Samsung Electronics HQ March 2011When South Korea announced its “green new deal” early in 2009, it shook the world. The United Nations hailed it as an answer to the world’s woes. Korea would teach us all that low-carbon businesses could create employment.
But the UN had failed to understand Korean politics and propaganda. Read more
In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Yvo de Boer, the man who led the UN into the Copenhagen climate talks and is now an advisor to KPMG, answers your questions. Read more
So what is happening at Cancun?
Environment ministers and government officials from around the world are gathering in Mexico to talk about climate change, and how to tackle the problem of increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more
A new panel of on global sustainability was revealed on Monday by Ban Ki-moon, United Nations’ secretary-general, asked to “think big” about ways to “lift people out of poverty while tackling climate change and ensuring that economic development is environmentally friendly”.
Quite a task. Read more