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Pure Profit

Financial implications of environmental performance

Examining 13 companies in the U.S. pulp and paper sector, this report provides a new method of assessing a company's prospective financial exposure to environmental risks that could give investors an edge when making investment decisions.

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?

Climate Protection Policies

Can We Afford to Delay?

This report explains why delaying policy implementation threatens to make climate protection more, not less, costly while also postponing potential benefits from early action.

Frontiers of sustainability

Environmentally sound agriculture, forestry, transportation, and power production

Spells out a realistic and workable plan that ensures a healthy stock of environmental and natural resources assets. Examine environmental performance and trends in agriculture, electricity generation, transportation, and pulp and paper manufacturing.

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?

Breaking the Logjam

Obstacles to forest policy reform in Indonesia and the United States

Examines underlying economic, social, and political forces that drive forest conversion and exploitation and reforms in which local participation, national institutions, donor assistance, and international action can promote effective forest management.

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.

Drowning the National Heritage

Climate Change and U.S. Coastal Biodiversity

Examines the status of coastal biodiversity and the potential impacts of climate change. Evaluate various policy responses and recommend specific changes to protect the biological wealth of these vital ecosystems.

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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