Empowering Green Bureaucrats

This morning, CEI co-hosted the conference, “Empowering Green Bureaucrats: How Global Environmental Treaties Threaten National Sovereignty and Hurt the World’s Poor,” with Universidad Francisco MarroquÃn in Guatemala. The conference, held on the eve of the start of the Mont Pelerin Society meeting, hosted by UFM in Guatemala City. Speakers explored the ways in which multilateral environmental treaties are utilized by advocates of greater political control of economic activities to do an end run around nations’ governing institutions. A special highlight was the luncheon talk by Barun Mitra, of India’s Liberty Institute, in which he detailed his work on species conservation for the tiger in China. The conference was videotaped and will soon be available online.