- Released September 1, 2010
When developed countries signed the UN Climate Convention in 1992 they recognized their responsibility for emitting the vast majority of planet-warming greenhouse gases. Consequently, in recognition of this “climate debt”, the Convention requires them to take a lead in cutting pollution, and to provide the finance and technology needed by less industrialized countries to overcome the adverse impacts of climate change, and to chart a more sustainable pathway than that set by industrialized countries. It’s time to meet these responsibilities.
- Released June 17, 2010
Very small taxes on trades of stock, derivatives, currency, and other financial instruments would help curb speculation and generate massive revenues for urgent needs. This report looks at how such taxes could’ve made a difference if they’d been in place before recent financial fiascos, such as the May 6 stock market “flash crash.” It also rebuts common arguments against the tax.
- Released January 14, 2010
After the first 100 days of the Obama administration, the Institute for Policy Studies introduced our Change Index to evaluate the policies and performance of the new president. Did the candidate who promised change deliver on his promises?