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I have been shocked now for three days straight. I feel like I entered into a dream and haven’t woken up yet. It just gets more and more strange. Monday I took the tap taps up to Petionville by myself. This city is so unreal. Imagine Time Square on steroids except it’s a free-for-all for...
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Wow, I wasn’t expecting anything like this. Poverty is so systemic it’s mind-boggling. Seven million people live in Port au Prince and their entire city and society make me feel as if l am on a different planet.
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Almost all contracts for the purchase of the rights to the carbon in forests are drafted by attorneys representing the buyers, not the sellers… the indigenous communities that live in those forests.
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I have been fortunate to be part of the treaty development team for the Milennium Consumption Goal Initiative. Being part of this has helped me think more deeply about sustainability. The more I think about it, the more I realize that of all the good intentioned measures that are being developed to help people find...
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There will be several discussions on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSP) at the Commission on Sustainable Development meetings taking place at the United Nations this week and next week. I will be a panel member at one of those events. One of the issues being addressed is what role the United Nations should play in...
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From time to time, I hear people advocating for an International Environmental Court. Their argument, as best as I can ascertain, is that environmental problems are unique and require heightened attention in the courts, tribunals and arbitration panels of the world.Of all the dispute resolution mechanisms currently available, the one most often used to provide...
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