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Trade and Environment: A View of the TPP

October 9, 2015

Twelve Pacific Rim countries agreed on October 5, 2015 to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major new agreement that liberalizes trade, establishes procedures for intellectual property protection and dispute settlement, and also provides significant protection for the environment and wildlife. HEEP Faculty Fellow Jeffrey Frankel argues that “…the deal gives environmentalists more than they had bothered to ask for.”

EPA's Critics Are Wrong: It's Not About Politics

October 2, 2015

[Bloomberg View ] Cass Sunstein: This week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency, imposing a new limit on ground-level ozone at 70 parts per billion, was eminently reasonable -- an impressive vindication of both law and science. The loud objections, coming from both the business community and environmental groups, are unconvincing. (Disclosure: As administrator of the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, I was involved in the 2011 decision to postpone the ozone regulation.)


Learn about HEEP

HEEP is a university-wide initiative addressing today's complex environmental challenges and is based in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. Learn more by reading director Robert Stavins' welcome message.

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