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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in U.S. States

Observations and Lessons from the OTC NOx Budget Program

Reviews the performance of a multi-state emissions trading program for nitrogen oxides (NOx), implemented by states in the Ozone Transport Commission. Based on this review, recommendations are made for multi-state emissions trading for greenhouse gases.

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.

Measuring up

Toward a common framework for tracking corporate environmental performance

Calls for a new framework to measure and communicate corporate environmental performance based on four standard categories of environmental performance on materials use, energy consumption, non-product output, and pollutant releases.

Ozone Protection in the United States

Elements of Success

This report addresses a profoundly important question: given hard evidence that human activity is damaging the atmosphere, can we alter deeply embedded economic habits to forestall it?

Green fees

How a tax shift can work for the environment and the economy

Demonstrates how shifting tax burden can reduce environmental damages, increase economic production and income, and increase economic welfare overall.

The right climate for carbon taxes

Creating economic incentives to protect the environment

Explores the main components of a tax-reform strategy that promotes environmental improvement.

Ill Winds

Airborne pollution's toll on trees and crops...

Across the United States, air pollution is contributing to the decline and ultimate death of forest trees and to widespread losses in crop yields.

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