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Thirty-Five Years since the Emergence of the Green Guard in the Liberal Party

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Republished from Challenge the Green Liberal Democrat Magazine Felix Dodds is an author of 14 books and 1 comic on sustainable development. His latest book is “Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world” which he wrote with the co-chair of the UN negotiations Ambassador David Donoghue and the Guatemalan negotiator Jimena Leiva Roesch. He was the Chair of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens (2011) and co-director of the Nexus Conferences (Water-Food-Energy-Climate) 2014 and 2018. Last year he had his first comic out with UNICEF Santa’s Green Christmas Father Christmas Battles Climate Change – it will be a YouTube video this Christmas.  He is also President of Amber Valley Liberal Democrats and a former Chair of the National League of Young Liberals (1985-1987). Introduction A number of the Green Guard got together in late November to remember one of our fallen comrades; Mike Harskin who died in 1992…

Moody's to take climate change into their credit rating for state and local bonds

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A little background. Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, protecting the integrity of credit. Our ratings and analysis track debt covering more than:
130 countries11,000 corporate issuers21,000 public finance issuers76,000 structured finance obligations
Credit ratings and research help investors analyze the credit risks associated with fixed-income securities. Such independent credit ratings and research also contribute to efficiencies in fixed-income markets and other obligations, such as insurance policies and derivative transactions, by providing credible and independent assessments of credit risk.  In Moody’s default studies validate our predictive ratings. Our published research and investor briefings draw thousands of attendees each year and keep investors current with the rationale underlying our credit opinions. a very im…