Ecological debt and global warming . Andrew Sims argues that developed countries have run up an ecological debt by over-using the global economy. Less developed countries may well seek compensation through international courts ? or, perhaps, through reverse debt swaps, in which environmental debts are exchanged for rich countries' equity. The way forward may be through the trading schemes envisaged in the Contraction & Convergence plans of the Global Commons Institute.
By New Economics Foundation, UK.
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Climate Change Policy The year 2002 marks a decade of legally binding commitments and frame-works for climate policy at the national and international level. This survey by Christiane Beuermann reviews climate change policy in the UK and Germany and outlines prospects for future developments. "Climate Policy: Towards an Agenda for Policy Learning Between Britain and Germany" is published by the Anglo-German Foundation. Germany, UK Policy Library Member
By Anglo-German Foundation., Germany, UK.