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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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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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Freedom of Information Victory in India

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p>For the first time in its ten-year history, the National Environmental Appellate Authority* (NEAA) has overturned a decision by the Government of India, quashing an environmental clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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