No Deal Yet In Copenhagen

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After almost two weeks in the Bella Center for the Copenhagen Climate Conference, money is still one of the main issues. The lack of financial aid for poorer countries is being addressed, but slowly and in parts.
From the perspective of an investor, there has been some interesting ideas floating around though.
A couple of days ago, [...]

The Copenhagen Climate Negotiations Are Open!

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Without putting too much emphasis on this, the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen which opened this morning has the potential to be one of the defining moments in human history.
What?
Sounds like hyperbole to me…
Your author has a quite fortunate position in the media which allows access to all sorts of experts, politicians and events. Having [...]

The Financial Cost Of Flooding

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In my last post about water policy in the EU, I mentioned the potential for prohibitive costs to protect people and property from flooding.
CNN has today published a story about the likelyhood of seal-level flooding costing US$28 trillion by 2050.
This story is based on research for the insurance company Allianz - one place where the [...]

Can Endless Economic Growth Continue?

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The last few months have seen incredible shifts in power. These shifts have related to finance (now governments own parts or all of most big banks), to energy (as the price of oil has dropped significantly) and to individuals (as jobs are vanishing) - amongst others.
There can be no doubt that as governments have taken [...]

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