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    UN Climate Negotiations: analysis of latest positions

    Oscar Reyes
    14 May 2009
    Article
    A new global climate treaty is shaping up to have carbon trading at its centre, creating new loopholes to avoid cleaning up the climate
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    Will China save the world from depression?

    Walden Bello
    19 May 2009
    Article

    The world is looking at China to save it from depression, but China has built its export based economy on the backs of its rural population, which is too poor to absorb the industry's output now that global demand has slumped.

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    The illusion of stabilization

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 May 2009
    Article
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    Dancing the Afghan Jig

    Saul Landau
    25 May 2009
    Article
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    Ancient memories (Part I)

    Saul Landau
    28 May 2009
    Article
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    Good cop, bad cop an unremarkable one

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    25 May 2009
    Article
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    The Leviathan has gone berserk

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    14 May 2009
    Article
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    Case on killed wild rams: continuation

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    14 May 2009
    Article
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  12. Horse trading at the UN

    International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
    19 May 2009
    Article

    NGOs in the drug policy field have criticised the outcome of the recent elections to the United Nation’s International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) because the process of trading votes between member states has led to the exclusion of some of the most highly qualified candidates, and the re-election of at least one candidate who does not fit the stated criteria, Tatyana Dmitrieva.

     

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    BJP succumbs to Moditva

    Praful Bidwai
    02 May 2009
    Article
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    ‘One small detail about Miami… there are many good people as well’

    Saul Landau, Gerardo Hernandez
    13 May 2009
    Article
  16. INCB elections

    Martin Jelsma
    20 May 2009
    Article

    On Monday the 18th, at the UN-ECOSOC session in New York, elections took place for six members of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). The Board consists of only 13 members, so almost half of this UN body was up for election. Taking a look at the INCB-section on our website quickly reveals our troubled history with this ‘quasi-judicial’ and supposedly independent body that monitors compliance with the UN drug control treaties.

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    Carbon Trading: flaw at the heart of Democrats’ climate bill

    Oscar Reyes
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The oil, gas and coal industry lobbyists who have spent almost $45 million on President Obama´s clean energy plan in recent months need not worry: it is so full of holes that US industry could avoid making any reductions at home until at least 2026, rendering talk of a 17 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 largely meaningless.
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    Polluter Shell paid for CO2 storage in Dutch town of Barendrecht

    Adelei van der Velden
    05 May 2009
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    Carbon trading from Kyoto to Copenhagen

    Oscar Reyes
    23 May 2009
    Article
    Climate change is a structural problem that came about, largely, through the continued exploitation of fossil fuels as a cheap fuel source since the industrial revolution

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