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

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Jonathan Watts
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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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New index shows lower growth for major economies

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Nina Chestney
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RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - Some large economies show significantly lower growth when natural assets such as forests and water are factored into growth indicators, an index showed on Sunday, a few days before an international sustainability summit starts in Rio de Janeiro.

The Inclusive Wealth Index was unveiled by the United Nations University's International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (UNU-IHDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ... Read more about New index shows lower growth for major economies

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Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

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Fiona Harvey
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Sub-Saharan states need to move to renewable energy sources as $15bn in aid is outstripped by $18bn in oil imports, says IEA ... Read more about Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

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Climate change may cut profits from oceans by trillions

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Luisa Massarani
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[LONDON] Climate change could reduce the economic value of the services the oceans provide to mankind by almost US$2 trillion a year by 2100, according to a study presented at the Planet Under Pressure conference this week (26–29 March). ... Read more about Climate change may cut profits from oceans by trillions

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Global Clean Energy Projected Growth for 2011-2021

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Global Clean Energy Projected Growth for 2011-2021

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India records world-beating green energy growth

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 Increase of 52% to $10.3bn in 2011 was based on strong solar performance

India's transformation into a cleantech powerhouse moved up a gear in 2011 when it racked up investments of $10.3bn in the sector, a growth rate of 52 per cent year on year that dwarfed the rest of the world's significant economies.

Solar investments led the growth with a seven-fold increase in funding, from $0.6bn in 2010 to $4.2bn in 2011, just below the $4.6bn invested in wind during the year, according to figures released yesterday by analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). ... Read more about India records world-beating green energy growth

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Job Growth in the Housing Sector, Other Private Sectors, and the Government Sector from 2008-2010

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Job Growth in the Housing Sector, Other Private Sectors, and the Government Sector from 2008-2010

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Percent Change in Resale Home Prices from 2009-2011 in Low Priced, Mid Priced, and High Priced Housing in San Diego Since the Peak in House Prices in 2009

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Percent Change in  Resale Home Prices from 2009-2011 in Low Priced, Mid Priced, and High Priced Housing in San Diego Since the Peak in House Prices in 2009

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