WRI has conducted in-depth studies in a number of key river basins around the world.
WRI engages in emissions tracking, climate and economic analysis, water risk mapping, access to information and clean energy issues in South Africa. Learn more about our Measurement and Performance Tracking, New Climate Economy, Aqueduct, The Access Initiative and Electricity Governance Initiative.
Shining a Light on Electricity Governance highlights the work and specific outcomes of the EGI network since the initiative’s inception in 2003.
A Seven-Country Assessment of National Capacities to Track Forest Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Removal
Forest carbon monitoring systems are necessary for tracking the effectiveness of national forest policies aiming to mitigate GHG emissions. This issue brief highlights the broad, fundamental technical capacity needs for forest carbon monitoring based on an assessment of current capacity gaps in...
Part 1: Barriers to Renewable Energy in South Africa
This is the first post in a two part series on renewable energy policy developments in South Africa.
Through the Open Climate Network, Idasa and partner organizations are examining the legal and institutional framework for key policies that will influence South Africa’s progress towards meeting its global climate change commitments. One such policy is the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT), drafted in 2009 to help South Africa increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources to 10,000 GWh by 2013.
Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries
This working paper identifies key components of smart renewable
energy policy in developing countries, focusing on
the power sector. It also provides recommendations
for maximizing the effectiveness of international
support for deployment of renewable energies,
Developing countries are expecting billions of dollars to fund a clean energy transformation. How can they ensure this money is spent in the public interest?
As South Africa moves forward with its own preparations for climate change, other countries are taking note.
This matrix helps policymakers compare the National Climate Change plans of five developing countries: India, Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa.
Getting to Yes on Climate Changeby -
To be successful, adaptation efforts must dovetail with human development needs such as poverty reduction and employment.