An Approach For Civil Society Organizations To Improve Accountability For Climate Change Adaptationby and -
A guide designed to help civil society organizations track climate change adaptation finance flows.
Tracking Adaptation Finance at the Subnational Levelby , , , , and -
This working paper explores local finance structures in Nepal, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia.
It highlights challenges and good practices in channeling funding to communities that are vulnerable to climate change.
How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Changeby , , and -
An analysis of the growing body of evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
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This working paper is designed to help make decision-making processes more transparent and enable greater engagement in the electricity sector.
It is part of the 10 Questions to Ask Series, which aims to build...
Cornerstone for GHG Accounting: Experience and Recommendations for Corporate Level Data Quality Management in Chinaby , , , and -
Corporate data quality management is a vital component of a reliable GHG accounting system. This report is intended to assist corporate GHG reporters and government authorities in the process of establishing a GHG data quality management system.
There are three phases in developing,...
Ownership and Accountability in Social and Environmental Safeguardsby and -
Global growth has not come without costs: Pollution, natural resource depletion, climate change, and the disruption of ecosystem services are now felt around the world.
This report aims at helping investors in developing countries develop effective social and environmental safeguard...
Why REDD+ Needs To Be More Than An Economic Incentiveby -
This issue brief explores the complicated realities of how accountability tools functioned in land-use planning, zoning, and permitting processes in a pair of case studies from Brazil and Indonesia and draws lessons for government or civil society designers of REDD+ programs.
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This booklet provides an overview of key legality issues that businesses should consider when purchasing wood and paper-based products.
A Report on Scoping Activities in Six Countriesby , , and -
This working paper summarizes the results of scoping research conducted by WRI and its partners to assess capacity needs in six countries—Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, and Thailand—related to greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and performance tracking. The paper also identifies...
Lessons from Cameroon, Indonesia, and Peruby , , , and -
This working paper examines the institutional, human resources, and financial capacities of three countries that have developed a forest and land-use information system, and highlights common enabling factors and challenges.
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Part of the “10 Questions to Ask Series” which aims to build the capacity of electricity sector stakeholders—government agencies, regulators, utilities, the private sector, civil society, and others —to design and participate...
Economic Valuation and Adaptation Considerationsby and -
This paper examines how economic valuation can improve our understanding of watershed development and how to overcome challenges related to data collection, valuing direct and indirect benefits, and climate change adaptation.
Strengthening India's Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvement...by , and -
Residential use accounts for 14 percent of global energy consumption. Appliance standards alone could achieve 17 percent energy reductions in the residential sector. Although appliance efficiency standards and labeling programs (AES&L) aim to influence consumer behavior, consumers and civil...
Accountability, Transparency, and Accessibility at the Local Levelby , and -
Adaptation is local but reaching the local level is not always easy. This paper explores the challenges of reaching the most vulnerable people with adaptation finance. It identifies opportunities for improvement and proposes a framework to assess delivery of adaptation finance focusing on...
The Governance of Forests Initiative Indicator Frameworkby , , and -
This publication presents a revised version of the Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) Indicator Framework, a comprehensive menu of indicators that can be used to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in forest governance. It updates the...
Shining a Light on Electricity Governance highlights the work and specific outcomes of the EGI network since the initiative’s inception in 2003.
Decision Making in a Changing Climateby , , and -
Based on input from more than 100 experts in 36 countries, this report offers specific, practical strategies and innovative case studies to inform how to integrate climate change risks into national policies and planning.
Weak Governance and the Gulf Oil Spill, a 30-Year Timelineby and -
This timeline provides a wide-ranging review of the decisions, policies, participants and events that formed the backdrop to the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This timeline is intended to serve as a resource and reference tool for policymakers, academics and journalists interested...
Spotlight on Oil in Ugandaby , and -
This working paper examines whether new rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil industry.
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