Coming to Agreement on Technology in the Countdown to Copenhagenby and -
Technology is one of the four “pillars” of a post-
2012 climate policy laid out in the Bali Action Plan
(BAP). In practice a multilateral climate agreement
will not be the primary driver of clean technology
development, deployment, and transfer. But given
National Positions and Design Elements of an MRV Frameworkby and -
As country representatives meet under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to forge a new climate agreement, a major challenge dominates discussions: how can a system be created to assure that countries are held accountable for their commitments and...
Insurance as a Risk Management Tool for Climate Changeby and -
This working paper aims to clarify the issues around insurance mechanisms designed to improve resilience among the poor to climate change impacts. We hope the analysis will inform the ongoing insurance discussions at the UNFCCC in the build up to the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen in...
Measurement, Reporting and Verificationby , and -
This paper seeks to facilitate progress on the provisions in the BAP by examining how Chinese climate change policy and the implementation of these policies is monitored at the domestic level and may offer insights to the international community as they consider an international structure for...
On April 17, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a finding that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pose a threat to public health and welfare, opening the door to GHG regulation under the Clean Air Act. This fact sheet answers some common questions about how GHGs could be...
Can the U.S. Economy Be Both Climate Friendly and Competitive?by -
Deploying and Financing On-Site Renewable Energyby and -
This report offers strategies and approaches that can be valuable to a wide range of firms looking at potential investments, contracts, and facility operational decisions regarding use of renewable energy. It provides guidance on how to consider the choice to finance or purchase renewable...
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A sound understanding of the economics
of offsets-in particular, of the potential
supply of offsets under future policy
scenarios and market conditions-is
critically important for policymakers
as they address major design decisions
in crafting climate policy....
Even though climate change affects
countries differently, all countries will
need to perform many of the same
adaptation functions, such as climate
information management and public
engagement in adaptation planning. At
the end of 2008, the...
A Green Global Recovery? Assessing U.S. Economic Stimulus and Prospects for International Coordinationby , and -
Well-tailored “green” components of a recovery effort can create jobs and stimulate the economy while achieving significant energy cost savings for businesses, consumers and the government.
Potential and Pitfallsby and -
This study uses a national agro-environmental production model to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of introducing a market for corn stover to support a stover-based ethanol industry.
Private Sector Adaptation in Southeast Asiaby , , , , , , and -
This report assists businesses in Southeast Asia to understand the need to adept to climate change; learn what other are doing in government, civil society and the private sector to promote adaptation; identify the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts present, and act on them.
The Annual CO2 Inventory Report summarizes and reports CO2 emissions attributed to WRI's organizational activities and employee travel....
Disciplining The Use of Trade Measures Under a Post-2012 Climate Agreementby and -
As the United States, the European Union and other Annex I Parties prepare legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions post-2012, their policymakers are under increasing pressure from domestic constituencies to include trade measures as part of domestic climate policy. This paper analyzes the...
Paying for Mitigation Technologyby -
This paper focuses on what should be included in a new financial agreement under the UNFCCC; more specifically it proposes five specific components of a “new deal” to address technology barriers in developing countries. The paper reflects on ideas on technology and finance as put forth by...
Defining a Role for States in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Programby and -
This policy brief presents the competing arguments for state-led and federal-led climate legislation, and argues for a third—“hybrid”—approach that maximizes the strengths of each level of government.
Climate Change and the Multilateral Development Banksby -
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