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RE: [greenyes] Corporations, private markets, environmental protection

Wow, this is great work Doug. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your
great work on behalf of a sustainable future.


Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
Eco-Cycle, Inc
Boulder, CO
"Recycling may not save the world, but the recycling spirit might."

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Koplow [mailto:koplow@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 8:47 AM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] Corporations, private markets, environmental

A month or so back there was a long discussion on this list about the
inherent limitations of corporations. My position was that the
organizational structure (i.e., private versus public) is but one factor
in ensuring a balanced system of checks and balances in any policy
effort to protect the environment.

Over the past couple of years, I've been working with UNEP on a guidance
manual for policy makers to help them more effectively apply
market-based economic instruments to environmental protection. The
report, released last week, tries to provide an intuitive understanding
of why policy instruments that rely on private market forces work and in
what circumstances they can be applied successfully. The report also
develops a number of templates to help people organize disparate
information on the environmental challenges they face in a way that
helps clarify and winnow the most attractive policy options. Case
studies from around the world (both successful and unsuccessful) help to
highlight key points.

The report is available in full on the web at:

-Doug Koplow

Doug Koplow
Earth Track, Inc.
2067 Massachusetts Avenue - 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Tel: 617/661-4700
Fax: 617/354-0463

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