Posts Tagged: poverty

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to

Where is Inequality Headed?

The European Union (EU) was created from a desire for peace and prosperity after the carnage of World War II. It all began with the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 which aimed to unify and

Where is Inequality Headed?

The European Union (EU) was created from a desire for peace and prosperity after the carnage of World War II. It all began with the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 which aimed to unify and

New Briefing Paper: Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change – Challenges on the road to sustainable energy security, in Europe and beyond

QCEA’s conception of Sustainable Energy Security involves social, economic and ecological sustainability. It also recognizes that promoting the EU’s short term energy security, at any cost, will undermine its long time security in all senses: by further marginalizing the global

New Briefing Paper: Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change – Challenges on the road to sustainable energy security, in Europe and beyond

QCEA’s conception of Sustainable Energy Security involves social, economic and ecological sustainability. It also recognizes that promoting the EU’s short term energy security, at any cost, will undermine its long time security in all senses: by further marginalizing the global

Neo-liberal growth-based economics: Bad for the climate, great for inequality?

In QCEA’s recent discussion paper, “Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainability – Examining the relationships between resource use, climate emissions and economic growth”, the purpose of economic growth is questioned. One of the core assumptions of the neo-liberal free market

Neo-liberal growth-based economics: Bad for the climate, great for inequality?

In QCEA’s recent discussion paper, “Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainability – Examining the relationships between resource use, climate emissions and economic growth”, the purpose of economic growth is questioned. One of the core assumptions of the neo-liberal free market

Policy Coherence for Development? The Effects of Climate Change on Poverty

One of the problems with how we address climate change is the way in which we categorise it as a distinct problem, add it to a list of existing concerns and then assign it to some specially created policy team.

Policy Coherence for Development? The Effects of Climate Change on Poverty

One of the problems with how we address climate change is the way in which we categorise it as a distinct problem, add it to a list of existing concerns and then assign it to some specially created policy team.

New Discussion Paper: Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainability

QCEA has just published a discussion paper which examines the relationships between resource use, climate emissions and economic growth. “Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainability” is intended to stimulate discussion and debate on how our economic system relates  to the

New Discussion Paper: Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainability

QCEA has just published a discussion paper which examines the relationships between resource use, climate emissions and economic growth. “Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainability” is intended to stimulate discussion and debate on how our economic system relates  to the