Cited in a United Nations Development Programme Report

by John Brian Shannon

United Nations

In July of this year, the UN asked me to contribute an article to the United Nations Development Programme — and it is now published in a 60-page report.

I’m in the credits on page 2 and my article is published in full starting on page 26. The full report is downloadable as a PDF. Click here to download — you may need to click again when a new window opens.

GREEN ECONOMY IN ACTION: Articles and Excerpts that Illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts
August 2012

I would like to thank Hussein Abaza, who is the former Chief of the Economics and Trade Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and a person who has contributed unstintingly in the service of our civilization in several UN organizations for over 30 years.

I would be remiss if I did not express my appreciation to Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Environment and Energy Group Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme.

Grateful thanks also to Marjolaine Côté, Special Assistant to the Director Environment and Energy Group Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme.

Thanks due to Serena Bedwal, Environment and Energy Group Bureau for Development Policy United Nations Development Programme

Many thanks to Danielle Crittenden my Managing Editor at Huffington Post Canada who was the first editor to approve and publish the first version of this article which was titled As China Goes Green What Is Canada Waiting For?

I also owe thanks to Emma Ellwood-Russell, my editor at EcoPoint™ who published a later version of this article titled China Goes Green and to EnergyBoom.com which also published the last variant of this article China Motivated to Adopt Sustainable Energy Solutions.

The UNDP elected to generously provide a link to the EcoPoint™ website in the United Nations Development Programme report.

Please take a few moments to look over this 60 page report. I would be very interested to hear your comments about any part of it. Thank you.

John Brian Shannon

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ABOUT JOHN BRIAN SHANNON

I write about green energy, sustainable development and economics. My blogs appear in the Arabian Gazette, EcoPoint, EnergyBoom, Huffington Post, United Nations Development Programme, WACSI — and other quality publications.

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United Nations Development Programme Report Due in September

by John Brian Shannon

I have recently had the honour of being asked to submit one of my articles to the United Nations Development Programme – which is preparing a 60-page report summarizing the implementation of sustainable energy world-wide.

This report will be made available to the public in September and mine is one of the featured articles. Many thanks to Danielle Crittenden my Managing Editor at Huffington Post Canada who was the first editor to approve and publish the first version of this article which was titled As China Goes Green What Is Canada Waiting For?

I also owe thanks to Emma Ellwood-Russell, my editor at EcoPoint™ who published a later version of this article titled China Goes Green and to EnergyBoom.com which also published the last variant of this article.

Specifically, the UNDP has decided to publish the energyboom.com version which was titled China Motivated to Adopt Sustainable Energy Solutions crediting me as the authour and generously providing a link to the energyboom.com website in the UNDP report.

Congratulations to my Managing Editor at EnergyBoom – Nathanael Baker, who has researched and reported on the issues of renewable energy, sustainability, and climate change for over two years. He has provided research to the New York Times and The Economist, as well as being published on different media outlets including, The Energy Collective.

To read the article, as it appears at the energyboom.com website, please click on this link: China Motivated to Adopt Sustainable Energy Solutions

John Brian Shannon writes about green energy, sustainable development and economics from British Columbia, Canada. His articles appear in the Arabian Gazette, EcoPoint Asia, EnergyBoom, Huffington Post, the United Nations Development Programme – and other quality publications.

John believes it is important to assist all levels of government and the business community to find sustainable ways forward for industry and consumers.

Check out his personal blog at: http://johnbrianshannon.com

Check out his economics blog at: https://jbsnews.wordpress.com

Follow John on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/#!/JBSCanada

 

 

Christopher Hitchens: The Iron Lady’s Sex Appeal | MY COMMENT

Christopher Hitchens: The Iron Lady’s Sex Appeal — The Huffington Post – Canada
Danielle Crittenden, Managing Editor of The Huffington Post  January 12, 2012

MY COMMENT — Such writing! A cross between Shakespear­e and Robin Leach’s “Lifestyle­s of the Rich and Famous” always drawing you further in to a particular moment — where he wanted you all along — so that you could see what he saw.

That his politics were almost diametrica­lly opposed to my own and same goes for his religious views and who knows what other subjects we would have disagreed on — I couldn’t have cared less!

He was right about people who are great personalit­ies and also happen to be female. My own view on this; people are either great – or just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Life can keep one busy you know. Greatness sometimes must wait for an appropriat­e time.

Hitchens, Thatcher, Reagan, Gandhi, Churchill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and others, in spite of, or maybe on account of, previous incredible personal hardships found their greatness much earlier than most. Politics aside, our civilizati­on has been much enriched by them. And that’s the whole point, everything else is just commentary­.

Danielle, maybe you could post a monthly Hitchens article. He wrote on many subjects, some could be similar to the events we will see in 2012 and the years ahead. Thanks for this piece.