sustainable development

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Dec 17, 2013

Center of Concern’s Director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project Addresses United Nations Expert Committee on Financing for Sustainable Development

International economist Aldo Caliari urges United Nations committee to recognize the benefits of monetary system reform and financial regulation to help safeguard public resources needed to finance sustainable development. Video recording of Caliari's live presentation at the UN can be found at 01:53 into the program captured by UN Web TV.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 27, 2013

CoC Offers Views on Macroeconomic and Financial Aspects of Sustainable Development

This week a United Nations intergovernmental body mandated to craft proposals for what the new goals on Sustainable Development should look like, met to consider the macroeconomic and financial policy aspects of that agenda. Center of Concern’s team member Aldo Caliari provided key inputs for those deliberations, held at the UN Headquarters in New York. At a panel on November 26th, 2013 he delivered a statement on behalf of the civil society organizations’ Finance and Trade Issues cluster. At a side-event the day before, on food price volatility, he discussed the theme “Facing the financialization of food markets: why, where and how in the post-2015 development agenda.”


Rio + 20: Message falls short of planetary needs (August 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Aug 28, 2012

Rio + 20: Message falls short of planetary needs (August 2012)

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20) was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012. In an article appeared on Center Focus, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari provides an assessment of the outcomes.

The original Rio Conference, held in 1992, formally endorsed the concept of sustainable development: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  “The limits of the Earth ecosystem may have seemed a compelling factor to consider then, but perhaps never so compelling as it is at the current moment,” the article states.

RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 17, 2012

RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Today, prospects for sustainable development remain a serious challenge as our global economy, our natural environment, our social well-being, and our political structures are in crisis.

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari speaks at a panel focused on the economy in this dialogue on "Gender Equity and Sustainable Development," organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.