Tagged with environment

How Canada integrates environmental issues into trade agreements

How Canada integrates environmental issues into trade agreements

Trade agreements increasingly integrate environmental issues. For years, the World Trade Organisation has been working on agreements related to environmentally-traded goods. Jean-Frédéric Morin, Laura Mordelet and Myriam Rochette from Université Laval write an article on the Policy Options website explaining about Canadian practice. Maybe there will be lessons for Britain’s Brexit negotiators. The environment in … Continue reading

What do you think about environmental risks?

What do you think about environmental risks?

This is an important article that discusses the factors that influence environmental risk perceptions. Chelsea Harvey writes in the Washington Post about the paradox about how people perceive risks. She writes that a better understanding could help activists and policymakers become better communicators on environmental issues.   The huge paradox at the heart of how … Continue reading

What is the driver behind our environmental values?

What is the driver behind our environmental values?

Have you thought about why you have a certain attitude towards environmental issues? Chris Mooney writes in the Washington Post about new that it helps us better understand why different people respond differently to the environment. This is a must read for EiD followers.   The surprising psychology behind why some people become environmentalists The … Continue reading

VAT issues arise again in Britain

VAT issues arise again in Britain

In February 2013, EiD had a post by Andrew Warren of the Association for the Conservation of Energy on the European Commission’s demand that VAT rise (again) to the rate of 20%. He and many others had argued for years about the importance of the lower rate of 5% but the Commission argued that the … Continue reading

A greener form of refrigeration?

A greener form of refrigeration?

Terry Slavin writes an interesting article in The Guardian about a new waste product derived from sugar beet could help cut supermarket energy consumption from refrigeration. Could this be a game changer?   The natural refrigerant set to reduce supermarket energy use Could the sugar you have in your morning coffee help prevent global warming? … Continue reading