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  • Will Climate Policy Take A Back Seat During the Economic Slowdown?

    The financial crisis is currently at the front and center of the national debate, but if we limit our focus to near-term fixes on the economy, we will just defer requisite action on climate.

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  • A New Climate for the Forest Products Industry

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    p>The forest products sector holds an enormous stake in the coming economy defined by resource constraints, climate change policies, and shifting consumer values.

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  • Can Capturing Carbon Become a Reality?

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    p>Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both hailed as a "silver bullet" for the coal industry, and reviled as a pipe dream. The reality is that the U.S. needs CCS, and a comprehensive policy framework for rapid development and deployment.

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  • Leveling the Carbon Playing Field

    How can the U.S. maintain a competitive international playing field for carbon-intensive industries under U.S. global warming regulation?

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  • Predicting the Costs of Climate: Who Is Right?

    Some economic projections say that greenhouse gas limits will cause economic pain, while others predict economic gain. Why the big difference? It depends on the assumptions you choose--and now you can choose your own.

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  • Greenwatch Uganda Champions Information Rights

    Laws alone are not enough to ensure environmental protection. Civil society organizations often play a critical role in bringing those laws to life. In Uganda, Greenwatch has done exactly that for the country's laws on access to environmental information, the first of which passed in 1998.

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  • Video - Foresters Collude with Merchants: Coercing the Mayor to Cut the Forest

    These films show how Senegal's Forestry service, forest merchants, and other government agents are blocking local governments from playing their legal role in forest management and use.

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  • Bill Gates Calls for Capitalism That Serves the Poor

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    p>In a speech at Davos today, Bill Gates called for a more inclusive capitalism that "would have a twin mission: making profits and also improving lives for those who don't fully benefit from market forces." That is a major milestone in the evolving thinking of perhaps the most influential philanthropist of our time.

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