No pot of gold at the end of the IMF rainbow

Cross posted from UN Dispatch

At this weekend's IMF and World Bank spring meetings, Global ministers warned that the economic crisis risks derailing the MDGs and, in the closing communiqué, "urged donors to accelerate delivery of commitments to increase aid, and for us all to consider going beyond existing commitments."  But, in the end, they did very little to provide immediate relief to the world's poorest.

The Route to Economic Recovery Lies in Climate Recovery

President Obama has invigorated the debate on climate action and clean energy both in the United States, and internationally.

This isn't just good news for our planet and energy security, but for our economic recovery and future prosperity as countries the world over fight the global recession.

In Britain and in the US, tough economic times led some people to say that we should row back on tackling climate change and delay any moves to a low carbon economy.

But now we know that the route to economic recovery lies in climate recovery.

Friday Laugh: E-cards for Climate Change-deniers and your favorite despot

"When you care enough to hit send." You can always count on someecards.com to put things in perspective. They don't disappoint with these Earth Day cards.

Not to be outdone, G20Voice blogger, Michael Kleinman answer the age-old query, "Why, why is it so difficult to find the perfect greeting card to send to your favorite dictator or despot?"

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