Issues / Environment

persistent organic pollutants, environment, EPA, Stockholm Convention, Rotterdam Convention, pesticides, toxic chemicals, UNEP, PCBs
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.
While melting ice caps and alarming shifts in ocean currents flashed across the headlines, little progress was made at December's climate change meetings.
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