The Obama Administration committed in 2009 to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. While the Administration is not currently on track to meet this goal, it can pursue a suite of policies even without new legislation.
World Resources Report #1, "The Great Balancing Act."
WRI life cycle process map.
Stock of Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) from Four Emerging Economies and Combined OFDI Flows, 1998–2011
The UK has made a substantial effort to mobilize climate finance. GBP 1.06 billion had been spent and committed as of November 2011.
The U.S. FSF contribution of $5.1B reflects a positive effort made in challenging political and economic circumstances, but there is more to be done.
From 1988 through 2010, 354 measures were proposed across the 13 states of the U.S. South.
Development along the coast threatens almost 25 percent of the world’s reefs, of which more than 10 percent face a high threat.
Many payments for watershed services share a common trait: they are investments in “green infrastructure” instead of “gray infrastructure.” In other words, they are investments in forests i