Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Update – June 2016 #2

Conventional Energy Production Becoming Less Profitable

Summer is coming, and green bonds are blooming. Issuers of such bonds promise to use the proceeds on environmentally friendly projects.

General Views Of Hazelwood Power Station

A new ‘Zeitgeist’ is increasingly taking hold in growing pockets of society, politics and the business world. All indications point to one direction – towards the concept of ‘sustainability’ dominating human behavior and thinking in the twenty-first century. As the urbanization wave around the globe rolls on, megacities are increasingly becoming the epicenter of human… Keep reading →

A thirty member open working group charged with setting new development goals for the United Nations finished a round of meetings in New York this week, marking out initial progress on following up to the Rio+20 meetings last year and setting the groundwork for new standards that will impact the way the growing NGO sector performs its work.

“The General Assembly working group is mandated to submit a report, containing a proposal for sustainable development goals for consideration and appropriate action to the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which would start in September 2013,” the UN said in announcing the end of the meetings. “By late 2014,” General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic said, “member states should be in a position to promulgate the Sustainable Development Goals-the single most important element of the post-2015 agenda.” Keep reading →

As a developing country that has been remaking its economy in recent years, Brazil has begun to think seriously about climate change and sustainable development.

Hosted by the by the founder and Chairman of the Brasilinvest Group Mario Garnero, “Brazil: The New Global Green Economy,” was presented by Forum das Americas and the United Nations Association – Brazil (ANUBRA) this year at the Harvard Club of New York on September 26. Keep reading →