Nature Friendly Economy

Securing the Culture of Cashmere in the 21st Century

Securing the Culture of Cashmere

If you wear a fine and soft cashmere sweater, then you are likely to contribute to the desertification of Mongolia. I did not like the idea when I stood at the edge of the Gobi Desert, but the hard reality is that we are often not aware of the unintended consequences we cause wearing some of the finest clothing. Even if that organic sweater carries an organic label,it does not automatically imply that the absence of chemicals turns the goats' hair wear sustainable. An ever rising demand puts excessive pressure on production.

2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations.

The contribution of agroforestry to global and national carbon budgets

Agroforestry systems and tree cover on agricultural land make an important contribution to climate
change mitigation, but are not systematically accounted for in either global carbon budgets or national
carbon accounting. This paper assesses the role of trees on agricultural land and their significance
for carbon sequestration at a global level, along with recent change trends. Remote sensing data
show that in 2010, 43% of all agricultural land globally had at least 10% tree cover and that this has

Inside the Green Economy - Promises and Pitfalls

BERLIN – In recent years, the push to build a “green economy” that can deliver the world from continual environmental and economic crisis and usher in a new era of sustainable growth has been gathering force. But the push has been a source of unexpected controversy, with many predicting little more than business as usual with a coat of green paint. Will reconciling environmental and economic imperatives be harder than we think?

Zen and the Art of Blue - By Gunter Pauli

This book is about your health, your home and how we all can learn to live in harmony. Gunter Pauli reflects on the obvious questions we do not ask, and guides the reader to the obvious answers that are presented as the best we can imagine today.

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