Green economy

An independent YouGov poll, released by environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan, shows that schools are not providing young people with the skills to secure employment in the fast growing 'green economy'...
The reach of solar will spread, the scale will increase, and the impact on people's lives will be massive. But the crucial question is, when? Around the world, dozens of universities and research institutes are hard at work trying to mimic the phenomenon of photosynthesis.
Denmark, a country that despite its small size and population, continues to be seen as a world leader on sustainable development, green growth, energy efficiency and bold carbon reduction plants.
Worldwide, thousands of women are setting up businesses - small and large - that create jobs and deliver wider social and environmental benefits.
A recent YouGov poll, showed overwhelming public support for renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Despite this in
There are huge and exciting business opportunities in the development of low carbon technologies, which we must seize on immediately.
One of the biggest secrets of the current UK recession is that there is one sector which is booming. Strangely this sector is often perceived as at odds with economic growth, holding back industry and a luxury we can't afford with the nation's finances in a slump. This booming growth sector is the green economy.
In the fifth and final part of our 'Sustainable Business: As If people Matter' series, Michael Townsend looks at the skills challenge - and how we might close the gap as we move towards a sustainable and low-carbon economy.
With the global economy still in the doldrums, this year's World Environment Day on June 5 is trumpeting the merits of the Green Economy as an alternative way of creating jobs and growth -- without trashing the planet.
Today's Budget will prompt much debate in the weeks ahead about misplaced priorities, missed opportunities and the larger question of whose interests this Budget really serves. But from my perspective, the Chancellor has failed to put the green economy where it should be - firmly at the centre of a plan for growth.