Redistributive policy

Professor Umich Ford speaks about social justice and policy-making at events

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy organized a online seminar March 10 to discuss the intersection between social justice issues and environmental policy-making in the United States as part of their public policy and institutional discrimination lecture series. Joshua Bassechesformer associate professor of public policy, spoke on the equitable reduction of greenhouse gas […]

Regulatory policy

PA Ministry of Environmental Protection Updates Justice Policy

On March 11, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released for public comment an updated Draft Environmental Justice Policy (Draft EJ Policy), which would significantly expand the scope of the Environmental Justice Initiatives of the DEP with regards to permitting, enforcement, climate change, subsidies and oil and gas development. The draft EJ policy, […]

Regulatory policy

Letter: Changing energy policy | Opinion

When elected, for his green agenda, President Biden immediately canceled the Keystone Pipeline, heavily regulated oil and gas, cut jobs in the coal industry and, in a flash, made us more independent and energy vulnerable. While we have reduced our emission levels, China, India, Russia, Mexico – all major polluters – have not used any […]

Regulatory policy

Biden’s irresponsible energy policy is only getting worse – and he can’t blame Putin

It is impossible to overstate President Joe Biden’s recklessness when it comes to energy policy. Incredibly, it only got worse following the war in Ukraine. On Tuesday, Biden rushed to declare a US embargo on the purchase of Russian oil — clearly not as a thoughtful political decision, but simply because Democrats in Congress joined […]

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Inclusive Urbanization Policy in Bangladesh

FE REPORT | Published: March 04, 2022 08:54:29 Bangladesh needs a comprehensive urbanization policy as well as the formulation of a dedicated institution to deal with the challenges of urbanization amid climate change, experts said Thursday. The impacts induced by global warming would create tensions on several fronts for the country in the days to […]

Regulatory policy

What does the new PWM law mean for plastic waste management in India?

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) published a Draft EPR Policy for Plastic Waste Management in India on October 6, 2021. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a key policy mechanism that helps advance the circular economy, reduce the environmental impact of a product and its packaging, and promote the “polluter pays” principle […]

Constituent policy

Two UNM students selected as winners of ESA Graduate Student Policy Award: UNM Newsroom

Two students from the University of New Mexico have been nominated to participate in the 2022 cohort of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA). This award offers graduate students the opportunity to participate in a virtual day of Congress tours. Recipient of the 2022 ESA Award for […]

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Pakistan’s National Security Policy: An Ambitious Plan Needing Sustained Implementation

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan recently launched the country’s first-ever National Security Policy (NSP) for the five-year period 2022-26. Although only a condensed version has been made public, it is enough to outline the outline of the framework that the country’s policymakers intend to adopt for the next five years. Ongoing since 2014, the NSP […]

Constituent policy

Democratic Senate debates the merits of passion versus pragmatism | PA power and politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With an election in sight and the Democrats’ flagship national bill in a rut, the senses. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer have very different views on how things go in their bedrooms. “I know we spend the week dealing with assistant secretaries of something or other, and that’s terribly important,” Sanders, the […]

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As other hotspots boil, US shows foreign policy focus on Asia

MELBOURNE, Australia — As Europe braces for the possibility of its biggest ground war in decades, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken took a 27-hour flight this week in the opposite direction. On Friday, Mr Blinken met the foreign ministers of Australia, Japan and India at a summit in Melbourne of the four-nation coalition […]

Regulatory policy

We may need to rethink how housing policy works

It is no secret that there is a housing shortage in this country. The National Association of Realtors said in a report on metro housing on Thursday that a lack of homes for sale made homeownership even less affordable in the last quarter of 2021. The median home price rose to $361,700, an annual increase […]

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Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy – Lake County Record-Bee

What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. But January, historically a month […]

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Opinion: Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy

By Dan Walters Cal Matters What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. […]

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Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy | Dan Walter | Guest

What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. But January, historically a month […]

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Erratic weather requires a new approach to water policy | Customer Perspectives

Dan Walters California’s changing weather conditions have made the state’s water apparatus less efficient, but making much-needed changes runs into Byzantine procedural hurdles. What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, […]

Redistributive policy

Erratic weather conditions require a new approach to water policy

What has happened – or hasn’t happened – weather-wise over the past two months is a stark reminder of the erratic nature of California’s vital water supply. After months of severe drought, the state experienced record storms in December, creating heavy snowpack in the mountains while replenishing severely depleted reservoirs. But January, historically a month […]

Redistributive policy

Why Piketty’s plea to limit shareholder power won’t reduce inequality

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty has come out with another book, this time examining polarization in modern democracies (Political Divides and Social Inequalities, Harvard University Press 2022). The vast amount of data collected shows that identity wars are not inevitable, he argues, as long as ambitious redistribution policies are in place. Piketty himself has proposed […]

Constituent policy

Two from SoMAS chosen as recipients of ESA Graduate Student Policy Award |

Isabelle Betancourt and Abigail Costigan Isabella Betancourt and Abigail J. Costigan, graduate students of Stony Brook University, from School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences‘ (SoMAS) Marine Conservation and Policy program, have been selected for the 2022 cohort of the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) from the Ecological Society of America (ESA). This […]

Regulatory policy

California delays decision on rooftop solar policy reform

Feb 3 (Reuters) – California officials said on Thursday they needed more time to consider whether to pass a controversial proposal that would reform the state’s main incentive for rooftop solar power. The move is at least a temporary victory for solar installation companies like Sunrun Inc (RUN.O), Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and SunPower Corp (SPWR.O) […]

Regulatory policy

New Jersey LCV Rolls Out Joint Agenda of Bold Environmental Policy Priorities

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (New Jersey LCVEF) has joined more than 25 advocacy partner organizations from across New Jersey to advance a bold joint agenda designed to keep New Jersey at the forefront of the national movement to achieve climate and justice action that will protect our families […]

Regulatory policy

Scottish auction shows Irish policy on floating offshore wind is outdated

In a bold and ambitious auction of the seabed, the Scottish government has made Scotland the world’s premier location for floating offshore wind. Without exception. This has been achieved despite the low capacity of the Scottish grid, which limits the possibilities of local absorption of the huge volumes of electricity to be generated by these […]

Distributive policy

FM must focus on a long-term policy to promote investments and financing of electric vehicles

The Indian electric vehicle (EV) market is in its infancy and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 90% over this decade, reaching $150 billion by 2030. Market penetration in EV sales is around 1.3% of total vehicle sales in India in 2020-21 and is expected to grow faster in […]

Regulatory policy

Here is a Tax Policy Roadmap for India’s Net Zero Commitment

Climate change is among the top five concerns of CEOs, according to PwC’s 2022 Annual Global CEO Survey, released a few days ago. The survey also revealed that up to 22% of global companies and 27% of Indian companies have made a net zero commitment. Regardless of who drives the climate change agenda, be it […]

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People put party above politics in coping with pandemic, study finds – YubaNet

January 25, 2022 — If a politician you don’t like supports a COVID policy, chances are you’ll oppose it. But if a politician you like backs the same plan, chances are you will too. All is not lost, however. Policies proposed by nonpartisan experts tend to be supported by the public despite political affiliation. These […]

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the new policy is promising, but there are also repairs to be made

For most agricultural sub-sectors, South Africa comes out one of the best years. The 2020/21 season has seen bumper harvests for grains, oilseeds and some fruits. These boosted export earnings and improved farm incomes, particularly for cereals where the bumper harvest coincided with rising crop prices. When he started the current season, 2021/22, promised to […]

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Weighing in on President Biden’s first year: the economy and monetary policy

As part of a series examining the first year of Biden’s presidency, Harvard Law Today asked Christine A. DesanLeo Gottlieb law professor and scholar of monetary policy and economics, to share his thoughts on the administration’s successes, failures and future agenda. Harvard Law Today: What has the administration done well so far? Christine Desan: The […]

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Japan faces severe diplomatic ordeal this year, PM Kishida says in policy speech

TOKYO – This year will be a year that will test Japan’s diplomatic courage, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a political speech on Monday (January 17th), in a nod to the delicate balancing act he faces between the United States and China. Kishida’s speech at the start of the Diet’s regular session comes ahead […]

Redistributive policy

free green services – Milena Büchs

How to avoid that ecological policies have harmful social effects? Make related services (partially) free. As energy prices rise, all the more important as in the green transition the energy poor are protected (Viktor_IS/shutterstock.com) We urgently need new approaches to combine ecological and social objectives. Time is running out to tackle climate change: drastic action […]