16 Oct '11, 7am

Join me on Tuesday for a UNEP webinar - reviving climate + local and global economies.

James has also added two proposals in the CoLab showing how rapid emissions reduction and sequestration is possible by aligning the power of economics with the needs of the climate, nature and people.Reduction. Today's economies grow by converting ever more resources and nature into wastes and emissions. The other possible growth model, called 'circular economy', would grow by regenerating nature and resources and by phasing out waste stockpiles in the air, land and water. China has now adopted circular economy as a national goal; James will describe how it can be implemented by a simple method of accounting for market externalities. Sequestration. Biochar is charcoal that can be produced as a by-product of renewable energy supply, then mixed with nutrients such as compost and added into top-soils. This boosts the soil eco-system, allowing the same land to support more agr...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/climateneutral/Jointhenetwork/SecondC...

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