Top Headlines Of 2011: Revolution, Earthquake, Debt Bomb and Climate Talks

Top Headlines Of 2011: Revolution, Earthquake, Debt Bomb and Climate Talks

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Summary

2011 was a year in immense turmoil. In fact so much happened last year (2011) that it gets rather complicated to highlight some of the most significant events. At Green Conduct we covered nearly all of the major sustainability related news stories in great depth. It is off course impossible to prioritize some events over others but here are four of our most covered news stories, and a selection of excellent articles from our archives on each topic.

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 7:32am

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2011 was a year in immense turmoil. In fact so much happened last year (2011) that it gets rather complicated to highlight some of the most significant events. At Green Conduct we covered nearly all of the major sustainability related news stories in great depth. It is off course impossible to prioritize some events over others but here are four of our most covered news stories, and a selection of excellent articles from our archives on each topic.
 
The Arab Spring
The Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests in the Arab world that began on Saturday, 18 December 2010. So far there have been revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt; a civil war in Libya; civil uprising in Bahrain, Syria and Yemen, and major protests in a wide range of other countries in the region.
 
 
The Economic Crisis (debt crisis)
2011 was swamped by news on the sovereign debt crisis which is an ongoing financial crisis that made it difficult for some countries in the Eurozone to re-finance their government debts without aid from third parties. In the United States on the other hand there was a debt-ceiling crisis which started as a debate in the United States Congress about increasing the debt ceiling. The immediate crisis ended when a deal was reached that raised the debt ceiling and reduced proposed increases to future government spending. The crisis in both Europe and the United States are still ongoing and will probably get loads of news attention in 2012. We frequently reported on both events.
 
 
The Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster in Japan
The Great East Japan Earthquake took place on Friday, 11 March 2011 and created a gigantic Tsunami which in turn caused a number of nuclear accidents in the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The Japanese authorities confirmed 15,848 deaths, 6,011 injured and 3,305 people missing, as well as over 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. Here is some of our coverage on this tragic event.
 
 
The Climate Change Conference 2011 in Durban, South Africa (COP17)
The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 11 December 2011 to establish a new treaty to limit carbon emissions. While some declared it a success, scientists and environmental groups warned that the deal was not sufficient enough to avoid global warming beyond 2 °C. This was the most covered event by Green Conduct in 2011 and this is a large portion of what was published.
 
 
More articles can be found here.
 
Green Conduct make every effort to cover major events and news stories related to sustainability and we hope you will take your time visiting our website from time to time for more fascinating news stories throughout 2012 and beyond.

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Stefan Alvemo
Green Conduct
http://www.greenconduct.com/
Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Debt | Earthquake | Sustainability | climate | revolution

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