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Climate change a political economy problem

“Getting the prices right is necessary but not enough to solve climate change”. That was the main message from the World Bank’s Marianne Fay at a seminar organized in Geneva today by the Green Growth Knowledge Platform. Launching a policy … Continue reading

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Legalized rhino horn trade

Is it time to legalize the rhino horn trade? The Krugar National Park has turned into a low level warzone as poachers battle conservation agencies to kill rhinos for their horns. Each animal is worth around USD250,000. Prices have soared … Continue reading

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Will accountants save the world?

(Originally posted on 10 April 2013) “Accountants are going to save the world!” This was the bold claim of Peter Bakker of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development at a conference on Green Growth in Paris last week. Is … Continue reading

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2013 – Year of the Carbon Tax?

Is 2013 the year when environmental taxes will be mainstreamed? Despite political opposition, carbon taxes were introduced in 2012 in Australia and Japan. Ireland has a carbon tax and a scheme to tax household waste. In the Canton of Vaud … Continue reading

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