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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1992
GENERAL, POLICY AND ECONOMICS
The Road from Rio, G. Porter, I. Islam, 17 pp., Aug. 1992, $10.
EESI (Environ. & Energy Study Inst.), 122 C St. NW, S. 700, Washington DC
Intended to stimulate action on a limited number of innovative initiatives
as a continuation of EESI's recent work on defining a new agenda for U.S.
support of global sustainable development. The agenda has four major portions:
ending U.S. isolation on the global environment; taking proper steps within the
U.S. (such as adopting a carbon tax); expanding, reorienting and coordinating
U.S. assistance for developing countries; and strengthening multilateral efforts
to support sustainable development.
Report from the START Regional Meeting for Southeast Asia (IGBP
Rep. No. 22), 114 pp., 1992 (no charge). Intl. Geosphere-Biosphere Prog. (IGBP)
Secretariat, Royal Swed. Acad. Sci., Box 50005, S-10405 Stockholm, Swed.
This meeting for the IGBP Global Change System for Analysis, Research and
Training (START) was arranged in collaboration with the Human Dimensions on
Global Environmental Change (HDGEC) Program in Thailand, Jan. 1992. The report
includes nine general workshop recommendations, proposals for establishing START
regional research centers in Indonesia and Thailand, country presentations and
working group reports.
World Bank reports: Available from world-wide distributors, or
World Bank Book Store, 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC 20433 (202-473-2941):
The World Bank and the Environment--Fiscal 1992, 152 pp., Oct. 1992,
$8.95. This third annual report presents the Bank's principle environmental
activities in the context of findings of the World Development Report 1992
(following) and agreements reached at the June Earth Summit, as well as future
initiatives. A major topic is the Global Environment Facility, restructured in
1992 to serve as the international funding mechanism for the climate change
convention as well as the Montreal Protocol. Other topics include forest policy
and World Bank relations with the NGO community.
World Development Report 1992: Development and the Environment,
308 pp., June 1992, $16.95. Describes strategies for balancing economic growth
and development with environmental concerns. Titles of some of the background
papers for the report: "Growth and Welfare Losses from Carbon Emissions
Restrictions: A General Equilibrium Analysis for Egypt," "The Effects
of Restrictions of Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions on the Indian Economy,"
"World Energy Subsidies and Global Carbon Emissions."
Joint Statement by International Business--Presented to the Fifth
Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Framework
Convention on Climate Change, 3 pp., Feb. 1992 (no charge). World Coal
Inst., 3 Logan Pl., Kensington, London W8 6QN, UK (tel: +44-71-373-0799).
Argues that the economic well-being of developing nations hinges greatly on
activities of the industrialized world. Any framework convention should, like
the Montreal Protocol, provide for a process of assessment and revision, and
should contain measures that are comprehensive, flexible, rational and
Backs to the Future: U.S. Government Policy toward
Environmentally Critical Technology, G. Heaton, R. Repetto, 65 pp., May
1992, $12.95. WRI (World Resour. Inst.) Publications, POB 4852, Hampden Sta.,
Baltimore MD 21211 (800-822-0504; 410-516-6963).
Establishes criteria for defining environmentally strategic technology and
outlines public policy changes necessary to promote its development and
application. Draws on interviews from experts in industry, government and
academia as well as from a survey of private sector trends, and sets forth a
broad range of practical reforms and new initiatives.
Global Climate Change and International Security--Report on a
Conference Held at Argonne National Laboratory, May 8-10, 1991
(ANL/RP-75587), M. Rice (Argonne Nat. Lab.), 32 pp., 1991. NTIS:
Five themes emerged from the papers and discussions held in conjunction with
the Midwest Consortium of International Security Studies: general circulation
models and predicted climate change; effects of climate change on agriculture,
especially in the Third World; economic implications of policies to reduce
greenhouse emissions; the sociopolitical consequences of climate change; and the
effect of climate change on global security.
Economic Instruments for Environmental Protection,
Environment Canada, 72 pp., 1992 (no charge). Environ. Can. Inquiry Ctr.,
Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0H3, Can. (819-997-2800).
A discussion paper released as the first step in achieving sustainable
development, set out in Canada's Green Plan. The goal is the balanced
use of regulations and market-based approaches for environmental protection.
Discussion includes tradable permits and tax instruments related to global
warming and ozone protection.
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