This issue brief identifies the major types of uncertainties in water quality trading markets and summarizes the various mechanisms that could be used to address them.
The implications of the Aarhus Conventionby and -
Identifies the broader implications of the Aarhus Convention and seeks to influence the debate over disclosure policies by international and global institutions.
An assessment of National Councils for Sustainable Developmentby -
Comparative analysis catalogues the different strategies pursued by NCSDs, areas of demonstrated achievement, and common obstacles.
The role of local communitiesby , , and -
Examines the role of local communities specifically in forest law enforcement. Highlights the role of communities in law enforcement.
WRI authors team up with collaborators in Brazil, China and India to assess the development benefits of potential CDM projects.
A global environmental health indicatorby and -
Millions of children living in the world’s largest cities, particularly in developing countries, are exposed to life-threatening air pollution two to eight times above the maximum World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
A synthesis of issues and opportunitiesby -
Assesses watershed management and upland development policy in Lao PDR in relation to government objectives and implementation capacity.
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What are the potential significance and feasibility of increased integration of economic objectives and environmental objectives in U.S. foreign policy, and the projection of that integration into multilateral fora?
The material basis of industrial economiesby , , , , , and -
Constructs a parallel set of national accounts in physical terms using material flow analysis; proposes new summary measures that can be used with economic indicators to give a far more accurate sense of the scale and consequences of industrial activity.
Managing biodiversity at the bioregional levelby -
Uses case studies to make the case for protecting biodiversity wherever it is found and not just within the boundaries of protected areas. Explains challenges and opportunities of bioregional management. Highlights core elements of successful projects.
People and the Environmentby -
Special features of this outstanding edition include: Population and the Environment; Regional Focus on China and India; Women and Sustainable Development; Natural Resource Consumption.
What the North can doby -
Spells out actions that the North must take if the world economy is gong to continue to devlop and yet avoid the environmental degradation that threatens to undermine living standards.
A long term perspectiveby -
Examines four long-term trends in pollution.