Resources magazine: To boost domestic forest production and correct rural?urban income disparity, China is putting forest management rights into the hands of its citizens.
Resources magazine: Cutting emissions of soot and methane?two short-term contributors to climate change?would slow warming while improving human health and food security.
Resources magzine: A study of village drinking water associations in Costa Rica reveals why some communities are effective at providing safe drinking water, while others fail.
Resources magazine: Environment for Development (EfD) initiative Director Gunnar K?hlin talks about EfD?s achievements as it marks its fifth year and its goals for more policy-relevant environmental economics research in developing countries.
Resources magazine: RFF Senior Fellow Allen Blackman documents the surprising lack of hard evidence that eco-certification benefits the environment and describes some of the first rigorous studies showing that it can.
RFF?s Anthony Liu and coauthor Junjie Zhang examine the uneven development of sewage treatment plants throughout China and explore the relationship between tax incentives and investments in such infrastructure.
2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences Joseph E. Stiglitz delivered the first in a series of lectures celebrating RFF's 60th anniversary. Archived video of the event is now available.
RFF?s Dallas Burtraw explains that economic approaches to environmental policy need to consider the complex interactions of federal, state, and local governance institutions to be fully effective.
This paper provides context for understanding the cycles of violence in Syria.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s meeting with President Obama is supposed to be an occasion to declare the successful end of the war in Iraq...Read More
President Hamid Karzai convened a meeting last week of over 2,000 Afghans to participate in a four-day traditional jirga in Kabul.
In the debate over how to plan for the U.S. exit from Afghanistan, a new argument has surfaced about who, exactly, American forces should be fighting.
Every year, for the past several years, the Taliban’s senior leader, Mullah Omar, has issued a statement to the Afghan people commemorating the holiday. This year, his message was different.
As the FPA Blog site is going under the knife in about an hour, I won’t have time to put up a full post today. However, I wanted to get something up before the anesthetic sets in. As readers of yesterday’s post know, signs were pointing towards a governmental attempt to seize the reform narrative. [...]
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