Financial Policy

Nature, Inc.?

As old methods have lost credibility, some governments, economists and international institutions like the UN Environment Programme have adopted a new approach, based on the view that nature is an “ecosystem service” provider. In doing so, they have shifted the onus of addressing environmental risk onto the private sector and market-based mechanisms.

By Barbara Unmüßig

Financial Policy

The euro crisis and, in its wake, the challenges for the European Union necessitate a fundamental debate about the aims and principles underlying European economic and fiscal policy. Issues of great importance include a sustainable fiscal policy, a caring Europe, challenges facing democratic decision-making processes, and the need for reform in the financial sector.


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