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Symposium on America, Europe, and the World: Session Two: Economics and the Environment (Audio)

Speakers: Tom Burke, William A. Pizer, Adam S. Posen, and Angel Ubide
Presider: Bruce Stokes

Listen to experts discuss implications of the relationship between economic and environmental issues for the United States and Europe.

This symposium was made possible by the generosity of the European Commission and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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Newsweek: Just the Tree of Us

Author: Jerry Adler

Senior Editor Jerry Adler reports on where the three U.S. presidential candidates stand on the environment and why some environmental advocacy groups, such as the League of Conservation Voters, which influences mainstream environmental groups, are still undecided on which candidate to endorse.

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The Race for Resources: Conflict in the 21st Century [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]

Speakers: Leon S. Fuerth, Paul J. Kern, and David G. Victor
Presider: Paul B. Stares

Concerns are increasing about the consequences of global climate change, rising consumption rates, and population growth on the availability of natural resources, including water, land, forests, oil, gas, and a variety of minerals. In the face of scarcity, are we likely to see a rise in violent conflict over valuable resources? Or is the probability of 'resource wars' much less than feared? Speakers discuss these issues at a meeting cosponsored with the Council’s Center for Preventive Action.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The Great Leap Backward?

Author: Elizabeth C. Economy

China's environmental woes are mounting, and the country is fast becoming one of the leading polluters in the world. The situation continues to deteriorate because even when Beijing sets ambitious targets to protect the environment, local officials generally ignore them, preferring to concentrate on further advancing economic growth. Really improving the environment in China will require revolutionary bottom-up political and economic reforms.

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