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Biodiversity loss and ecosystem deterioration are amongst the products of ungoverned economic development that raise most concern. Services aimed at supporting the stability of the food chain, the resilience of agricultural productions against adverse shocks and the development of treatments against new diseases, are at risk. Action is thus justified not only because key aspects of human life are adversely affected, but also because of the moral implications posed by the irreversibility of species’ extinctions. As biodiversity does not spread evenly across the globe, successful action can only stem from a fair bargaining between biodiversity rich developing countries and biodiversity poor developed countries. Unfortunately, the main international agreement concerning biodiversity conservation, the Convention on Biodiversity, is currently proposing an unfair deal that misses the basic rule of an equitable biodiversity bargaining game. And this is leading to the destruction of biodiversity. Discover why in this issue’s editor’s choice.
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Editor's Choice
"Biodiversity Bargaining: What is the Problem?" by Timothy Swanson and Ben Groom
Environment - Article
In this article Tim Swanson, André Hoffmann Chair of Environmental Economics at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, and Ben Groom, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of London, investigate global biodiversity regulation as a bargaining game, where biodiversity rich countries (the “BD states") and research& development rich countries (the “R&D states”) must find a way to cooperate that is perceived as fair and reasonable by both parties.
Latest Articles
"The Repeated Failures of International Negotiations for Environmental Protection", interview with Bruno Latour
Environment - Interviews
In this brief interview with FEEM, Bruno Latour - eminent French sociologist of science and anthropologist - explains why, in his opinion, international negotiations for environmental protection (e.g. Rio+20, UNFCC COPs, etc..) continue to fail. This has to do with an issue of proper representation of different interests, of scale, and because of the substantial separation between science and policy.
"12th IAEE European Energy Conference: Energy Challenge and Environmental Sustainability", interview with Carlo Andrea Bollino
Energy - Interviews
Carlo Andrea Bollino, Vice president of the Italian Association of Energy Economists and General Conference Chair of the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference, gives an overview of this year's main themes and challenges tackled during the conference.
"Rethinking the EU-Turkey Energy Cooperation" , by Simone Tagliapietra
Energy - Articles
This article by FEEM energy analyst Simone Tagliapietra, aims to provide a comprehensive framework of understanding of the growing strategic relevance of Turkey for both the EU and the overall Euro-Mediterranean region. In particular, the focus is on EU-Turkey energy relations and on the crucial role of natural gas and renewable energy in enhancing energy cooperation between the two players.
"Carbon Prices for the Next Thousand Years", interview with Reyer Gerlagh
Economics - Articles
As changes in climate-related stocks have consequences spanning over centuries or possibly millennia to the future, to reconcile the discounting of such far-distant impacts and realism of the shorter-term decisions, hyperbolic time-preferences are here considered in a climate-economy model. Learn more on this topic in this interview with Reyer Gerlagh, Professor of Environmental Economics at Tilburg University.
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