Documents on the Global Environment


Elwell, W. T., et al., "The Depletion of American Forests," The Century, vol. 48, issue 1 (May 1894).

Stephan Libiszewski: Water Disputes in the Jordan Basin Region and their Role in the Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. August 1995

Thomas Homer-Dixon, "On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict," 1991

Thomas Homer-Dixon, "Strategies for Studying Causation in Complex Ecological Political Systems," 1995

Valerie Percival and Thomas Homer-Dixon, "Environmental Scarcity and Violent Conflict: The Case of Rwanda," 1995

Treaties on the Protection of Antarctica

REPORT SEES GLOBAL WARMING CREATING MORE ILLNESS IN WORLD, July 1996

Susan R. Fletcher, Senior Analyst in International Environmental Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, "Biological Diversity: Issues Related to the Convention on Biodiversity" May 15, 1995

Susan R. Fletcher, Senior Analyst in International Environmental Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, "Biological Diversity Treaty: Fact Sheet, May 1995

Larry Parker and John Blodgett, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, "Climate Change: Three Policy Perspectives," October 25, 1994

John R. Justus and Wayne A. Morrissey, Science Policy Research Division, Congressional Research Service, "Global Climate Change," Updated March 18, 1996

Arlene Wilson, Specialist in International Trade and Finance, Economics Division, Congressional Research Service, "GATT, Trade Liberalization, and the Environment: An Economic Analysis," April 5, 1994

Eugene H. Buck, Senior Analyst in Natural Resources Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Living Resources Provisions," December 19, 1994

Julie Lyke, Presidential Management Intern, U.S. Forest Service with Susan R. Fletcher, Specialist in International Environmental Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, "Deforestation: An Overview of Global Programs and Agreements," October 21, 1992

Susan Fletcher, Senior Analyst in International Environmental Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, "International Forest Agreements: Current Status," September 11, 1995

Marjorie Ann Browne, Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division, Congressional Research Service, "The Law of the Sea Convention and U.S. Policy," Updated December 14, 1995

Eugene H. Buck, Senior Analyst in Natural Resources Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, "Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: International Management of a Shared Resource," March 8, 1995

James E. Meilke, Specialist in Marine and Earth Sciences, Science Policy Research Division and Marjorie Ann Browne, Specialist in International Relations, Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division, Congressional Research Service, "Antarctica: Environmental Protection, Research, and Conservation of Resources,"April 5, 1995

David E. Gushee, Senior Fellow in Environmental Policy, Office of Senior Specialists, Congressional Research Service, "Montreal Protocol Negotiations: Should the HCFC Phaseout Schedule Be Accelerated in 1995?" October 12, 1994

World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development

The Second UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) 3-14 June 1996

The Convention on Biological Diversity

United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Forests

International Forest Policy Initiatives Since UNCED

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa

Framework Convention on Climate Change

CNN News, "Asian logging giants extend reach: Rainforests are major targets," August 18, 1996

Global Environment Facility Home Page

Biopolitics International Organization

MULTITEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF DEFORESTATION IN HONDURAS, (1965-1992), LUIS M. MARTINEZ, SAMUEL RIVERA, MONICA JONES, GERMAN SABILLON

Deforestation Backgrounder, adapted from Reporting on the Environment: A Handbook for Journalists, Sharon M. Friedman and Kenneth A. Friedman, published by the Asian Forum of Environmental Journalists in cooperation with the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand, 1988

09/23/96, WORLD BANK CITES PROGRESS TOWARD "NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM"

Natural Resources Defense Council

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)

"INVENTION OR CONTRIVANCE? Biotechnology, Intellectual Property Rights, & Regulation," by Michael Lane, prepared for the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity Jakarta, Indonesia, November 1995

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE AS NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY: HELPING THE FORMER SOVIET UNION FIND SOLUTIONS TO ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, Robert L. Dunaway, INSS Occasional Paper 4, November 1995, USAF Institute for National Security Studies, US Air Force Academy, Colorado

The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming Home Page

World Bank, Monitoring Environmental Progress

World Bank, Environmentally Sustainable Development

Rocky Mountain Institute

United Nations Global Climate Change Secretariat

The U.S. Global Change Research Information Office

Global Environment Facility Home Page

Peter H. Sand, "The Potential Impact of the Global Environment Facility of the World Bank, UNDP and UNEP"

Center for International Environmental Law

U.S., Department of Agriculture, The Joint Agricultural Weather Facility

International Institute of Tropical Forestry

China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development

The Earth Network for Sustainable Development

Earth Summit Watch

Zero Population Growth

Statement of The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, before the Committee on International Relations, United States House of Representatives, July 24, 1997

Testimony of David Hales, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Center for Environment,U.S. Agency for International Development, before the House International Relations Committee, July 24, 1997

STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, REGARDING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS, Presented by Dean R. Kleckner, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, July 24, 1997

Testimony of David A. Smith, Public Policy Director of the AFL-CIO, To the House Committee on International Relations, On Global Climate Negotiations, July 24, 1997

Statement of Peter DeBrine, Program Officer, Climate and Energy Program, World Wildlife Fund before the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, July 24, 1997

"Evolving Economies from Lose-Lose Vicious Circles to Win-Win Cooperation and Sustainability," Dr. Hazel Henderson

"The Global Environment Facility: A Self-Assessment." by Mohamed T. El-Ashry, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

"Sustainable Rhetoric vs. Sustainable Development: The Retreat from Sustainability in World Bank Development Policy," By Lisa Jordan Bank Information Center For the Rio +5 Conference February 24, 1997

"Perverse Incentives: Subsidies and Sustainable Development," by A.P.G. de Moor, Institute for Research on Public Expenditure, The Netherlands

"THE ROLE OF MAJOR U.S. FOUNDATIONS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENDA 21: The Five-Year Follow-up to the Earth Summit," by Norman Myers and Noel Brown

"Principles of Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development: Summary and Survey: A study in the Field of International Law and Related International Reports," Prepared for the Earth Charter Project by Steven C. Rockefeller

"Ecological Footprints of Nations: How Much Nature Do They Use? -- How Much Nature Do They Have?" by: Mathis Wackernagel, Larry Onisto, Alejandro Callejas Linares, Ina Susana López Falfán, Jesus Méndez García, Ana Isabel Suárez Guerrero, Ma. Guadalupe Suárez Guerrero

"Measuring Progress in the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity" (Draft Version), A Special Focus Report by IUCN to the Earth Council

REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992), Chapter 15, CONSERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

World Resources Institute, "Biological Diversity"

World Resources Institute, Page of Biological Diversity

"Biodiversity: The Most Fundamental Issue," By: Thomas, J. Lovejoy, AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE - Tuesday, 1 March 1994

"Climate Politics in Western Europe: Regional and Global Dimensions" Peter Newell, Climate Network Europe

REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992), Chapter 9, PROTECTION OF THE ATMOSPHERE

World Resources Institute, "Protecting the Atmosphere"

REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992), Chapter 11, COMBATING DEFORESTATION

World Resources Institute, "Combatting Deforestation"

World Resources Institute, Frontier Forests Initiative

"NGO Report on the Convention to Combat Desertification for Rio + 5," Prepared by Richard Ledgar on behalf of the RIOD Steering Committee - January 1997

"Sustainable Development in the Oceans: Special Focus Report prepared for the Rio+5 Forum," by Elizabeth Mann Borgese, International Oceans Institute

Health and the Environment Five Years After the Rio Conference by Rosalie Bertell, PhD, GNSH International Institute of Concern for Public Health, Toronto, Canada

"Special Focus Report on Education Rio+5: From Agenda to Action," March 13-19, 1997, Submitted by : Dr. Carol A. Zinn, SSJ. Co-chair, International Education Council, Project Global 2000, Global Education Associates

"Lighting the Path to Progress: Women´s Initiatives and An Assessment of Progress since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)," Submitted by Women´s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Sustainable Development, Gender and Local Power: ANDAR’s experience with medicinal plants

REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992), Chapter 14, PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

World Resources Institute, "Sustainable Agriculture"

REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992), Chapter 34, TRANSFER OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND TECHNOLOGY, COOPERATION AND CAPACITY-BUILDING

World Resources Institute, "Technology Transfer"

"Biogas in India: A Sustainable Energy Success Story," Rene Karottki and Gunnar Boye Olesen

Is Energy currently Contribuiting to Sustainable Development? Contribution to the Earth Council Rio + 5 Review Rio de Janeiro, March 13-19, 1997, Global Energy Observatory Project Observatoire Mondial de L' Energie G E O / O M E

E7 Special Focus Report on Sustainable Energy Development (Summary Report), Submitted to : The Rio+5 Organizing Committee January 1997

THE ENGINEER’S RESPONSE TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT by THE WORLD FEDERATION OF ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS , January 10, 1997

The Power to Choose: Creating a Sustainable Energy Future by: Christopher Flavin , Senior Vice-President Worldwatch Institute

United Nations, Earth Summit +5

United Nations, Global Change and Sustainable Development: Critical Trends, Report of the Secretary-General

United States Information Agency, Page on Climate Change

United Nations, Framework Convention on Climate Change

eco, The Climate Action Network Newsletter

Global Change, electronic edition

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Glossary of Climate Change Terms

National Safety Council, "Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science"

Global Climate Change Information Programme

Global Climate Coalition

Weathervane: A Digital Forum on Climate Change Policy

6 Billion Human Beings

Jorge Nef, Environmental Insecurity

ENVIRONMENTAL DIPLOMACY: THE ENVIRONMENT AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY, United States Department of State, April 22, 1997

Conservation on the Indian Subcontinent

"OUR GLOBAL FUTURE: CLIMATE CHANGE," The Hon. Timothy E. Wirth, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, Department of State, September 15, 1997

Resources for the Future

World Wildlife Federation, State of the Climate

US Global Change Research Information Office

United Nations Environment Program, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Natural Resources Defense Council, Countdown to Kyoto

Global Warming Central

International Arid Lands Consortium

International Society for Environmental Ethics

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

Center for Environmental Security, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

U.S., Department of Defense, Defense Enviornmental Network and Information Exchange (DENIX)

"The Strategic Importance of Water," KENT HUGHES BUTTS, Parameters, Spring 1997, pp. 65-83.

"Climate Change: Evidence and Implications," Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summaries for Policymakers

BONN TO KYOTO: THE ADMINISTRATION'S POSITION ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE TREATY, HEARING
BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ONE HUNDRED FIFTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, NOVEMBER 13, 1997

GLOBAL CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS: OBLIGATIONS OF DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
ONE HUNDRED FIFTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, JULY 24, 1997

University of Toronto, The Project on Environmental Scarcities, State Capacity, and Civil Violence"

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Environmental News Network, Climate Change

U.S., Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming

World Bank, Environmental Agencies on the Web

US Department of Agriculture, World Soil Resources Web Page

US, Agency for International Development,  ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE AND
THE
NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

Susan E. Rice, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Business Briefing: UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Indian Treaty Room, The White House, Washington, DC, September 15, 1998

Stuart E. Eizenstat, Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Remarks on climate change ministerial, "Tokyo Ministerial on Climate Change"   Tokyo, Japan, September 18, 1998

Melinda L. Kimble, Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Testimony Before the House Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, "Buenos Aires Climate Change Meeting: Status of Negotiations," Washington, DC, October 6, 1998

Dr. Janet Yellen, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, Testimony Before the House Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Washington, DC, October 6, 1998

Melinda L. Kimble, Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Briefing on Global Climate Change at USIA Foreign Press Center, Washington, DC, October 14, 1998

Stuart E. Eizenstat, Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Speech at the Center for National Policy, "Fighting Global Warming: From Kyoto to Buenos Aires and Beyond," Washington, DC, October 28, 1998

Melinda L. Kimble, Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Intervention by the United States of America - Support for Item Six on the COP-4 Agenda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2, 1998

Melinda L. Kimble, Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Fourth Session of the Conference of the Parties, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Plenary Statement of the United States of America, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2, 1998

Melinda Kimble, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and Ambassador Mark Hambley, Special Negotiator for Climate Change, U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, Briefing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2, 1998

Melinda Kimble, Head of Delegation/Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Ambassador Mark Hambley, Special Negotiator for Climate Change, and Dirk Forrister, Chairman of the White House Task Force on Climate Change, U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties-4 Press Briefing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 5, 1998

Ambassador Mark Hambley, Special Negotiator for Climate Change, U.S. Delegation COP-4, Intervention -- U.S. Statement on Flexibility Mechanisms, Joint Session of the Subsidiary Bodies, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 4, 1998

Melinda Kimble, Head of Delegation/Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Mark Hambley, Special Negotiator for Climate Change, and Dirk Forrister, Chairman of the White House Task Force on Climate Change, U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties-4, Press Briefing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 6, 1998

Melinda Kimble, Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Mark Hambley, Special Negotiator for Climate Change, and Dirk
Forrister, Chairman of the White House Task Force on Climate Change, U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties-4, Press Briefing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 9, 1998

Stuart Eizenstat, Head of Delegation/Under Secretary of State, U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties-4, Press Briefing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 14, 1998

Global System for Sustainable Development, MIT

Press Briefing by the U.S. Delegation, Sixth Meeting of the Working Group on Biosafety, Convention on Biological Diversity, Cartagena, Colombia, February 18, 1999

Frank E. Loy, Under Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Doherty Lecture, University of Virginia Center for Oceans Law and Policy, Washington, DC, May 11, 1999

Environmental Quality And Regional Conflict By Donald Kennedy With David Holloway, Erika Weinthal, Walter Falcon, Paul Ehrlich, Roz Naylor, Michael May, Steven Schneider, Stephen Fetter, and Jor-San Choi, December 1998, A Report to the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict Carnegie Corporation of New York

Edward Goldsmith, "Can the Environment Survive the Global Economy?" The Ecologist, Vol. 27, no. 6 (1997)

United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Outlook 2000, 15 September 1999

Tufts University, Global Development and Environment Institute

Dr. Harlan L. Watson, Senior Climate Negotiator and Special Representative, U.S. Department of State, Remarks to The Royal Institute of International Affairs Conference on "DELIVERING KYOTO: CAN EUROPE DO IT?: Political, Industrial and Environmental Dimensions", Chatham House, London, United Kingdom, October 2, 2001

John F. Turner, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Remarks at Envirolaw Conference 2002, Durban, South Africa, August 23, 2002

"An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security," October 2003, A report commissioned by the U.S. Defense Department, by Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall

Elizabeth Economy, "A Blame Game China Needs to Stop," Washington Post, December 3, 2006

United Nations, Water for Life, 2005-2015

United Nations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis, Summary for Policymakers, Paris, February 2007

MSNBC, "U.S. projects steep rise in CO2 emissions," 3 March 2007

Media Matters for America, "Myths and falsehoods about global warming," 23 March 2007

Andrew C. Revkin, "Poor Nations to Bear Brunt as World Warms," New York Times, 1 April 2007

Peter S. Goodman and Peter Finn, "Corruption Stains Timber Trade: Forests Destroyed in China's Race to Feed Global Wood-Processing Industry," Washington Post, April 1, 2007

Andrew C. Revkin, "Reports From Four Fronts in the War on Warming," New York Times, 3 April 2007

US, Climate Change Science Program, "International Scientific Panel Approves Report on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability," 6 April 2007

UN, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fourth Assessment Report,
"Climate Change 2007: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability," 6 April 2007

George F. Will, "Fuzzy Climate Math," Washington Post, April 12, 2007

The CNA Corporation, "National Security and the Threat of Climate Change," April 2007

Elizabeth Economy, "China vs. Earth," The Nation, April 19, 2007 (May 7, 2007 issue)

Thomas Homer-Dixon, "Terror in the Weather Forecast," New York Times, April 24, 2007

The Economist, "China may become the world's single biggest polluter sooner than you think," 25 April 2007

The Economist, "Tackling climate change: A bargain," May 4, 2007

Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli, "Potential Water Conflicts in the Middle East," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 367, July 4, 2007

Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley, "As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deadly Extremes," New York Times, August 26, 2007

US, General Accountability Office, "Climate Change: Expert Opinion on the Economics of Policy Options to Address Climate Change," GAO-08-605, May 9, 2008

United Nations Environment Programme, AFRICA: Atlas of Our Changing Environment, June 2008

Bret Stephens, "Global Warming as Mass Neurosis," Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2008

David Evans, "No smoking hot spot," The Australian, July 18, 2008

Justin Gillis, "Carbon Emissions Show Biggest Jump Ever Recorded," New York Times, 4 December 2011

William Shaw, "Will Emerging Economies Repeat the Environmental Mistakes of their Rich Cousins?," International Economic Bulletin, Carnegie Endowment, 1 March 2012

Rob Huebert, Heather Exner-Pirot, Adam Lajeunesse, and Jay Gulledge, "Climate Change & International Security: The Arctic as a Bellwether," Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, May 2012



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