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Global Warning or Is Environment Actually Politics?

Article discusses the relation between climate negotiations and states’ interests on the international arena, if environmental conferences bring substantial results in fighting today’s environmental problems and what tool is actually the most useful in fighting them. By Alisa Fazleeva. (06/24/2014)

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International Trade and Environment: a paradoxical but complementary subject

Author discusses how international trade and environmental issues complement each other.  By Patricia Galves Derolle.  (06/17/2014)

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Climate Change and Reinsurance: The Human Security Issue

Paper analyzes the effects of climate change on reiinsurance and human security issues. By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic & Carla Baumer. (02/10/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Prof. Smita Brunnermeier: BRIC countries

Interview with Professor Smita Brunnermeier of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Anuradha Kataria. Water Issues in India

IA Forum discusses India's water issues and policies with writer Anuradha Kataria. (04/30/2013)
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Why the Kyoto Mechanism Fails Again?

Paper abstract: After a lot of hot air, the disillusioning epilogue of the Arab Facebook revolutions is more firearms and less confidence residing in the region, and a higher (moral, economic and political) carbon energy price everywhere else. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (01/20/2012)
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The Forum (Summer 2011 issue): The EU

Our latest edition of The Forum features commentary and interviews from international experts discussing EU Security and The ECB, the Fed, and Economic Recovery.
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Legal status of displaced persons due to climate change

Author provides in-depth look at legalities of displaced persons due to climate change. By Dr. Judit Toth (10/12/2010)
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IA-Forum Interview: Cleo Paskal

IA-Forum speaks with Cleo Paskal about her book Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map . , and security issues related to climate change. (03/31/2010)
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Special Report Preview, Climate Change: Dr. Arvind Panagariya

In a preview of our upcoming special report, Dr. Arvind Panagariya discusses COP15 and balancing India's policies on climate change and economic growth. By M. Patel. (12/14/2009)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Kamal El Kheshen

Dr. Kamal El Kheshen, Vice President of the African Development Bank discussses the trade-off between climate change policies and economic growth policies in Africa. By M. Patel. (12/10/2009)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Mohamed Waheed, V. P. of Maldives

IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Mohammed Waheed, Vice President of Maldives, about the tradeoff between climate change policy and economic growth policy. (IA-Forum, 12/05/2009)
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The EU: A climate leader, but headed in the wrong direction

Author argues that the EU's actions to mitigate climate change so far have fallen short of its rhetoric. By Indur M. Goklany. (09/20/2008)
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Metaphors in EU Climate Change Policy: Defining a New Approach

2nd Place winning essay for IA-Forum Student Award. Author discusses EU efforts towards tackling global climate change. By Alysia Garmulewicz. (09/09/2008)
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The EU and Climate Change

2008 IA-Forum Student Essay winning piece that examines the EU's efforts to arrest climate change. By Richard Benwell. (07/26/2008)
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What the US Can Learn from Germany and Brazil in the Climate and Renewable Energy Arenas

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A Role for the World Bank in Cleaning Up Coal

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Retrofitting Coal-Fired Power Plants in Middle-Income Countries: What Role for the World Bank?

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The Launch of an Environmental Goods Agreement: A Timid Agenda

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What Policies Should States Adopt to Meet EPA’s Newly Proposed Carbon Emission Goals?

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Stopping Distance: What Every 16-Year-Old Knows about Climate Change

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7 Billion People, One Planet

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Does Natural Resource Scarcity Always Equal Conflict?

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Narendra Modi Faces Twin Challenges—Oil and Water

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Who Owns The Arctic Part 2: Is Sustainable Development Possible?

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Reframing Climate Legislation: Lessons from Rhode Island

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Europe's Energy Dilemma

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Planned Relocations in the Context of Climate Change: The Time to Get Ready is Now

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The Flexibility in the Obama Administration's Emission Reductions Proposal

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Challenges to the European Union’s Post-2020 Climate and Energy Framework

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EDITORIALS
Our Collective Failure

Climate change...are we running out of time? By Pratik Patil. (02/04/2013)
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India’s Water Woes

Examines the quantitative and qualitative water issues facing India. By Anuradha Kataria (01/27/2013)
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Which Policy to Address Climate Change?

Author examines potential impacts of climate change and policy options to combat it. By Julian Morris, International Policy Network. (12/09/2009)
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Climate Smart Aid Is Anything But

International organizations like the World Bank and the UN are supposed to help the world’s poor. Fully convinced about doing good by curbing carbon emissions, they are pushing an anti-development agenda that has direct, negative effects on human welfare. By William Yeatman. (05/25/2009)
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The Wrongheaded Efforts of the EU to Addressing Climate

William Yeatman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, critiques EU efforts to tackle climate change. By William Yeatman, (IA-Forum, 09/05/2008)
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Popular Myths about the Emissions Trading Scheme

Roger Helmer, Member of the European parliament, debunks claims about the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). By Roger Helmer. (IA-Forum, 09/05/2008)
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Biofuel for Thought

Biofuels may be one of the dumber of the grand, well intentioned ideas of this decade. Yet they are here to stay, because of the Zeitgeist that says source-diversification is the Holy Grail of energy policy. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (First published by the Atlantic Community, 05/26/2008)
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Trees vs. Tusks

Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from hunting, harvesting, or poaching. By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson (09/02/2008)
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Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming

The Emmy, Oscar, and Nobel Peace Prize committees all seem to agree: global warming exists, humans cause it, and without Al Gore, we'd all be doomed. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published in the Claremont Review of Books online, 12/16/2007)
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An Energy Policy for Europe?

Critiques the current energy situation in Europe and calls for a re-examination of policy and direction. By Guillaume Le Grand. (IA-Forum, 2/21/2007)
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