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Forest Tenure Reform in China
Resources magazine: To boost domestic forest production and correct rural–urban income disparity, China is putting forest management rights into the hands of its citizens.
Beyond CO2: The Other Agents of Influence
Resources magazine: Cutting emissions of soot and methane—two short-term contributors to climate change—would slow warming while improving human health and food security.
US Status on Climate Change Mitigation
The United States is on course to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 16.3 percent from 2005 levels in 2020—despite a lack of comprehensive climate legislation. RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw and coauthor Matthew Woerman examine the factors contributing to this outcome.
Managing Rural Water Systems: Keys to Success
Resources magzine: A study of village drinking water associations in Costa Rica reveals why some communities are effective at providing safe drinking water, while others fail.
Connecting Environmental Economics and Policy in Developing Countries
Resources magazine: Environment for Development (EfD) initiative Director Gunnar Köhlin talks about EfD’s achievements as it marks its fifth year and its goals for more policy-relevant environmental economics research in developing countries.
Eco-certification in Developing Countries: Truth in Advertising?
Resources magazine: RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman documents the surprising lack of hard evidence that eco-certification benefits the environment and describes some of the first rigorous studies showing that it can.
Tax Incentives for Developing Sewage Treatment Capacity in China
RFF’s Anthony Liu and coauthor Junjie Zhang examine the uneven development of sewage treatment plants throughout China and explore the relationship between tax incentives and investments in such infrastructure.
Resources 2020 with Joseph E. Stiglitz
2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences Joseph E. Stiglitz delivered the first in a series of lectures celebrating RFF's 60th anniversary. Archived video of the event is now available.
Why Environmental Policy Rarely Follows Economic Advice
RFF’s Dallas Burtraw explains that economic approaches to environmental policy need to consider the complex interactions of federal, state, and local governance institutions to be fully effective.
Voluntary Brownfields Certification Programs and Property Values
Many studies of brownfields highlight the benefits of cleanup to the site itself. RFF Fellow Joshua Linn looks at the effects of voluntary certification programs on neighboring property values.
US Energy Subsidies: Effects on Energy Markets and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
RFF researchers look at how federal energy-related spending programs and tax provisions impacted US emissions of carbon dioxide between 2005 and 2009, finding a change toward reductions in emissions over that time period.
Modeling “Leapfrog” Development in American Exurbia
Two RFF discussion papers examine residential development in exurban areas of the United States, highlighting the uncertain outcomes of zoning codes.
Blue Carbon: A Potentially Winning Climate Strategy
Protecting coastal mangrove forests may be a highly competitive, cost-effective approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study by experts from RFF and the University of California, Davis.
The True Cost of Electric Power
In a new RFF report, Senior Fellows Dallas Burtraw and Alan Krupnick take a close look at the options for fully measuring the cost of electric power, including costs to society from pollution and the associated health and environmental impacts.
RFF Releases Review of Shale Gas Regulations by State
A team of RFF experts examined regulations and surveyed regulators in 31 states with current or near-future shale gas development. More than 20 types of regulation are presented in a series of maps, showing regulatory patterns nationwide.
Climate Change & Developing Countries Considerations for Rio+20
Resources magazine: Can an international solution to climate change respect the economic aspirations of developing countries? RFF University Fellow Thomas Sterner argues that it must.
Tax Reform: Impact on U.S. Energy Policy
RFF President Phil Sharp recently appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. The full written testimony is now available online.
The Challenge for Rio+20: Funding
Resources magazine: Edward Barbier argues that without new financing mechanisms, little progress can be made toward combating global warming, environmental degradation, and poverty at Rio+20.
Cap and Trade in California: Auction Revenues and Options for the Electricity Sector
In two new RFF discussion papers, Dallas Burtraw, David McLaughlin, and Sarah Jo Szambelan take a look at California’s pending cap-and-trade program, examining the implications of appropriating auction revenues, for the electricity sector and the state generally.
Reliability in the Electricity Industry under New Environmental Regulations
In a new discussion paper, RFF researchers analyze the expected impacts of two new EPA rules aimed at reducing air pollution from the electricity sector.
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