Michelle posts the first “SP Reads” about a beautifully written book “The Once and Future World” by JB MacKinnon. This is a book about nature, about the wild, about biodiversity, about humans and our world. And about the relationships we each have with nature.
Green bonds are back in the news. On January 23rd, squeezing its way through the news maelstrom provided by first Justin Bieber (in jail!) and Rob Ford (in an elevator!), came news of a green bond issue by Export Development Canada.
The EDC green bond issue comes at a time of great growth in the green bonds sector, which has been described in Sustainable Prosperity’s recent report on the topic. A recent announcement pointed to a record 2012, with US$ 10 billion in issues. And World Bank President Jim Kim, speaking at the World Economic Forum, has issued a challenge to double that amount by the time a high-level meeting on climate change convenes at the United Nations this September.
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