Washington University Students for International Collaboration on the Environment

Readings

WUSICE Delegates:

Below are documents WUSICE has hand-selected for you to read in preparation for the Conference.

The themes featured will be the major themes of the conference.

Remember: Knowledge is Power.

COAL

1) US EPA: “Coal/Clean Energy”

http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/affect/coal.html

2) New York Times: China Outpaces U.S. in Cleaner Coal-Fired Plants

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/world/asia/11coal.html?_r=4&ref=science

RENEWABLE ENERGY

1) NYT: 100 Percent Renewables by 2030?

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/100-percent-renewables-by-2030/?scp=19&sq=renewable%20energy&st=cse

2) UAE Interact: Solar Power

http://www.uaeinteract.com/docs/UAE_solar_power_could_outshine_Europe,_US/36629.htm

3) Current State of Renewables in Japan

http://www.japanfs.org/en/pages/030010.html

4) Latin America: Renewable Energy Not Always Sustainable

http://www.energybulletin.net/node/863


INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY

1) TIME MAGAZINE: Consumer Responsibility

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1921444,00.html


CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

1) Harvard Business School: Corporate Responsibility

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5036.html

2) Forbes: Corporate Responsibility Doesn’t Pay

http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/16/csr-doesnt-pay-lead-corprespons08-cx_dv_1016vogel.html

3) Development of Corporate Responsibility in Japan

http://www.via3.net/pooled/articles/BF_DOCART/view.asp?Q=BF_DOCART_102601


GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY

1) The Copenhagen Post: Denmark Environmental Standards

http://www.cphpost.dk/climate/91-climate/48091-denmarks-environmental-standards-dismal.html

2) Africa: Why is it Lagging Behind?

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52789

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

1) China: People vs. Chemical Plant

http://www.china.org.cn/english/environment/239503.htm

CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION

1) TIME: US States Sign Climate Change Legislation

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1684745,00.html

2) Has China gotten serious about Climate Change?

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1925859,00.html

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS & PROTOCOL

1) Rio Declaration

http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?documentid=78&articleid=1163

2) Earth Charter

http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/pages/Read-the-Charter.html

3) Copenhagen Accord

http://www.denmark.dk/NR/rdonlyres/C41B62AB-4688-4ACE-BB7B-F6D2C8AAEC20/0/copenhagen_accord.pdf

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

1) European Union Energy Efficiency

http://www.energy-efficiency-watch.org/index.php?id=38

2) Energy Efficiency in Asia

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/mar2010/gb20100326_739487.htm

***COP 16

1) UN Climate Talks Stuck in the Mud

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/09/un-climate-change-cancun-mexico

2) Official Website:

http://www.cc2010.mx/en/



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