Ed Groark presents State of the World 2014: Governing for sustainability

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Ed Groark, Chairman of the Worldwatch institute, presented the annual report State of the World, this year themed "Governing for sustainability" at a seminar hosted by Norden i Fokus and Global Utmaning on the 7th of May 2014.

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Ed Groark presents State of the World 2014: Governing for sustainability

  1. 1. State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability Ed Groark Chairman Worldwatch Institute 1
  2. 2. www.worldwatch.org www.portlandhouse.com.au www.boston.com 2
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  7. 7. www.worldwatch.org Worldwide Upstream Oil & Gas Investment, 2000-2012 Source: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2012 7
  8. 8. www.worldwatch.org Worldwide Exploration & Development Spending Source: “Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted Capital and Stranded Assets,” 2013 8
  9. 9. www.worldwatch.org ”At the current rate of capital expenditure, the next decade will see over $6 trillion allocated to developing fossil fuels. With a limited and declining carbon budget, much of this risks being wasted on unburnable assets.” Source: “Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted Capital and Stranded Assets,” 2013 Stranded Assets 9
  10. 10. www.worldwatch.org  “… we are confident that none of our hydrocarbon reserves are now or will become ‘stranded’.”  ExxonMobil believes that … the scenario where governments restrict hydrocarbon production in a way to reduce GHG emissions 80 % [by 2050] is highly unlikely.”  “We believe that … an artificial capping of carbon- based fuels to levels in the “low carbon scenario” is highly unlikely.” Source: ExxonMobil, “Energy and Carbon -- Managing the Risks,” March 31, 2014 Exxon’s View 10
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  12. 12. www.worldwatch.org Investor-State Dispute Settlement Claims, 1993-2012 Source: UNCTAD, “Investor-State Dispute Settlement Database,” 2013 12
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  20. 20. Visit us: www.worldwatch.org 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

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