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    Another Poll Suggests LAC Takes Climate Change Seriously

    Thursday, March 15th, 2007

    The recent ACNielsen poll suggested that Latin American nations may take the global climate change issue more seriously than most.  A new poll just published on the WorldPublicOpinion.org website appears to confirm it. The 17-nation* poll was organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (formerly the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations).  The countries picked […]

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    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part II

    Monday, January 1st, 2007

    In Part I, I looked at the implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) of the main body of analysis, discussion and policy recommendations in the Stern Review. Here in Part II, I look at the LAC-focused report commissioned by Stern as an input to the overall Review. Implications from the Back-up Report on […]

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    Will Lima Breathe Easier?

    Saturday, October 14th, 2006

    Lima Is Not for Asthmatics A recent post in Ecoperu warned that walking through Lima’s city center could prove hazardous to your health due to contaminants in the air that exceed international standards. I was a bit taken aback by this statement. It’s been over three years since I last walked Lima’s center, so maybe […]

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    WHO to Policymakers: Clear the Air

    Thursday, October 12th, 2006

    Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) challenged governments worldwide: save millions of lives by tightening your air quality standards. WHO issued the challenge while releasing the first major overhaul of its widely-observed Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) since 1997. WHO first released AQGs in 1987 in response to requests from governments for some guidance on […]

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