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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.
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World Policy Announces Expansion to Loyola Marymount University The World Policy and Loyola Marymount announce the World Policy Institute at LMU, a first of its kind, interdisciplinary research and academic center.

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Al Gore presides over Arctic Roundtable 

As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. 

World Economic Roundtable with Vicente Fox 

In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 

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