The link between the environment and economics with Bob Keefe
Germany’s “Umwelt Bundesamt” talks about the new “Green Economy. “They claim the present economic system is destroying our natural resources with the result of eroding the prosperity of future generations”. They say that “Business as usual” in industrialised countries’ are resource-intensive, and with emerging countries following suit, it is not a feasible course for the future, which is why transforming into a Green Economy is necessary. . But this is Germany; what is the rest of the world saying? Are other countries, including the US, the world’s largest economy, moving towards a Green Economy with clean energy? Is a new economic development model with positive connections between ecology and economics emerging? In this episode, we explore what is going on worldwide and in the world’s biggest economy to advocate intelligent business practices and politics that link the economy and the environment with the perspective of saving our environment for future generations.
Bob Keefe, is the Executive Director of E2 and the author of “Climatenomics: Washington, Wall Street and the Economic Battle for our Planet”, available on Amazon. E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. E2’s more than 10,000 members and supporters work and do business in every state in the country and internationally. E2’s members have been involved in the financing, founding or development of more than 2,500 companies that have created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. Bob speaks regularly about the economic benefits of smart environmental policies; the clean energy economy; jobs and related issues and has been widely quoted in publications nationwide. Prior to joining E2 in 2011, Bob spent more than 20 years as a political, business, and environmental journalist.