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Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, June 26, 2014, In : Climate change 
An interesting (and not so impartial) outlook on climate change, by Henry M. Paulson Jr., former US Secretary of the Treasury; reproduced from the New York Times online.

There is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage

For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in the nation’s financial markets. When ...

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Business Innovation in a Living Economy, from Worldwatch Europe (Reports V)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Sunday, December 29, 2013, In : Sustainable Development 
One of the main puzzles of our time is how to avoid climate change and safeguard ecosystem health while simultaneously improving human wellbeing and enhancing social justice without destabilizing the economy.

Businesses have a very important role in the road towards a Living Economy – an economy that has as a goal to improve human wellbeing and quality of life, moving away from pointless consumerism, without compromising natural resources. How can business promote environmental and social su...

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La Città dell'Altra Economia (Roma) (City of the Alternative Economy)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, In : Sustainable cities 
The USD 7 million project to create an Alternative Economy City was completed in September 2007 and is the first place in Europe dedicated to fair trade, ethical finance, renewable energy sources, open communication, responsible tourism and resources recycling and reuse.

 The place hosts, beyond exhibition and documentary areas, 12 separate activities on a 3,500 square meters covered surface, with a 200 linear meters facade that opens out onto an external pertinence area of over 3 hectares.

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