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Barbados Works toward a Green Economy

 
Barbados is on its way to becoming the greenest country in the Latin America and Caribbean region. On September 30, 2013 the Barbados Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, made a statement at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly highlighting the small Caribbean nation’s quest for a green economy. She told the Assembly that adopting a policy of sustainable development will be a means of survival for Barbados. Barbados is vulnerable to both fluctuations in the price of its imported fossil fuels and at risk from the destruction of its marine and coastal ecosystems from climate change therefore the pursuit of a greener path to economic development is critical to the country.

People’s Climate March 2017 Lake Merritt

After more than 400,000 people took to the streets in New York City three years ago, the Peoples Climate March is returning on April 29 in Washington, DC. and sister marches across the country in cities such as Los Angeles,  Oakland, Houston, New York, Cincinnati and around the world in cities ranging from São Paulo, Brazil, to Kilifi, Kenya. More than 800 organizations have endorsed this year’s March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Organizers, 350.org and partners, will  come together with hundreds of thousands of people to reject Trump’s attack on communities and climate, and push forward with a vision of a clean energy economy that works for all.

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Organic Agriculture in Cuba

Family run organic farm called Finca Paraiso.

The Cuban revolution in 1959 brought sweeping land reforms and social programs aimed at eradicating rural poverty. However, agricultural policies were deeply influenced by the global trend toward industrial-corporate agriculture known as the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution has negative effects; it produces massive unnatural mono-cultures crops that require vast amounts of land, large quantities of water, petrochemical fertilizer, pesticides and farming equipment. Plus all this equipment requires burning fossil fuels, contributing to pollution, and global warming. The high cost of industrial-corporate farming is beyond the means of small farmers.

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Statement in support of a strong climate agreement from members of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

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The New Climate Economy News Article November 23, 2015

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris is a vital chance to advance a new era of better growth. Countries at all levels of income now have the opportunity to achieve lasting economic growth which also reduces climate risk, and achieves wider economic and social benefits, including poverty reduction, reduced air pollution, environmental sustainability and better urban quality of life. Momentum is growing around the world towards a New Climate Economy built on low-carbon and climate-resilient development pathways.

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What is the Green Economy?

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The Green Economy is a democratic long term planning approach to managing the environment, business, government and the world economy. A Green Economy is an inclusive economy, where environmental resources and the wealth generated by them are shared in a more equitable way. An inclusive economy does not exploit the environment for just a few individuals or corporations; but manages it in a sustainable way that benefits society as a whole. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) defines a green economy as “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.”

GENewsGET4 The Green Economy is a UNEP led initiative launched in 2008 to raise the visibility of this concept, particularly through a call for a Global Green New Deal (GGND). The GGND recommended a package of public investments and complementary policy and pricing reforms aimed at kick-starting a transition to a green economy while reinvigorating economies and jobs and addressing persistent poverty.

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