Climate Change, Human Rights and Moral Thresholds (S. Caney)

Author(s) Simon Caney Keywords frameworks, impacts of climate change, human rights-centered analysis, cost-benefit, security-based analyses, right to life, right to health, right to subsistence, ethics, anthropogenic climate change, violation of rights, policy, mitigation, adaptation, compensation, international relations, vulnerability Abstract EXTRACT: “I argue that: 1. Climate change jeopardizes some key human rights. 2. A “human-rights”-centered analysis […]

Poisoned for Pennies: The Economics of Toxics & Precaution (F. Ackerman)

Author Frank Ackerman Keywords Pricing, Environmental Protection, Regulatory Costs, Precaution, Uncertainty, Dioxin, Benefits, Pesticides Regulation, Costs, Preventable Childhood Illness, Problem Plastic, Impacts of REACH, Developing Countries,United States Respond, Economics and Precautionary Policies, Arrow-Hurwicz Analysis, Fawcett Report, Atrazine Research Abstract “Cost-benefit analysis” is a term that is used so frequently we rarely stop to think about […]

The Economics of Endangered Species: Why Less is More in the Economic Analysis… (A. Sinden)

Author Amy Sinden ( Temple University ) Keywords Environment, environmental law, Endangered Species Act, Cost-Benefit Analysis Abstract The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the paradigmatic “absolutist” statute of American environmental law. One provision, however, allows economic considerations to play a role in a particular determination – the designation of an area as “critical habitat” for […]