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Subtopic: Environmental Accounting 16 items found
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Can a Stew of Power Generation Regulations Clear the Air?
EPA is issuing major rules to reduce conventional pollutants (including SO2 and NOx) that will cost the electric utility sector tens of billions of dollars per year for costly new emissions-control equipment. Visiting Fellows Arthur Fraas and Randall Lutter ask, is it worth it?
Embracing Green-Growth Diplomacy
With the world gearing up for another round of international climate negotiations, RFF Visiting Scholar Nigel Purvis says it is time to jumpstart the transition to low emissions development by reinventing global climate diplomacy.
Shaping the Future of America’s Outdoor Resources
Press Release: A new RFF study delves into the status of America’s outdoor resources, the demand for recreation, and the financing of conservation, parks, and open space.
Linking Ecological Science and Economic Preferences
In a new RFF Discussion Paper, Senior Fellows James Boyd and Alan Krupnick examine a key conceptual issue central to effective interdisciplinary collaboration between economists and ecologists.
Could Uncertain Forest Inventories Hinder Carbon Markets?
Incongruities in national forest measures from across the globe could present a stumbling block for the development of international forest policy, says Paul Waggoner.
The Political Economy of Environmental Justice
Poor people and minorities are more likely to live in neighborhoods at greater risk of environmental hazards. In a May 25 commentary, Spencer Banzhaf discusses public policy intervention on the grounds of environmental justice.
Can Catch Shares Save Fisheries?
In a May 18 commentary, Christopher Costello and Steven Gaines discuss issues in the design of catch shares and experience with this policy to date.
Managing Ecosystems: A Role for Science in Federal Policy
Shoring up the nation's ecological preserves will require more input from biophysics in government decisionmaking. An RFF First Wednesday Seminar examines prospects for drawing on science to restore and protect vital ecosystems. Video and audio available.
Why We Need to Treat Nitrogen as a Systems Problem
In this week's commentary, Andrew Manale provides an insightful discussion of the sources of reactive nitrogen, its environmental impacts, and why a comprehensive portfolio of policy approaches is needed to contain nitrogen pollution.
Oil Spills: The Deterrent Effects of Monitoring, Enforcement, and Public Information
In this week's commentary, Mark Cohen discusses the appropriate role of deterrence, monitoring, and targeted enforcement policies in reducing the frequency and size of oil discharges in a cost-effective way.
Stabilizing Atmospheric CO2 with Incomplete International Cooperation
How urgent is it that large emitters in the developing world be brought into an international agreement to control greenhouse gases? As discussed in this week’s policy commentary, the answer critically depends on the ultimate goals of climate policy.
Restoring Great Lakes Ecosystems: Worth the Cost?
In a March 23 commentary by Soren Anderson, Jennifer Read, and Donald Scavia, describes a wide-ranging set of recommendations to address pollution, inadequate capacity for wastewater treatment, and invasive species in the Great Lakes region.
Slouching Towards Copenhagen?
An RFF seminar analyzes the stumbling blocks ahead for the international community as it seeks to negotiate a sweeping new global climate agreement.
The Geography of Ecosystem Services
The information used to measure the conventional economy doesn’t capture the free public goods provided by natural systems, such as wetlands. RFF Senior Fellow Jim Boyd delves into this “missing economy of nature” and examines the essential role of geography in the study of ecosystem services.
A Call for U.S. Leadership on "Green" Accounting
RFF Senior Fellow Jim Boyd makes the case for developing an accounting system to monitor the "natural economy," and says removing congressional roadblocks is the first step.
Ecosystem Services and Government Accountability: The Need for a New Way of Judging Nature's Value
Senior Fellow James Boyd and Fellow Spencer Banzhaf call for the development of a rigorous system to measure ecosystem benefits.
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