Will You Help Me Prevent Climate Change?

Regular readers of this blog may recall that at the end of 2009 your author was lucky enough to attend the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) for a number of days. While there, it was my job to interview a number of experts and politicians about the politics, policy and realities of climate […]

The WWF Says Make Space For Nature – Understanding The Economic Value Of Nature

Posted by admin on March 3, 2010 in borrowing, climate change, environmental investment | Short Link
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Your author was fortunate enough to attend an excellent event last night. The Bavarian Permanant Representation In Brussels played host to WWF and ‘Make Space For Nature’ in this the International Year of Biodiversity. The event had an excellent array of speakers. Hosted by HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands were European Commissioner for the […]

No Deal Yet In Copenhagen

After almost two weeks in the Bella Center for the Copenhagen Climate Conference, money is still one of the main issues. The lack of financial aid for poorer countries is being addressed, but slowly and in parts. From the perspective of an investor, there has been some interesting ideas floating around though. A couple of […]

The Copenhagen Climate Negotiations Are Open!

Posted by admin on December 7, 2009 in climate change, copenhagen climate conference, un climate conference | Short Link
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Without putting too much emphasis on this, the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen which opened this morning has the potential to be one of the defining moments in human history. What? Sounds like hyperbole to me… Your author has a quite fortunate position in the media which allows access to all sorts of experts, politicians […]

Another Financial Headache To Come?

Last week, your author attended the 5th Annual Conference of the European Water Association in Brussels in my role as part of the Brussels ‘media machine’. It would be fair to say that European water policy and the related directives are rather “dry” topics, if you will excuse the pun. There were a number of […]

Investment And The Environment

Posted by admin on March 11, 2009 in climate change, ebs, ethical investment, european business summit | Short Link
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Your author has tickets to EBS next week (26th and 27th March in Brussels). This isn’t because of my stellar environmental knowledge, but for other occupational reasons. For those that don’t know, EBS is the European Business Summit and is a similar type of event to Davos. However, EBS concentrates on the environment, business and […]

Can Endless Economic Growth Continue?

Posted by admin on February 7, 2009 in climate change, copenhagen climate conference, emissions reductions, tax rises, un climate conference | Short Link
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The last few months have seen incredible shifts in power. These shifts have related to finance (now governments own parts or all of most big banks), to energy (as the price of oil has dropped significantly) and to individuals (as jobs are vanishing) – amongst others. There can be no doubt that as governments have […]

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