Insights from Ten Countries
This working paper provides a synthesis of country experiences with data management systems for national GHG inventories, based on survey responses from both Annex I and non-Annex I Parties.
This report discusses the successes and challenges to effective regulation in China. It also addresses U.S. competitiveness concerns in relation to the introduction of U.S. cap-and-trade policies, and specific opportunities for enhanced climate change cooperation between the two countries.
In December 2009, diplomats from around the world will convene in Copenhagen, Denmark to decide on a new international agreement on climate change. The following questions and answers address the agreements and structures that form the basis of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.
Three regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs are either in the planning stages or operational in North America. This brief discusses each of the programs.
World Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2005 is a comprehensive view of global, anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The chart in this working paper is an updated version of the original chart, which appeared in Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse Gas Data and International Climate Policy (WRI...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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 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....
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.
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.
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....