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Climate
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Ceres Principles

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Ceres Principles

The environmental catastrophe caused by oil spilled when the Exxon Valdez tanker hit a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound on March 24th 1989 inspired a pioneering effort in private-sector led environmental policymaking. A newly

Biodiversity
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Bangladesh Bans Plastic Bags

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Bangladesh Bans Plastic Bags

Bangladesh became the first country to ban thin plastic bags in 2002 after they were found to have choked the nation’s drainage networks during its frequent floods. The move was emulated by nations including South

Biodiversity
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Australia’s Oceans Policy

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Australia’s Oceans Policy

Protecting the health of the sea began moving up the policymaking agenda in the 1970s, thanks in part to headline-grabbing protests by NGOs such as Greenpeace. Arguably the first truly coherent all-of-government approach was Australia's

Climate
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Colombia’s Dedicated Bike Lanes

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Colombia’s Dedicated Bike Lanes

Cycling is arguably the healthiest, most environmentally-friendly method of urban transportation—providing the rider is safe from being squashed by bigger beasts of the road, such as cars and trucks. Dedicated bike lanes are the key

Biodiversity
75 Pivotal Public Policies: Ban On Ivory Trade

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Ban On Ivory Trade

Saving endangered species has been on the global policy making agenda at least since 1963, when the International Union for the Conservation of Nature drafted the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild

Biodiversity
75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Superfund Act

75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Superfund Act

The principle that the polluter should pay for repairing damage done to the environment is a good one, and increasingly recognized as best practice by policy makers. America's Superfund Act, passed in 1980, was a

Climate
75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Montreal Protocol On The Ozone Layer

75 Pivotal Public Policies: The Montreal Protocol On The Ozone Layer

An international treaty under the UN, initially signed by 46 nations and taking effect in 1989, the Montreal Protocol On Substances That Deplete The Ozone Layer aimed to protect the ozone layer by requiring the

Citizenship & Rights
A Unique ID For Every Citizen: Q&A With Tariq Malik

A Unique ID For Every Citizen: Q&A With Tariq Malik

Official IDs are controversial. Libertarians often see them as an expression of a Big Brother state. Yet the lack of an official ID often in effect excludes disadvantaged citizens from participating fully in society. It

Climate
A Bretton Woods For Climate? Rachel Kyte Makes The Case

A Bretton Woods For Climate? Rachel Kyte Makes The Case

Our financial system is unfit for both our current situation and future, argues Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. “The challenge that we have for the next

Sustainability
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