Rethinking Prosperity’s weekly roundup of news on the topic of economy, environment and democracy
Oil & Money: tackling corruption and climate change — OpenDemocracy
Solving the climate crisis and securing a liveable world means two things for Oil & Money — oil must stay underground and money must flow away from dirty energy. London, the capital of fossil fuels and oil money laundering, has a pivotal role to play. It can no longer be a funnel of endless finance for dirty energy. Regulatory solutions are needed to drastically reduce the carbon density of the city’s financial sector.
Tags: climate change, corruption, fossil fuels, energy, UK
All Solutions are Inadequate: Why It Doesn’t Matter If Politicians Mention Climate Change — CounterPunch
The fact is that despite all the people who recognize the threat of global warming, few (save the indigenous peoples of the world) are willing to face the radical restructuring of our society and economy that is necessary to fully address climate change along with the myriad environmental catastrophes we are already experiencing.
Tags: sustainability, degrowth, consumption, climate change, capitalism
Conventional thinking will not solve the climate crisis — The Guardian
Choosing the best possible future means considering radical scenarios that align energy use and industry with climate action
Tags: climate change, energy, solutions
Some more Reflections on the Budapest Degrowth-Conference — Degrowth
“Even if I am relatively new to the Degrowth-scene, I am strongly persuaded that this is a decisive time in the evolution of the European intellectual and activist degrowth-movement. Therefore, I will look here at the conference as a device for measuring the pulse of the community of degrowth-supporters, and as a milestone to reflect on its overall direction.”
Tags: degrowth, politization, de-politization, movement
Global fisheries could lose approximately $10 billion in annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked.
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Tags: climate change, fisheries, economy
The Business Of Climate Change — The Huffington Post
What’s different is that we now realize combatting something as big as climate change requires action by everyone, from individuals to governments to businesses.
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Tags: economy, environment, energy, business