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China puts economic growth before climate security. Although global warming will threaten China’s development, Beijing is not willing to constrain its economic growth, says a 400-pages official report published by the Chinese government. Who can blame them when their big capitalist brother, the United States, lives by the same rules and when lots of European… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Since it launched its Ecomagination campaign in May 2005, General Electric (GE) has managed to catapult itself on to the list of forward-thinking “green” corporate giants. So when Lorraine Bolsinger, GE’s Mrs. Ecomagination herself visited Brussels this week, it seemed like an excellent opportunity to witness first hand whether her presentation would convince me that… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

With the latest IPCC report behind us, there seems to be little doubt that the scientific debate is over and that it is now up to political, business and NGO leaders to come up with real actions instead of slogans. But do they already understand how radical the needed reforms will be and if they… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Since it became politically fashionable in the 1980s, the word “sustainable” has become so vague and misused that several ecologists have advised to give it up alltogether. American journalist and writer Richard Heinberg tries to rehabilitate the the term in one of his latest essays. He offers five axioms of sustainability which should form the… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer