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Biodiversity a curse not a blessing for Madagascar

On the way back from Madagascar in October, I met a Swiss geologist who referred me to an open-access journal called Madagascar Conservation and Development. This month’s editorial describes how traders have already smuggled the stocks of rosewood out of … Continue reading

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Flying business class greater carbon footprint than economy travel

Staff at the UN and World Bank Group travel by air alot and mainly in business class. This has raised questions on economic and moral grounds but also generated debate about their carbon footprint. These organizations promote the science-based argument … Continue reading

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Themes of trade research

Last week I attended a workshop at the WTO on research in trade organizations. It presented work from the World Bank, WTO and IMF on their areas of research. WTO Secretary General Pascal Lamy opened the event with some reflections … Continue reading

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World Bank and climate change

According to media reports, last month the new President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, spent 7 of his 10 minutes speech at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos warning business executives about the impending catastrophe of climate … Continue reading

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