1. In January, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to provide public companies with interpretive guidance on SEC disclosure requirements as they apply to business or legal developments related to climate change. Find out what advice the SEC has given. What impact would you expect this requirement to have on the various corporate players (CEOs, Boards of Trustees, etc.)?
2. What can you find out about the progress countries have made under the Kyoto treaty? What is a "clean development mechanism" (CDM) under Kyoto? Why has the Kyoto Protocol been criticized by environmentalists? Give the reasons why you agree or disagree with these criticisms?