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  • Economic Growth Model is Rapidly Transforming/Degrading the Amazon

    Thursday, February 19th, 2009

    From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP): A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model However, responses by the governments of Amazonian countries indicate that efforts are under way on concrete action to deal with their environmental challenges. The population is increasing, reaching a level of 33.5 million inhabitants in 2007. […]

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    A Unique GEO for MEROSUR

    Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

    Last month a GEO for the Southern Cone Common Market (MERCOSUR or MERCOSUL) was finally unveiled with much fanfare by representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the meeting of MERCOSUR Environment Ministers. What’s a GEO? It’s probably the best known type of comprehensive environmental diagnosis available. “GEO” was the acronym for “Global […]

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    The Basics I: Open Wide and Say “Ah….”

    Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

    This begins a blog series on environmental law and policy that I like to call “The Basics.” This will examine some of the elements many experts think (and I agree) are necessary to have an effective environment policy. What are these? Some people might add to this list, but most agree on at least the […]

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