ECO 260 Environmental Economics Regulation and Policy : Increase Awareness of th


Current events will be assigned to increase awareness of the relationship between the environment and economics. When assigned, students should find a current article (published within the year) relating to both the environment and economics. After reading the article, summarize its contents and answer the following questions:

  • Why did you choose this story?
  • What makes this story significant?
  • What makes the story economic? What makes the story ecological/environmental?
  • Were any policies mentioned in the story? If so, which? If not, can you think of any related policies?
  • Was environmental protection presented as compatible with economic growth?
  • What is your opinion on the issue? What is your opinion on the article? Do you agree or disagree with the author?

Take a position on the issue contained in the story and support your claims. Include a description on how this event impacts the world. Each assignment should be 300-600 words, written in APA format.

Topic: Discuss the Glasgow Climate Summit?  Who organized it, what is the history of these summits, what are the goals?  What will “success” look like at the summit for the world, the US government, and the US economy?


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