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Blog Archives: March 2009

March 30, 2009

Here Comes the G20

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

All eyes are on London this week for the G20 Summit. In a column that ran in 27 countries on Monday, U.S. President Obama has called for "a new kind of global economic cooperation." Unfortunately, last week’s comments from Czech Prime Minister Topolanek on U.S. policy being the "way to hell," and from Brazilian President Lula on white, blue-eyed bankers” as the source of our current problems don’t sound like global cooperation to me. Read more 

Topics: Climate Change

March 19, 2009

Field Notes: No, Not “That” Crisis!

Linda Hwang, Former Manager, Research

It’s been raining all day here in Istanbul on this fourth day of the 5th World Water Forum. As I dodge puddles and armed security, I keep thinking about the poor timing of this rain. Not because I—along with 20,000 other Forum participants—am getting soaked, but because rain never seems to fall where or when we need it. And where it does fall, we get too much all at once and then can’t use it.  Read more 

Topics: Water

March 5, 2009

Field Notes: Helping Guide GHG Protocol’s “Scope 3”

Ryan Schuchard , Associate Director, Climate Change

As BSR goes to press with “Looking for Signs Along the Road to Copenhagen,” the debate about whose emissions are whose and what constitutes progress is heating up. It is going to get hotter, because it looks more likely that the WTO will enforce prospective border measures on carbon. Read more 

Topics: Climate Change



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