This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash's annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has invited members of the press to join in a conversation about what we think will be the environmental stories to watch in the coming year.

Executive Summary

Stores To Watch in 2009

  • Will the economic stimulus be green?
  • What are the prospects of Congress passing climate legislation?
  • How will the U.S. work with China?
  • Will we see a new weapon for protecting global forests and stopping illegal logging?
  • Questions & Answers