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.
Governments employ new high-tech methods to catch those employed by the multibillion dollar business of illegally trading in endangered animals, but the market for exotic beasts persists.
This article examines the link between business and environmental protection.
Listen to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger discuss how environmentalism can stimulate economic growth through market innovation, while still protecting the earth for future generations.
Watch California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger discuss how environmentalism can stimulate economic growth through market innovation, while still protecting the earth for future generations.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs conducted a 17-nation poll on global warming. The results can be found here (PDF).
This summary paper is based on an assignment from DFID and the World Bank, in consultation with the State Ministry of Environment in Indonesia, to compile data and information that reflects the most updated state of knowledge of Climate Change in Indonesia.
Ice, snow and climate change are closely linked. The Global Outlook for Ice and Snow investigates those connections, the current situation of ice and snow and the global significance of changes, now and in the years to come.
Not until we more broadly "price in" the external costs of investment decisions across all sectors will we have a sustainable economy and society.
Senator Kerry says, as president, he would "restore America's leadership on combating climate change." He equates national security with energy security and says he would decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
Former governor Howard Dean says that environmental issues are national security issues and that oil money is used to teach Middle Eastern children "to hate the United States."
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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