Tag Archive for 'globalisation'

Guernsey’s achilles heel is food and energy security

November 15th, 2012 by Toby Birch

The consultation published in February 2012 on Guernsey’s Economic Development Strategy by Oxford Economics shows yet again that we have resorted to UK consultants when a wealth of knowledge is available locally. The report commences with a quote from an economics Nobel Prize winner, underscoring our servile addiction to ‘growth’. To be fair, it does […]

Consumers in developed countries drive biodiversity loss elsewhere

June 10th, 2012 by Nature

A comprehensive analysis of endangered species threat records and of international trade patterns shows how consumers in developed countries drive biodiversity threats in developing countries. The study, International trade drives biodiversity threats in developing nations, published in Nature on 7 June 2012, reveals that, excluding invasive species, 30% of global species threats are due to […]