- From the President: Thinking Globally about Growth and the Environment
- Editor's Note: Environmental Management in Developing Countries
- Infographic: Are Fuel Taxes Regressive?
- Goings On: Highlights of RFF’s Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
- Commentary: The Role of Green Technology Transfer in Climate Policy
- Q&A: Connecting Environmental Economics and Policy in Developing Countries: An Interview with Gunnar Köhlin
- Inside RFF
- Climate Change and Developing Countries: Considerations for Rio+20
Devising an effective international agreement on climate change that doesn’t halt developing countries’ progress on poverty issues means tackling the thorny subjects of fairness and equity.
- Managing Rural Water Systems: Keys to Success
A study of village drinking water associations in Costa Rica reveals why some communities are effective at providing safe drinking water, while others fail.
- Beyond CO2: The Other Agents of Influence
Cutting emissions of soot and methane—two short-term contributors to climate change—would slow warming while improving human health and food security.
- The Challenge for Rio+20: Funding
New financing mechanisms are necessary to achieve the sustainable development agenda set 20 years ago at the Rio Earth Summit.
- Eco-certification in Developing Countries: Truth in Advertising?
Two studies of organic coffee farms in Latin America provide some of the first hard evidence that eco-certification may improve environmental performance in developing countries.
- Forest Tenure Reform in China
Jintao Xu and Juha Siikamäki
To boost domestic forest production and correct rural–urban income disparity, China is putting forest management rights into the hands of its citizens.
- The Hidden Costs of Power: Health Effects of Coal Electricity Generation in India
Maureen Cropper and Kabir Malik
Emissions of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides from coal-fired power plants are costing Indians their lives. How stringently should these pollutants be regulated, and what form should regulations take?