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    Global problems, global solutions: why we need a UN Economic and Social Security Council

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    International inequality, worldwide climate change, the drug trade, increased migration – the list of issues for which global action is needed keeps growing. Yet despite the large number of international institutions, there are none that can effectively deal with these problems. Is a new international body the answer?
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    Collision course: free trade’s free ride on the global climate

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Economic activity can cause environmental degradation, it is clear. But just how great is the impact of international trade on the global environment? This study focuses on the extent to which the transportation of goods around the world increases greenhouse gases and leads directly to climate change.
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    Measuring the haze: quantifying environmental and health impacts of urban energy use

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    The urban poor suffer disproportionately from the effects of air pollution. Could changes in patterns of urban and domestic energy use reduce outdoor and indoor air pollution? How can recent advances in environmental economics contribute to pro-poor cost-benefit analysis of options to tackle the growing problem of foul air?
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    Risks of disaster: the great reversal of human progress?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Do global warming and bad development suggest a historical reversal of human progress? Is the development community failing to grasp the links between global warming, natural disasters and unsustainable development? Is conventional economic development undermining the markets of developing countries and reducing their capacities to cope with climate change?
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    Air of mystery: health benefits of cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    The long-term consequences of global warming associated with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are under discussion world-wide. The impact on public health, however, is often classed as a side effect. Should public health carry greater weight in climate- related policy-making? What are the potential short-term health benefits of GHG reduction?
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    The rise of the environmental refugee: nightmare in the making?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Is environmental degradation set to create new waves of displaced people seeking asylum in the north? Will refugee camps and shantytowns foster civil disorder, pandemics and political extremism to threaten the interests of the developed world? Or is the concept of ‘environmental refugee’ a dangerous distraction from central issues of development and conflict resolution?
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    Budget 2003 and Aviation [UK]

    Environmental Audit Committee, UK Parliament, 2003
    This paper responds to the March 2003 discussion document released by the UK Treasury and the Department for Transport (DfT) entitled Aviation and the Environment: Using Economic Instruments.
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    Children's environmental health: risks and remedies

    Population Reference Bureau, 2002
    This policy brief (part of PRB’s Emerging Policy Issues in Population, Health, and Environment series) explores children’s special vulnerability to environmental hazards such as smoke from traditional fuels and from emerging risks such as exposure to an increasing number of hazardous chemicals.
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    The economics of worldwide coral reef degradation

    International Coral Reef Action Network, 2003
    Estimates in this report state that coral reefs provide each year nearly US$ 30 billion in net benefits in goods and services to world economies, including, tourism, fisheries and coastal protection. Yet, according to this report, coral reefs are under heavy pressure. Already, 27% is permanently lost and with current trends, a further 30% is at risk of being lost in the coming thirty years.
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    Corporate governance and climate change: making the connection (2003)

    Investor Responsibility Research Center, 2003
    This report examines how 20 of the world’s biggest corporate emitters of greenhouse gases are factoring climate change into their business strategies and governance practices.All of the companies profiled in this report are taking some governance actions to respond to climate change.

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