The history of environmental politics

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Working Group to Review Environmental Impact Assessment Manuals as Means of Enhancing Capacity Building
UNEP News Release 1995/2, 13 January 1995. At a series of international meetings and workshops held throughout 1994, EIA capacity building, particularly for developing countries and those with economies in transition, was identified as a priority area upon which the international community needed to focus.
Recycling in Hanoi
By Michael DiGregorio. The positive role of small-scale scavanging. 5 February 1995.
A world court to safeguard the environment
By Armando Postiglione, Rome, and Alberto Ricci, Ravenna, ICP Newsletter, 4 October 1995. The establishment of a permanent International Court of the Environment (ICE) at Rio for compensation for damage caused by industral production. The fourth international conference of the ICE foundation on Towards World Government of the Environment—held in Venice in 1994.
Radical Environmentalists and the Unabomber—A Terrorist Connection?
Dr. Bron Taylor, Director of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 14 April 1996. The Unabomber’s manifesto suggests a possible link between terrorism and radical environmental groups such as Earth First! Eco-terrorist cells are planning to violently overthrow industrial society.
Social Environmentalism and Native Relations
By David Orton. A critique of social environmentalism in relation to native issues from a left-biocentric perspective, 2 August 1996.
Bioethics: A Third World Issue
By Vandana Shiva, Third World Network Features, 19 June 1997.
U.S. drags feet on environment
By Phil E. Benjamin, People’s Weekly World, 2 August 1997. Five years after Rio, the recently—ended UN mid—term review of the Rio 92 world environmental conference brought into sharp focus the pivotal nature of the role of the US in the future of our planet.
Corporations won’t save the earth
By Virginia Brodine, People’s Weekly World, 17 January 1998. The recently concluded Global Warming Conference signaled the end of the debate over whether the activities of human societies are increasing global warming, and moved the discussion into the arena of doing something about it. The concern of the people of the world is now whether there will be action commensurate with the danger.
Future of global environment hinges on surging flows of private capital
On a paper by Hilary F. French, 28 February 1998. More than $1 trillion of private capital has moved into the developing world over the last decade—a financial force with growing power to make or break the health of the environment and the economy.
The greening of hate
Interview of Betsy Hartmann by Fred Pearce, [20 February 2003]. The poor are to blame for environmental decline because they have been putting their own ecosystems under intolerable population pressure. That’s the hidden ideology of far too many environmentalists in the US. Some conservationists are the new conservatives. Racist and fascist associations.
Is China’s Growth Sustainable?
By Haines Brown, 30 July 2003. A criticism of the point that China and India’s economic development represent a threat to the global environment. Argues that blame is misplaced.