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The United Nations Calls for a New Asia-Pacific Energy Compact

"Connecting the dots between the challenges of water, food, and energy security lies at the heart of sustainable development—and Rio+20 will be a generational opportunity for us to turn ideas into action—globally and especially in Asia and the Pacific." -- Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations{1}

When It Comes to Building a Green Economy, Time Is Money

If the G-20 invested 2% of GDP in a green economy, 48 million jobs would be created. But inaction by both the public and private sectors threatens the potential of achieving a sustainable future

World’s Carbon Concentration Highest in Last 800,000 Years

"For the first time we have made no improvement in our rate of decarbonization. We have in fact increased the carbon intensity of growth." -- State of Green Business Report 2012

Earth, Inc.: Will Corporate Monopolies Dominate the Green Economy?

Rio+20 may launch the "biggest Earth grab in 500 years," argues new report

SEED Awards 2011: The UN Honors Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship in Developing Nations

"The SEED Award winners are true examples of what a greener economy can look like." -- Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN){1}

Why Honey is a South African start-up that has developed an innovative initiative that effectively tackles several issues in a single business plan.

Tipping Points, Black Swans and Perfect Storms: Kickstarting Sustainable Finance on the Road to Rio+20

"Combining private sector financial flows and smart public policy will be a key to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st century Green Economy." -- Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

Truth Comes to Market: Sustainable Finance on the Rise in Nigeria

"We will not continue to take savings and deposits from Nigerians and then lend to companies that will use the funds to destroy the environment." -- Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigerian central bank governor

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