Dominic will attend two days of meetings in Geneva, Switzerland on 23rd to 24th April. These meetings are hosted by the Oak Foundation and call together leading environmental foundations from across Europe for the purpose of setting new goals for philanthropic ventures within the current context of sustainable development. The Club of Rome will also be present in order to present and discuss the current status of “Limits to Growth”,
Dominic is due to attend a meeting on 2nd April 2012 at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York City on invitation from H.E. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Jigmi Y. Thinley. The meeting’s title is “Happiness and Well-being: Defining A New Economic Paradigm”. The outcome will form part of Bhutan’s recommendations for Rio+20, which aim to replace Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with a new international measure which can gauge actual
Tysklands og Frankrigs fælles udspil om en europagt har til hensigt at løse eurolandenes gældskrise en gang for alle. Det vil den næppe gøre, og det er selvfølgelig umiddelbart det største problem med den. Men derudover signalerer forslaget en forbløffende vilje fra den fransk-tyske grundlægger-duo til at aflyse de oprindelige visioner om EU som en egentlig politisk union. For ikke at tale om demokrati og politisk ledelse. Europagten erstatter ideen
U.S. airlines contest tax on carbon emisisions: BRUSSELS — When the European Union’s highest court hears arguments on Tuesday that Europe should not charge American airlines for their carbon emissions, it will be a showdown between environmental protection and cold cash. Starting Jan. 1, the union intends to expand its emissions tradingsystem to cover emissions from most flights that touch down in, or take off from, European airports. That means even foreign
At futures week we asked our attendees to imagine the pressing issues in a world a 100 years from now, and we collected and compared the answers. While they may not be a precise prediction, they are a good indicator of the general expectations – and expectations mean a lot in guiding future developments.