The Social Observatory of “la Caixa” wonders whether it is possible to
combine concern for the environment with economic growth. This study, one
of the first in its field, shows a positive link between eco-innovation and
the creation of employment, even in periods of recession.
Climate change is a very complex problem, and its possible solutions may
not be a matter of true or false, but of better or worse. We review two
books that talk about how this debate is ceasing to be a technical and
rational question to become a question of values and lifestyles.
What diseases are caused by the pollutants that we release into the
environment? Why do they affect children most? What repercussion do these
illnesses have on health and the economy? We interview Leonardo Trasande,
professor at New York University and an expert on the subject.
John Knox, United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the
environment, explains how climate change is endangering the right to life,
health, water, food, housing, development and self-determination.
Energy poverty is a growing phenomenon since the beginning of the crisis in
2008 and the highest incidence is found in certain socioeconomic groups.
What are the consequences of this reality? What structural measures would
be needed to tackle this problem?
Things are becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders, with the new
big data and artificial intelligence techniques that detect hidden wealth,
the abuse of aggressive tax engineering and money laundering.