Ethical Markets released in late April its 2018 Green Transition Scoreboard® finding $9.3 trillion of private investments in green sectors worldwide, cumulatively since 2007.
This 2018 report: “CAPTURING CO2 WHILE IMPROVING HUMAN NUTRITION & HEALTH” also focuses on how productive capture of CO2 is making useful products and how expanding production of food in saltwater agriculture can achieve both better human nutrition and reduce climate risk.
Download the Report at www.ethicalmarkets.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GTS-2018-Full-Report.pdf
Global Private Green Investments – 2018
Sector and Amount in US$:
Renewable Energy $3,864,203,673,121
Energy Efficiency $2,038,487,667,163
Life Systems $1,891,555,846,366
Green Construction $1,072,360,379,757
Corporate Green R&D $ 505,274,742,000
Grand Total = $9,371,882,308,407
The report’s lead author, science policy veteran Hazel Henderson, CEO of Ethical Markets says “We found over-investment in the planet’s 3% freshwater, overlooking the other 97% saltwater and the many varieties of salt-loving halophyte) plants that already provide human food, grown on the 40% of degraded and desert lands, e.g. the highly-nutritious grain: quinoa, available in many supermarkets.”
The report‘s co-author, Tim Nash, Founder of Good Investing, assembles the research on the private investments in green sectors the Scoreboard tracks in Renewable Energy, Efficiency, Life Systems, Green Construction and Corporate Green R&D. Tim adds, “Green sectors are continuing to grow rapidly, outperforming most traditional sectors. At this rate, we will surpass $10 trillion of private investments in the global green economy this year”.
Many investors, start-ups and new opportunities are found in all green sectors, as well as in these new approaches: the rapidly-growing plant protein markets serving the widespread growth of vegetarianism, as well as in new uses for carbon and CO2, citing hundreds of statistics and references.
The report shows that these trends in better nutrition and increased carbon capture and re-use are also good news for the planet. “Pinpointing these investments and opportunities for desert-greening and using CO2 to make plastics, cement and other useful products only requires a new perspective …beyond existing cognitive biases including herd behavior in markets and theory-induced blindness!” says Henderson.
Read more from Hazel Henderson in her latest article in GreenMoney Journal’s Water Issue (March 2018) entitled “Global Transition to Halophyte Agriculture May Be Inevitable” – http://greenmoneyjournal.com/global-transition-to-halophyte-agriculture-may-be-inevitable
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