Goodbye recycling? (E. Jeffries)

Author Elisabeth Jeffries Keywords Environment; Economic conditions; Household waste; Recycling Abstract Explains the reasons for the downturn in the UK waste industry and its impact on the recovered paper and card, metals and plastics sectors. Considers whether the storage of surplus paper waste as sanctioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and […]

Implementing the UNCCD: towards a recipe for success (C. Bassett & J. Talafre)

Author(s) Charles Bassett and Joana Talafre Keywords Environment;International law; Deserts; Environmental protection; Foreign investment; International development; International environmental law Abstract Comments on the lack of international political will to translate the provisions of the Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa 1994, into international action. Reviews the […]

Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet (T. Jackson)

Author Tim Jackson Keywords Economic growth; prosperity and well-being; global population; sustainability; developed nations; environmental impact of economic activity Abstract * With a new Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales * 10% of proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to rainforest protection. * Is more economic growth the solution? Will […]

The next stage of sovereign wealth investment: China buys Africa (E. Doriye)

Author Elirehema Doriye Keywords Africa ; China ; Foreign investment; Human rights; Sovereign wealth funds Abstract Analyses the sovereign wealth investment activities of the Chinese Government in Africa . Considers the reasons why not only the China Investment Corp but other state-owned entities are investing in African national resources, and Africa is being seen as […]

The WTO’s environmental progress

Author Steve Charnovitz. Keywords Environment; International trade; World Trade Organisation Abstract Discusses the link between trade and the environment by giving an overview of key institutional changes at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and jurisprudence developments related to environmental issues, focusing on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 Art.XX and WTO Appellate Body […]