Guest blogger: Dave McEvoy

Environmental Economics

On Monday I read this: Negotiators  eked ou t a global  agreement  to fight climate change during an environmental summit in the Peruvian capital, Lima, early Sunday. The approach taken by this agreement is quite different from that of the more familiar  Kyoto Protocol.

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RePEc journal rankings

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I am writing to you to see if you help me getting hold of the latest rankings of the journals in Environmental Economics. Here are the environmental and resource journals in the top half of the RePEc list (the first number is the RePEc rank):  43 Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 104 Environmental and Resource Economics. 123 Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. 448 Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy.

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Top journals in environmental and resource economics according to Google Scholar

Environmental Economics

Here are the top journals in environmental economics :   Publication. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Environmental and Resource Economics. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. Environmental and Resource Economics. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Environmental and Resource Economics. The Review of Environmental Economics and Policy doesn't show up anywhere.

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LEAKED: Secret Trade Document Reveals Weak Environmental Standards

Sierra Club Compass

free trade agreements have been legally enforceable and included a list of environmental treaties that countries committed to uphold. Today's leaked text—which is both unenforceable and does not include obligations to uphold commitments made under environmental treaties—does not meet the standard set by Congress. Last fall, 24 environmental organizations sent  a letter to the U.S.

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Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

Green Prophet

It joined together with six other Arab countries to sign an agreement to protect migrating sharks in Middle East waters from illegal shark trading including finning. As reported in the Gulf News, delegates from the UAE, Mauritania, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Jordan, Somalia, Syria and Comoros met in Dubai recently to sign a historic agreement and attend a workshop organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in association with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water.

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The first issue of JAERE is available

Environmental Economics

List Source: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vol. Abbott Source: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vol. Weitzman Source: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vol. Karney Source: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vol. List Source: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vol.

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Pacific Rim Trade Talks May Become Even More Secretive

Sierra Club Compass

It''s unacceptable because not a single word of draft text has been released to the public, despite the fact that the agreement has been under negotiation for more than three years and would affect the lives of millions of Americans and others across the globe. proposal is legally binding and would commit countries not only to enforce domestic environmental laws, but also to enforce commitments made in international environmental agreements.

Stalemate: U.S. and Japan Fail to Advance Trade Talks

Sierra Club Compass

President Obama recently wrapped up a meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where the leaders once again failed to make a breakthrough on their deadlock in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). There are still a great number of red flags surrounding the pact that spell trouble ahead for the agreement. Photo: WikiLeaks.

Astonishing Facts About Wetlands


The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that wetlands are vital in the life cycle, whether for breeding, laying eggs or as a food source and habitat of two thirds of fish worldwide, including shellfish, commercially harvested in the United States [11]. The Smithsonian Research Environmental Research Center is conducting an experiment in the tidal marshes of Chesapeake Bay to determine the effects of water pollution and climate change on wetlands. .

‘Super’ Greenhouse Gases Targeted by India and US Task Force

Green (Living) Review

Minister Ramesh stated during the workshop that the ozone treaty was “the world’s most successful international environmental agreement” and that India has always complied with its phase-out obligations, often ahead of schedule. Washington, DC, February 2011 – On Friday, significant progress was made toward addressing emissions of ‘super’ greenhouse gases when India and the US agreed to establish an Indo-US Technical Task Force on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs.

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6 Things Mike Froman Must Do As the Next U.S. Trade Representative

Sierra Club Compass

For example, the Trans-Pacific Partnership – potentially the largest free trade agreement ever – has been under negotiation for over three years and may conclude as early as this October. Strengthen environmental rules in trade agreements. Agreements must also take steps to address trade-related conservation issues, such as the illegal timber trade. liquid natural gas (LNG) comes with significant environmental and economic risks.

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"U.S. asked for more time on climate policy"

Environmental Economics

This includes a review of policies relating to climate change and the Paris Agreement," Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on the sidelines of the meeting. "While Dave McEvoy on international environmental agreements in this book : As of today, the Kyoto Protocol remains the only international treaty requiring binding greenhouse -gas emissions limits. I think that China is participating in the Paris Agreement

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Same urgent cooperation needed on Climate Change as the Ozone Layer

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is urging the international community to cooperate on climate change in the same way that they united for the protection of the ozone layer. On 16th September, the UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer commemorates the signing of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol, which are the most widely ratified multilateral environmental agreements to date.

A Ruby Red Mystery Flows from Lebanon’s River

Green Prophet

The Environmental minister Nazem el-Khoury and his team of experts hastily launched an investigation involving scientists, police force and lawyers but the source and cause of the redness still remains uncertain, some sources talk about dye being dumped by upstream factories. First, environmental degradation, even when visible, slowly risks becoming normalized within societies. Think of the benefits this is having on environmental research.

Trade and Environment: A Resource Book

The Green Changemakers

MB) Trade and environment policy is increasingly intertwined and the stakes are nearly always high in both trade and environmental terms. Our hope is that those actively involved in trade and environment discussions—as practitioners, as scholars and as activists—will be able to draw on the analysis and opinions in this book to help them advance a closer synergy between trade and environmental policy for the common goal of achieving sustainable development.

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UNU-IAS Reports and Policy Briefs

The Green Changemakers

Willis Biofuel production and use in Africa have been linked to numerous environmental and socio-economic impacts. Whether these impacts are positive or negative depends on a multitude of factors such as the feedstock, the environmental/socio-economic context of biofuel production, and the policy instruments in place during biofuel production, use and trade. At the same time, environmental sustainability is being lost.

4 climate finance priorities for the Biden administration


811 million in bilateral allocations for environmental programs addressing biodiversity protection, sustainable landscapes, renewable energy and adaptation: Congress directed that at least $811 million in bilateral assistance — given directly to other governments — be used for environmental objectives, a $5 million increase compared to fiscal year 2020. Funding for 2021 was one area where the Trump administration and Congress were in full agreement. $32

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