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Rio+8

An assessment of National Councils for Sustainable Development

Comparative analysis catalogues the different strategies pursued by NCSDs, areas of demonstrated achievement, and common obstacles.

Urban air pollution risks to children

A global environmental health indicator

Millions of children living in the world’s largest cities, particularly in developing countries, are exposed to life-threatening air pollution two to eight times above the maximum World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

Logging Burma's frontier forests

Resources and the regime

Uses satellite and field data to assess the impact of unsustainable logging on Burma's forests and establishes a link between logging policy, deforestation, and the political violence that has plagued the country in recent years.

All that glitters is not gold

Balancing conservation and development in Venezuela's frontier forests...

Warns that allowing uncontrolled extractive activities in Venezuela's Guayana region risks opportunities for economic growth and conservation. Identifies policy options for development plans with safeguard measures based on conservation, sustainability....

Think Piece On U.S. Foreign Policy

What are the potential significance and feasibility of increased integration of economic objectives and environmental objectives in U.S. foreign policy, and the projection of that integration into multilateral fora?

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