What will environmental protection look like in the year 2015? What role will multinational corporations and transnational advocacy networks play in a New World order? What about our domestic environmental agencies? Might consumers play a role in improving environmental quality and how should we view our ecological footprint?
These are just a few of the questions explored in "Our Future - Our Environment," a new report from the Science and Technology Policy Institute at RAND, the nonprofit think tank. The report, which was created by a team of researchers and editors using an "open source" model, attempts to identify key issues related to accelerating technological innovation, the restructuring of the global economy, and increasing pressure on governmental institutions of all kind. Chock-full of thought-provoking essays, interviews, and multimedia goodies, the report arrives at no hard and fast conclusions, settling instead for "the outlines of a news set of environmental opportunities and new challenges that deserve timely attention."