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Should Obama Follow Ambitious Recommendations?

The Clean Air Act and new cap-and-trade legislation are both good policy options to address global warming; they can and should be developed simultaneously.

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Rattling Supply Chains

The Effect of Environmental Trends on Input Costs for the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry

This report develops a future scenario---named "Ecoflation"---in which policies and natural resource constraints force firms to add environmental costs to the costs of doing business. It estimates a 13-31 percent reduction in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) by 2013 and 19-47...

Federalism in the Greenhouse

Defining a Role for States in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program

This policy brief presents the competing arguments for state-led and federal-led climate legislation, and argues for a third—“hybrid”—approach that maximizes the strengths of each level of government.

Poor in Senegal Denied Benefits of Forest Resources

In many developing countries, forestry policies systematically exclude the poor from the wealth of the forests around them. Senegal provides an interesting example of how even good policies can fail to deliver the benefits they are intended to provide.

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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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