Security Exchange Commission (SEC) Disclosure Project
The SEC Disclosure Project addresses the urgent need to restructure the economy’s rules toward a True Cost Economy as a key step to a cleaner planet and a healthier economy. Specifically we propose that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should require companies to disclose their pollution externalities in annual public filings. This will provide critical environmental information to the public, leading to responsible changes in the economy. Hope best emanates from bold, comprehensive, credible, and achievable plans, commensurate with the scale of the problem. With the vision of a True Cost Economy and better disclosure rules, a well-informed public can take corrective steps. See the Center for Economic Ecology for more information.
Canadian Report Card
Foundation Earth, with help from Canadian advocates, will produce a report card to grade Canada against a short list of bold steps being taken by countries worldwide to achieve a more true cost economy and a healthier planet. This is the second in a series entitled “The Economic Rethink: Who Does It Well?”. The first was circulated at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012 in Brazil.
Canada, once a leader on many fronts has fallen under the current national leadership. The report provides fuel to pressure opinion leaders and policy makers in Canada to wake up to what must happen to seriously address the needs of nature and humanity’s future via a true cost economy!
A True Cost Economy incorporates carrying-capacity considerations and accurate feedback systems to reduce and eliminate ecological destruction to the planet’s life support systems. This economic approach is viable and solves real problems. It replaces the current system of what is effectively a form of cheater economics. The hidden pollution costs of an unregulated industrial economy are in the trillions of dollars. That is the cheat. The Canadian report card will help people know what specific bold solutions need to be pursued.
Chile halts construction of huge gold mine, by Paulina Abramovich
Global warming talk heats up, revisits carbon tax, by Seth Borenstein
Economy has reached ecological limit, by Kathleen A. Culver
Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
Living Well Without Growth Seminar Launceston, Tasmania
Seventh Biennial Conference of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics University of Vermont, Burlington
Triple Bottom Line Investment Conference United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York NY 10004
11th European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference, ‘Crisis, Critique, and Change’ Torino, Italy
Ecologize the Economy Workshop, Austin, TX
Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
National Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA
4th Annual Biophysical Economics Conference University of Vermont, Burlington
19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC Warsaw, Poland
Welcome to Foundation Earth!
Extreme weather events are on the rise. The biosphere is becoming spastic. Economic instability is widespread and growth is stalling globally. In the next few years opinion leaders will increasingly wake up to what needs to happen to seriously address the needs of nature and humanity’s future. Are we ready?