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 Financial Cost Of Flooding

Posted by admin on November 23, 2009 in copenhagen climate conference, environmental investment, uk economy, un climate conference | Short Link
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In my last post about water policy in the EU, I mentioned the potential for prohibitive costs to protect people and property from flooding. CNN has today published a story about the likelyhood of seal-level flooding costing US$28 trillion by 2050. This story is based on research for the insurance company Allianz – one place […]

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 […]

Stuart At The European Business Summit

Posted by admin on April 2, 2009 in clean tech, ebs, environmental investment, ethical investment, european business summit, gimv bart diels, Uncategorized, venture capital, venture capital belgium | Short Link
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Yours truly attended the European Business Summit (EBS) last week in Brussels. The themes of the 2 day business gathering revolved around the heightened need for environmental care in business and government. The EBS event gets some very high-profile politicians and business folk. This year they included the top-man at the European Commission, Barroso, and […]

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