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Governing Uncertainty
A new book from RFF Press explores how government regulatory systems can satisfy the desire for scientific innovation while also taking into account the direct and indirect effects of 21st century emerging technologies, particularly in the face of scientific uncertainties.
Combining Policies for Renewable Energy
Renewable energy proposals are gaining steam, but new research suggests that mix-and-match policymaking can short-circuit emissions reductions.
Valuing “Windows on the World”
RFF researchers look at alternative ways to measure the value of Earth observation images, including emerging applications for monitoring forest carbon.
What Came of COP-15?
In a four-part Weathervane series, RFF Senior Fellow Ray Kopp takes a closer look at what the Copenhagen conference on climate change means for domestic and international climate policy in the U.S.
How EPA's Air Rules Analysis Stacks Up
New research by RFF Visiting Scholar Arthur G. Fraas suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency's uncertainty analysis still doesn't meet expectations.
Balancing Conservation and Development
New research highlights the economics of critical developing world issues such as deforestation and water supply.
NGO Strategy and Corporate Behavior
A new book from RFF Press brings together leaders from the social sciences, NGOs, and corporations to assess how environmental NGOs seek to influence business, and what causes them to succeed or fail.
Economics and Ecosystem-Based Management
A new book from RFF Press describes the different economic tools which inform and improve ecosystem-based management (EBM).
Estimating the Cost of Oil Price Shocks
Nonresident Fellow Stephen P. A. Brown and Stanford economist Hillard G. Huntington explore the security externalities that arise from oil disruptions and show what a policy to integrate these costs into the market might look like.
Event: Climate Policy Under the Clean Air Act
Panelists debate the legal and practical aspects of greenhouse gas regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency at the March First Wednesday Seminar. Video, audio, and transcript available.
Introducing the Forest Carbon Index
Watch a virtual presentation of RFF researchers describing an innovative project mapping the world's forest carbon resources.
Hospital-Acquired Infections: Costly Killers
Sepsis and pneumonia – caused by deadly microbes picked up in hospitals – take the lives of 48,000 patients annually – adding more than $8 billion in health care costs.
Can a Price Collar Unleash the Power of Offsets?
Emissions offsets are expected to play a big role in cap and trade, but controlling costs will be crucial to make these markets work.
Designing Fishing Quota Programs to Net the Biggest Gains
Kailin Kroetz and RFF Nonresident Fellow James Sanchirico assess the trade-offs involved in designing market-based individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs for fisheries.
Event: Extreme Weather and Climate Change
A panel of experts discusses how climate change will increase the risk of extreme weather events and the role of regulators, government, and the insurance industry in responding to this challenge. Video available
EPA v. Climate Change
Visiting Scholar Nathan Richardson argues that the Environmental Protection Agency’s case for regulating greenhouse gases may may be weaker than many think.
Assessing Risk via Expert Elicitation
Nature magazine highlights RFF Senior Fellow Roger Cooke’s use of expert elicitation, and recommends that it be used in gauging climate change risks.
Rosina Bierbaum: The Changing Climate for Development
Watch a virtual presentation of Dr. Bierbaum's talk from last month's Hans Landsberg Lecture, in which she details the disproportionate impact of climate change on developing countries and their role in a low-carbon future.
Burtraw Testifies on California Cap and Trade
RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw outlines potential pitfalls in implementation of California’s AB32 climate legislation.
Taking a Census of the World’s Forests
Can satellite imagery provide improved measurements of global forests? A new RFF Report asserts that space-based observations will give us the best—and most timely—data on forest inventory.
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