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Ecological debt and global warming


Ecological debt and global warming . Andrew Simms 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.

Environment Policy Resource.