Washington University Students for International Collaboration on the Environment

Brazil and India taking action on the Environment

Hello everyone! My name is Dylan Tucker, and I am a US delegate for the Climate Change and Sustainability Conference. Currently, I am in my senior year majoring in Political Science with minors in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies. This is my first post and I just wanted to say how excited I am to start networking throughout the world in order to work towards a cleaner future. Below is an article discussing global trends of nations considering environmental impacts of their policy actions. It cites Brazil and India as taking positive actions in this area based on the findings of the The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB) project funded through the UN. This project was created to detail environmental impacts of economic activities so that nations can make more informed decisions based on the long term consequences of their actions. Although the US and China are the two biggest emitters of carbon, and should take the lead in reducing these emissions, we do not have to go it alone. This problem affects everyone.

BBC News

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