Issues / Environment
It's painfully clear, as the blood spills on both sides of the Chad border, that the consortium of international oil companies and their allies at the World Bank won't let anything stop a drop of oil from flowing to global markets.
Firestone Natural Rubber Company is facing increasing international scrutiny for exploiting the people and natural environment of Liberia.
We're so beyond the Cold War and September 11th that weve entered a new era altogether. FPIF columnist Michael T. Klare warns us all to get ready and tighten our belts.
In her comment Beyond Kyoto, Ruth Greenspan Bell seconds the importance of performance standards and discusses the challenges of implementation.
global warming, climate change, performance standards, emissions, fuel efficiency, China, India, environment, cap and trade, carbon dioxide, 60-Second Expert
In this continuation of an FPIF debate on climate change, Hoff Stauffer argues that the Kyoto model is not going to make a dent in global warming. Stricter standards on factories, autos, and appliances is the better way to go.
persistent organic pollutants, environment, EPA, Stockholm Convention, Rotterdam Convention, pesticides, toxic chemicals, UNEP, PCBs
The United States is not just missing the boat on global warming. Washington's policy on toxic chemicals is also, well, toxic.
The World Bank backed down in a dispute that illustrates what's wrong with lending to poor nations for oil and gas production.
The coming years will undoubtedly witness intensive negotiations on global warming as concerns mount and the quantitative approach under the Kyoto Protocol makes little difference. As policy makers search for more effective and efficient ways to slow the trends, they should consider the fact that harmonized environmental taxes on carbon are powerful tools for coordinating policies and slowing climate change.