This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.
It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica.
Experts from around the world explore options for strengthening the Kyoto Protocol and Climate Convention, including proposals to engage both developed and developing countries in protecting the climate.
A 2003 analysis of the potential impact of U.S. climate change policy if it were to link greenhouse gas emission growth to a percentage of economic growth.
Identifies risk-management principles pertinent to the international market for greenhouse gas emissions rights and fashions recommendations for each.
Explores U.S. position on developing countries in climate protection efforts. Concludes that climate protection requires the initial leadership of a few countries that bear historical responsibility for the problem and have considerable capability to act.
Pinpoints the areas within the CDM's regulations where public access and participation should be introduced. Highlights the importance and the benefits of including such measures in the already complex Kyoto Protocol on climate change....
Details struggles over basic design and features of the Clean Development Mechanism established in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change. Reviews different designs and explores how an "open architecture" CDM might operate.
Prepared for the OECD Climate Forum, this paper addresses the two key institutional dimensions of the CDM: Design of the regulatory framework and design of the implementation models.
This report reviews the challenges and opportunities presented by the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol for Central and Eastern European countries with economies in transition, and serves as a background study for the project.
Examines voluntary participation by developing countries under an approach that reintegrates the two facets of the common but differentiated principle. Discusses the use of an alternative form of emission targets -- greenhouse gas intensity targets.
This report explains why delaying policy implementation threatens to make climate protection more, not less, costly while also postponing potential benefits from early action.
Provides readers a tool by which to form their own judgment about the likely economic impact of climate protection policy.
This report addresses a profoundly important question: given hard evidence that human activity is damaging the atmosphere, can we alter deeply embedded economic habits to forestall it?
The World Resources Report offers essential economic, population, and natural resource data for 146 countries. With more than 150 tables, charts and figures.