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Lester Brown: ‘We’re really on the edge of some fundamental changes…’

Lester Brown

by John Wiseman Lester Brown is the well-renowned author of the Plan B series and recent book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.  His distinguished career, spanning agricultural policy, international development and environmental analysis, has seen him found two major environmental research institutes – the WorldWatch Institute in 1974 and […]


September 6th, 2012 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Cities/Communities | Read More »

World Environment Day 2012: Support Project Green Hands

Plant a tree today Project Green Hands WED 2012

  The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. – Chinese Proverb   By Bhavani Prakash What is this life if full of care, we have no time to plant a single tree? And what better way to express our gratitude to Mother Nature, compensate for […]

June 5th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Action,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Climate Change Negotiations: Some Inconvenient Truths

Prof Surya Sethi at ISEAS

By Bhavani Prakash This has been a week of climate pessimism.  First, The Guardian on Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 quoted the International Energy Association (IEA)’s warning that the world is headed for irreversible climate change in only 5 years. The article says: “If the world is to stay below 2C of warming, which scientists regard as […]

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Government Policy,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Whither Go Climate Refugees?

Climate Refugee Photo by DKFonne at Copenhagen

by Bhavani Prakash Millions of people face the risk of being dislocated from their homes due to the effects of climate change. However there is no global framework to handle the humanitarian and political crisis when it explodes. Should UNHCR, UN’s refugee agency expand its definition to include “climate refugees” or do we need an […]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Contraction & Convergence: An urgent global imperative to tackle Climate Change

BBc wealth and ghg emissions

by Bhavani Prakash   Why have the past climate negotiations including the one at Copenhagen in December 2009 been inadequate to deal with the serious climate crisis facing the planet?  What is the model that allows for an equitable transition to a zero carbon future – probably the only model that will ensure climate justice and keep the […]

June 6th, 2010 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Government Policy,Green Activism,Green Economics | Read More »

Climate Scoreboard

climate scoreboard

The Climate Scoreboard  is a new tool (using the C-ROADS model created by Sustainability Institute, MIT, and Ventana Systems) which represents the long-term climate impacts (till 2100) of proposals which are currently under consideration in the Copenhagen negotiations to produce a global climate treaty. It shows the Business as Usual scenarios, current proposals and the goals for target emissions. This scoreboard […]

December 5th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Climate Change | Read More »

Challenges and Prospects for a Green Economy

Pavan Sukhdev

Why do businesses and governments need to develop a new paradigm to tackle the climate change challenge? Can they be green and still grow? What strategies will help an inclusive growth that promotes economic development while preserving ecosystems, and how can they be prioritized?  What are the stumbling blocks in the path to greening the […]

December 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Energy/Renewables,Government Policy,Green Technology | Read More »

Is there an alternative to Capitalism?


With the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 1990s, capitalism was seen as the ultimate model of success. A quick look however, at the environmental crisis facing the world today and the social inequalities that continue to persist, reveals that as an economic model, it has failed to secure planetary and human well-being. We’re beyond […]

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Climate Change,Green Activism | Read More »

Climate talks timeline: From 350 to Kyoto to Copenhagen and beyond


  With only about 2 weeks left for Copenhagen at the time of writing, let’s take a pause and look at how we got here: Climate talks timeline: From 350 to Kyoto to Copenhagen and beyond on Dipity. If I had to choose one historic day on this timeline, it could well be the one that […]

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change | Read More »

Developing vs. Developed Nations…Why Not “Evolved” Nations?

Chris Tobias_crophead

Today’s Guest writer is Chris Tobias, Celsias  Editor-at-Large and Lead Strategist at Forward.  He has been creating a positive future for our planet in the sustainable development/CSR space for five years.     The upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen have highlighted an interesting dilemma.  Nations worldwide are trying to shirk their responsibilities around emissions and […]

November 15th, 2009 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Sustainable Investing | Read More »


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