Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards for new and modified power plants to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
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This map identifies the hotspots where urban and suburban development are putting forests at risk in the southern United States.
Ariana is a researcher at WRI’s Forests Initiative, working primarily with land use issues focusing on Southeast Asia.
Louise Brown is an Associate for the Finance Center at the World Resources Institute. Her work focuses on governance within the context of international climate finance; in particular on...
James Anderson is Communications Officer for WRI's Forests Program, where he leads communications and media outreach on projects such as Global Forest Watch, Global Restoration Initiative, and Forest Legality Alliance.
While the potential role of ‘green jobs’ is hotly debated, many participants in this debate are talking past one another – starting from different assumptions and definitions, working from different datasets, or hailing from opposite ideological viewpoints on the “true” costs of unmitigated greenhouse gas emissions.
A review of the literature provides evidence that clean energy policies and investments can help create job opportunities and competitive gains for the economy. These findings should heighten the demand for policies and investments that hasten a shift to a low-carbon economy and the creation of more clean-energy jobs.
Increasing Conservation Easements in the U.S. South
This issue brief provides an overview of the current status of conservation easements in the U.S. South relative to the rest of the United States and how easement use can be increased.
Exploring Forest Carbon Offsets in the U.S. South
This issue brief explores forest carbon offsets in the context of the southern United States. It is intended as an introductory resource for southern
woodland owners, nongovernmental organizations active in
the region, offset project developers, and other forest carbon
Kristin Meek is an Associate in the Global Climate Program at the World Resources Institute.
This brief describes a number of policy tools that can be employed to drive investment in renewable energy technologies and discusses which policy options may be the best fit based on the commercial maturity of a targeted technology.