Insights from Ten Countries
This working paper provides a synthesis of country experiences with data management systems for national GHG inventories, based on survey responses from both Annex I and non-Annex I Parties.
Explores the intersection of two critical, but rarely juxtaposed science and policy issues: The path to U.S. agricultural sustainability and the future of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Highlights of our work at WRI that produced some remarkable results in 2003.
May 7, 2004. Gives a brief overview of the seventh meeting of the CBD and its results for funders and civil society organizations with a special emphasis on the significance of the meeting to poor communities and indigenous peoples worldwide.
Tests and evaluates whether two information-gathering techniques -- GIS and PRA -- can be integrated to help local organizations prepare better rural development plans and make better decisions about managing their resources.
This article appeared in Human Rights Dialogue (Spring 2004) Series 2, Number 11
This brief highlights the incentives that provide an opportunity for legislators to effectively perform as well as the disincentives which impede the legislator’s effectiveness regarding the representation of their consituents' environmental needs.
Helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions by outlining a standard for accurate, complete, consistent, relevant and transparent accounting and reporting by companies and organizations.
Remarks by Jonathan Lash on December 22, 2003 at a National Press Club briefing for journalists on "Environmental Trends and Topics."
Analyzes the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa from late August to early September 2002.
December 1, 2003. Provides an overview of the World Parks Congress (Durban, September 2003) and its results for funders and civil society organizations with a special emphasis on the significance of the meeting to indigenous communities worldwide.
This paper, published by the IEA and OECD, explores the issue of country-level institutional capacity necessary for future climate-related actions, particularly in developing countries.
First-ever study to use computer-generated maps to identify environmentally or socially vulnerable areas to mining. It addresses the underlying questions that form the basis of the World Bank's controversial and on-going Extractive Industries Review....
This report assesses the engagement and participation of global civil society in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002.
Emerging carbon constraints constitute a new influence on competitiveness in the automotive industry, creating both risks and opportunities for companies that could materially affect their earnings and ability to compete in global markets.
This installment provides an introduction to RECs for corporate energy users. The publication defines RECs, their business benefits, and their similarities to other renewable energy products. It also makes suggestions for purchase strategy and policy.
Lays out the approaches, assumptions, processes, and parameters scientists are using in the most extensive study of the state of the planet's health and its effects on human well-being.
The first analysis of its kind performed in Canada combining satellite imagery, GIS and ground-truthing to create an electronic atlas that uses ESRI software in an easy-to-use interface.
Plenary Address for the Conference on "Tax Policy in EU Candidate Countries On the Eve of Enlargement" Riga, Latvia, September 12, 2003.