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GPI 2.0: States and Cities Can Lead the Way Beyond GDP

GPI 2.0: States and Cities Can Lead the Way Beyond GDP
In a new study authored by Dr. John Talberth and Michael Weisdorf of Portland State University, CSE has demonstrated a new methodology for the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) that promises to accelerate its adoption by states and cities as a...Read More

Following Portland's Lead, Seattle Calls for No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Following Portland's Lead, Seattle Calls for No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
On June 12, 2017, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution for no new fossil fuel infrastructure, in both the city of Seattle and urged the state of Washington, home to the nation's largest proposed oil train terminal in Vancouver, WA, to...Read More

Ocean Acidification and Warming: The Economic Toll

Ocean Acidification and Warming: The Economic Toll
In a new study authored by Dr. John Talberth and Ernie Niemi of Natural Resource Economics, CSE reviewed the economic consequences of ocean acidification and warming – the two most prominent effects of climate change on our oceans – and...Read More

Forest Carbon Tax and Reward: Creating more jobs and carbon in the woods.

Forest Carbon Tax and Reward: Creating more jobs and carbon in the woods.
Deforestation, forest degradation, and unsustainable forest practices are major drivers of climate change. Deforestation and other land-use changes have released approximately 150 gigatons of carbon to the atmosphere since 1850, roughly one-fifth of the current atmospheric total. The contributions from...Read More

Fossil Fuel Risk Bonds: Making Polluters Pay for the Climate Crisis

Fossil Fuel Risk Bonds:  Making Polluters Pay for the Climate Crisis
One of the most aggravating aspects of the climate crisis is the fact that fossil fuel companies are passing on huge financial risks to taxpayers and politicians are simply turning their backs on the problem instead of holding those companies...Read More

Economists: New BLM Logging Plan Would Generate More Economic Harm than Good

Economists: New BLM Logging Plan Would Generate More Economic Harm than Good
Center for Sustainable Economy has teamed up with Ernie Niemi of Natural Resources Inc. in Eugene to lodge a formal protest of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new long-term logging plan for western Oregon on the grounds that the...Read More

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