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Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Two-thirds of Americans favor increased government spending to develop solar and wind power, and spending more to develop alternative fuels for cars has the same level of support. ... Read more about Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Michael Russell

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Walter Phillips

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Walter Phillips

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Expert

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Chief Executive Officer - San Diego Youth Services

Walter Philips has been at the helm of San Diego Youth Services as its Chief Executive Officer since July of 2000. The agency is a major provider of comprehensive services for homeless, abused and at-risk youth, their families and communities. ... Read more about Walter Phillips

Construction Begins on $7 Billion Power Africa Project

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Tam Harbert
Nighttime Near Nairobi: Only 18 percent of Kenyan house-holds have access to electricity.
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This spring, construction is set to begin on the first projects coordinated through Power Africa, a multibillion-dollar Obama administration initiative that seeks to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa within five years, and in some cases accelerate reforms in the governments of the nations involved. Among the initial projects are wind farms in Kenya and Tanzania, and a solar project in Tanzania. ... Read more about Construction Begins on $7 Billion Power Africa Project

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Sustainable development goals face $2.5 trillion funding shortfall

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Sophie Yeo
UN report says climate, poverty and health targets will require huge cash injection from private sector
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The UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) will fail unless governments and businesses find an extra US$ 2.5 trillion a year to support them.

The World Investment Report 2014, which the UN launched today in Nairobi, found that between $3.3 trillion and $4.5 trillion would be needed in the developing world to deliver the goals as they appear in drafts so far.

Current investment in these sectors is around $1.4 trillion, creating an average investment gap of about $2.5 trillion. ... Read more about Sustainable development goals face $2.5 trillion funding shortfall

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World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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Ben Hirschler
Ereneio Dagami, who lost his house to Typhoon Haiyan, grates coconuts in the battered town of Catadman, in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines, Dec. 22, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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* Ahead of Davos meeting, forum warns of "lost" generation

* Widening wealth gap ranked as top global risk in 2014

* Extreme weather next most likely cause of major shocks

* Threat of fiscal crises significant, but danger receding

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LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday. ... Read more about World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Arthur Neslen Sep 18 2013
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 An architect of the UN’s Millennium development Goals (MDGs) says he fears that a lack of strong leadership at the UN could lead to its poverty eradication goals being replaced by an over-politicised and unachievable “wish list” after 2015.

Jan Vandemoortele told EurActiv that UN member states were becoming “uneasy” about discussions on a framework to replace the MDGs in 15 months time, which are due to begin in New York on 22 September... Read more about MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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E-Money Deposits

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/10-trillion-m2-now-rearview-mirror

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E-Money Deposits

M2 is money in the form of traverlers checks, regular checks, e-money, and similar forms of secondary money.  It is peculiar to see that the total number of deposits made is more than the amount of currency available.  E-money is harder for banks to track, especially when they are in the hands of third party business such as Paypal.  If the central banks underestimate how much money is flowing through the economy, the government will think to print more money, which would cause inflation. ... Read more about E-Money Deposits

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Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Poverty Environment Partnership

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Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

This picture gives the reader basic information about two organizations working to bring together members of the private, public, and volunteer sectors (as well as various existing organizatons) in order to create international development strategies and to solve problems. ... Read more about Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

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Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Jonathan Watts
Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20
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Money will be invested in building transport systems that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The world's biggest development banks have made a fundamental investment shift from roads to public transport, under a $175bn (£111bn) initiative to promote buses, trains and cycle lanes that was unveiled on Wednesday at the Rio+20 Earth summit. ... Read more about Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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