the government of the time that creating £1.2 million of IOUs would get them out of their spending difficulties. more...
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Back to basics

Andrew Simms

22nd April, 2009

Uncontrolled growth of financial debt is currently laying waste to large parts of the global economy. An explosion of ecological debt looks set to do the same, but worse, to a biosphere friendly to human civilisation. more...
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MP Alan Whitehead proposes a bill to see more recycled resources used in new products

News

15th April, 2009

Many dutiful recyclers feel rightly frustrated that so few of their carefully washed bottles and cans put out each week seem to make their way back into the same product. more...
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Government committee calls for standardisation in eco labelling to help tackle greenwash

News

15th April, 2009

An EAC report calls for new measures to tackle greenwash. more...
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The third green revolution?

Jim Thomas

2nd April, 2009

The thing is, I like urban farming. Rooftop gardens and window boxes excite me. Balconies filled with beans and tomatoes give me hope. Nonetheless, the ‘next big thing’ in urban horticulture has left me cold. more...
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Cautious welcome to UK Government's Heat and Energy Saving legislation

News

24th March, 2009

Campaigners give cautious welcome to Government’s decarbonisation programme more...
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Outfitting Africa

Joe Turner

19th March, 2009

Dressing poorer countries in our designer cast-offs while we invest in shabby sweatshop chic? Invest in their infrastructure, not vetements, argues Joe Turner more...

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