January's letter from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick to World Trade Organization trade ministers proposes that the U.S. eliminate export subsidies for agriculture. William Krist, author of a new report--Making Doha a Developmental Round--says that this important step is just what the doctor ordered for developing countries and the United States.
Jennifer L. Turner and Timothy Hildebrandt were both published in the November/December issue of The China Business Review.
In this recent speech, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Randall Tobias delineated President Bush's AIDS Plan, focusing on prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction. The ambassador conveyed both the devastation and hope he witnessed on a recent trip to Africa. His full remarks are available here.
The Environmental Change and Security Project has just published its annual journal on population, environment, and security connections. Dr. Jane Goodall kicks off the diverse collection of articles with her assessment of population and environment connections in Africa. The 2003 edition also features commentaries on global poverty and U.S. national security. Read on for these pieces and much more on these critical yet neglected linkages.
Noted analysts Vincent Ferraro, Carol Lancaster, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Jeffrey D. Sachs, and John Sewell answer the question in commentaries for the Environmental Change and Security Project's ECSP Report. The next issue of ECSP Report will be released in October.
With increased interest in the game, the number of golf courses in China is destined to climb and with such growth comes serious environmental implications. According to Timothy Hildebrandt, managing editor of the Center's China Environment Series, there are real opportunities for China to limit degradation---but the push for an environmentally sustainable golf industry must be made now while courses are still in development.
The Spring 2003 issue of ECSP's newletter includes articles by Eckhard Kleinau and Jennifer Talbot on integrated indicators for population-environment programs and Anthony Kolb on population dynamics in the environmentally disastrous Aral Sea region.
The ECSP Index collects provocative statistics and quotes from world leaders on environmental change, population dynamics, global health, poverty, and security issues. To submit information to the index, please email ECSP.