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In A Deluge of Consequences, the first World Policy e-book, intrepid journalist Jacques Leslie takes us along on a mythic, spell-binding trip to the bucolic kingdom of Bhutan, where the planet's next environmental disaster is set to unfold. 

 

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The  World Policy Institute understands that policymakers and opinion leaders need creative ways to catalyze innovation and engage wider coalitions in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.  By working with artists focused on the same issues, this cross-cutting initiative seeks to build a new, collaborative model for social change. 

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Reducing timber loss through responsible management of the world’s forest stock has the power to reduce poverty, conflict, and greenhouse gases. While the European Union, the United States, and a number of developing countries have already put in place some policies to promote forest sustainability, much more remains to be done. "Fairly Trading the World's Timber" details efforts to date and provides comprehensive proposals for much needed action.
Traditional and alternative energy technologies are consuming a rising amount of water per unit of energy, putting new demands on increasingly scarce water supplies, according to a new report from the World Policy Institute and EBG Capital. The trend has wide-ranging implications for policy, business, security, environment, justice, development, and sustainability. Now —as new energy policies are emerging– is the window of opportunity to add water to the agenda.
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Wealthy nations, led by the United States, should move to reduce or eliminate all tariffs on imports from developing countries as one way to help offset the extraordinary costs these countries face in confronting climate change.
Trading Up offers a new framework for understanding and responding to trade and globalization--one that balances a commitment to markets and open trade with dramatic efforts to reduce inequities and insecurities.