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Editor's Note: In testimony to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Eswar Prasad discusses China's twelfth five-year plan to reorient growth and implement short and long-term efforts toward balance and sustainability. Chairmen Slane and Mulloy, and honorable members of the Commission, thank you for the opportunity to share with you my views on China’s twelfth five-year plan and the implications for China’s growth and reform strategy. The plan lays out the momentous challenges that China faces in short-term macroeconomic management and longer-term structural transformation of the economy. This plan could herald a turning point in China's economic development as it represents a marked shift in emphasis from high growth to the quality, balance and sustainability of that growth.
Home > Ideas > Commentary Make a Comment CARNEGIE ETHICS ONLINE column for September Sustainability Month
The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from nature's extremes, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called "green building" is gaining momentum. Green, or sustainable, building is the practice of creating and using healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition. Read more about green building or use these links to explore topics: Basic Information
In July 2008, nef published the world’s first Green New Deal: new initiative for economic and environmental transformation. The report, A Green New Deal , described the global economy facing a ‘triple crunch’: a combination of a credit-fuelled financial crisis, accelerating climate change and the looming peak and decline in oil production. These three overlapping events threaten to develop into a perfect storm, the like of which has not been seen since the Great Depression.