As China's economy keeps growing, so do its contributions to global warming and other environmental problems.
This Action Plan from the Indian Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change outlines the steps towards sustainable development and international cooperation on the issue.
Cement plants account for 5 percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide, the main cause of climate change. This article discusses how the whole industry has come under fire in the debate on global warming.
This report assesses the full impact of the livestock sector on environmental problems, along with potential technical and policy approaches to mitigation. The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to serious environmental problems.
Climate change is now recognized as a universal public issue that dominates global attention. This UNEP Year Book documents concerns that emerged during 2007 and focuses on the interplay between environment and globalization and the emerging challenge of climate change in the Arctic.
This report by the IEA's Coal Industry Advisory Board explores the potential for technology to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from burning coal and urges governments to assist the development of clean coal technologies.
Why smoggy skies over Beijing represent the world’s greatest environmental opportunity
This Belfer Center report discusses the current policy structures in place to combat climate change and international improvements that can be made.
To meet its obligations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations under the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union established the first cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide emissions in the world starting in 2005. This report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change discusses the development, structure, and performance of this system to date.
This article published by the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University reviews the actual experience in the world's largest offset market—the Kyoto
Protocol Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)—and finds an urgent need for reform.
This report describes CRA's approach to modeling the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007 to reduce emissions and summarizes the results of the analysis.
The Amazon was the chic eco-cause of the 1990s, revered as an incomparable storehouse of biodiversity. This article by Michael Grunwald examines how even though the Amazon has been overshadowed lately by global warming, it happens also to be an incomparable storehouse of carbon, the very carbon that heats up the planet when it's released into the atmosphere.
The push to get into the solar energy market is having unexpected consequences in China.
In this article for Newsweek, David Victor says that the deeper cause of China's recent power crisis lies in the fact that China's free-market policies—the same ones that led to China's extraordinary growth in the past decade—have eroded the government's ability to control its economy. In fact, the big challenge in the coming Asian century may not be China and India's burgeoning strength but their weakness.
This report is a submission of the Australian Government to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to demonstrate its capacity to account for its emissions and assigned amount for the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol.
The International Herald Tribune reports that almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the pollution caused by producing these "green" fuels is taken into account.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More