Tag Archive for 'economic growth'

Greenhouse gases rise with GDP but fall more slowly with recession

October 8th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don’t fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle from the boom times, a study showed. The report, ‘Asymmetric effects of economic growth and decline on CO2 emissions’ in the 7 October 2012 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change dents […]

CBI Director General says everyone needs to go green

July 5th, 2012 by Confederation of British Industry

John Cridland, the CBI’s Director-General, called on politicians to adopt a smarter, more consistent approach to energy and climate change policy during the launch of the CBI report, The colour of growth: maximising the potential of green business. New research by the UK’s leading business group shows that the UK has the ability to become […]

Renewable energy technologies will create new jobs and aid economic recovery

October 31st, 2011 by Tony Juniper

“I used to come to these meeting twenty years ago and it didn’t look like this, with mainstream companies doing serious work investing in new technologies and making a real difference in the world.” “Twenty years ago it was very much a fringe industry, but it is not only in clean energy technologies that the […]

Investing in the face of five megatrends

April 29th, 2011 by Toby Birch

As human beings our brains are hard-wired to pigeonhole data for ease of storage and subsequent recall. Perhaps this compartmentalisation is why many find it hard to see the big picture and seem shocked by black swan events. Free-thinking entrepreneurs are different because they observe opportunities and connections that others fail to appreciate (known as […]

Professor Tim Jackson’s economic reality check

November 10th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Professor Tim Jackson on Prosperity without Growth

September 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Professor Tim Jackson’s book “Prosperity without Growth” is available from Earthscan. Professor Tim Jackson gave a presentation on Prosperity without Growth to the London School of Economics in February 2010 which is available as a MP3 file and also as a PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation.

The debt crisis – Pain Aversion – a Good basis for the country?

September 18th, 2010 by Jon Moulton

Jon Moulton of Better Capital LLP gave an engaging and thoughtful presentation to the Institute of Directors (IOD) at Moores Hotel on 17 September 2010. Mr Moulton began by looking at Guernsey’s situation.  He is very pleased with Guernsey but he highlighted the dilemma of Guernsey’s proximity to the European Union.  He asked “Is Guernsey […]