This fact sheet highlights some of the impacts, threats, and vulnerabilities to human health in the United States associated with extreme weather events, examines how climate change is contributing to human health threats, and summarizes initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
Companies, Communities and Climate Changeby , , , , and -
This report makes the business case for private sector
adaptation to climate change in ways that
build the resilience of vulnerable communities
in developing countries.
Best Practices Guide to Collaborative Solar Procurementby , , , , and -
This Best Practices Guide is intended to assist commercial and government entities in the process of organizing and executing a collaborative solar purchase.
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This study, conducted with Standard & Poors Rating Services, examines how climate change policy drivers could be incorporated into the evaluation of credit quality. It analyzes two types of federal climate policy scenarios – (1) a market-based GHG emissions reduction policy as approximated...
Proposed Accounting and Reporting Stepsby -
This paper suggests greenhouse gas accounting and reporting procedures for the agricultural sector, based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologiesby and -
As governments around the world devise policies to reduce energy consumption and GHGs, and minimize dependence on foreign sources of energy, they are increasingly focusing on technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Insulation, lighting, and building controls are the...
Key Challenges and Recommendationsby , and -
This Working Paper summarizes the common challenges identified by greenhouse gas accounting and reporting programs at the March 2010 International Workshop of GHG Protocol-based Programs. It then goes on to present recommendations generated by workshop participants on how to best address these...
Practical Lessons from China-based Suppliers in Achieving Environmental Performanceby , , and -
This working paper highlights examples of five companies operating
in China and illustrates the approaches they have adopted to address
environmental problems. The paper focuses on water pollution within China’s challenging business landscape.
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The Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are incentives for
development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. This document provides
an update on their benefits, applicability to specific technologies, and expiration dates.
Interpreting the Corporate Standard for U.S. Public Sector Organizationsby , , , , , , , and -
This report provides tailored guidance to interpret the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard specifically for the public sector.
For more information on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, please visit http://www.ghgprotocol.org/
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Once internal mitigation opportunities have been maximized, carbon markets provide another
option for businesses to reduce their carbon footprints and support emission reduction projects.
This fact sheet answers common questions about what types of projects can generate offsets, how...
Financial Impacts of Energy, Water and Climate Risks on Real Estate in Asiaby , , , and -
This report presents a framework to assess risks associated with energy security, water scarcity, and climate change for the real estate sector in Southeast Asia. It also discusses financial opportunities in the region’s growing green building market.
Financial Risks from Water Constraints on Power Generation in Asiaby , and -
This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants.
Financial Impacts of Climate Change and Water Scarcity on Asia’s Food and Beverage Sectorby , , , and -
This report identifies the potential financial impacts arising from climate change and water scarcity on the food and beverage sector in South and Southeast Asia.
U.S. policymakers at the federal, regional and state level are discussing market-based policies
to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Below are answers to
commonly asked questions about the scope of such legislation and the costs and benefits for...
A Preliminary Roadmap for Improving Ecosystem Service Indicatorsby -
This paper compiles and assesses current ecosystems services indicators in order to inform and advance such efforts.
Scaling up Investment in Sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countriesby , , , , and -
*On the Frontiers of Finance* provides an overview of the current landscape, lending practices, and principal challenges of financial intermediaries providing capital to sustainable SMEs in developing countries. The objective of this study is to help stimulate greater and more effective...
Conceptualizing a Robust Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Financial Institutionsby , and -
This report takes a first step in helping financial institutions create more robust GHG inventories, by discussing objectives, options, and challenges for financial institutions and stakeholders to consider when creating and evaluating a GHG emissions inventory.
Corporate Environmental and Social Reporting in Emerging Asiaby and -
This report focuses on corporate transparency on environmental risks, and lays the groundwork for understanding environmental disclosure and reporting issues in emerging markets through an investor lens. It is the second report in a series establishing the link between issues like climate change...
Corporate Action for a Strong, Low-Carbon Economyby , and -
This report assesses how companies have fared in addressing “cutting-edge issues.” The experiences of our corporate partners illustrate important progress and barriers.