Ann Pettifor

Climate Change

Australia update – Melbourne, Trade Unions, climate & sustainability

The picture above is not of some Regency building in Brighton, England. It is in fact the oldest (or so I was told) Trades Union Hall in the world – the Melbourne Trades Hall. Sure is impressive, and with a lovely relaxed, unbureaucratic feel to it…. We were up at the crack of dawn to …

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My tour of Australia – with the SEARCH Foundation

Read about my speaking tour of Australia below – from the SEARCH Foundation: The SEARCH Foundation is currently touring eminent British economist and author Ann Pettifor around Australia and she is visiting our shores with a warning; the GFC inducing credit crunch is not over and Australia’s banking sector is vulnerable. Ms Pettifor is visiting …

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Financing the Green Transition – why we can afford it

Last month I gave a ‘Green Talk‘ in Bristol, organised by Climate Works. It was wonderful to be, first of all at such a professionally and well organised event (congrats to Mark Letcher and his team). It was also fantastic to be amongst such an interesting array of speakers including John Gapper ‘the secret gardener’ …

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Profiting from disaster: shareholders gain $1 billion

Five days after appearing before Congress to testify about its responsibility in one of the worst oil spills in US history, the Swiss company that owned and operated the oil rig that sunk into the Gulf of Mexico announced that it would shell out $1 billion in dividends to shareholders, ‘Raw Story’ reports. ……..To put …

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Green New Deal – ‘The Cuts won’t work’ report is published.

7th December, 2009 This is the press release from the new economics foundation: “Two days ahead of the pre-budget report, and as the UN climate change talks open in Copenhagen – the second report from the authors of the original Green New Deal argues that the British Chancellor is likely to miss a historic opportunity …

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Green New Deal in the news

15th December, 2008 Last week there were several media pieces that mentioned the Green New Deal, including The Times, The Observer, and The Independent on Sunday. Also, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has followed his colleagues at UNEP in calling for a Green New Deal. You can also read nef’s Green New Deal Round-up here.

De-leveraging climate temp. & mortgage debt

11th October, 2008. I have had an extraordinary day today, at an event in Bristol organised by the Schumacher Society.  Fritz Schumacher – of Small is Beautiful fame – died in 1977, and the Society was formed just thirty years ago, in 1978.  Today’s event was hosted by Diana Schumacher and Jonathon Porritt.  I was honoured to …

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