Monthly Archives: April 2013

Heikki Holmås enters inner sanctum of UN energy initiative

New appointments to the UN’s Sustainable Energy For All initiative may not silence criticism of its governance but Norway’s development minister may bring fresh perspectives on energy poverty.

World Bank vision tested by Dhaka factory disaster

The worst industrial accident in the history of Bangladesh has exposed the scale of internal culture change necessary to validate the World Bank’s new goal to eliminate global poverty by 2030.

Carbon bubble blown away by stock markets

The S&P500 index hit a record high last week. Investment analysts seem happy to ignore the carbon bubble. Perhaps the warnings to investors should be about global environmental change rather than climate change alone.

Lord Stern makes mischief for climate finance ministerial

Lord Stern’s call to end the separation of development, mitigation and adaptation could stir up problems for Wednesday’s meeting of climate finance donors.

Lord Stern calls for new generation of climate models

Lord Stern says that shortcomings in climate models handicap decision-making by politicians. But he concedes that new models will not be ready in time.

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