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.
The Corporate Guide to Green Power Markets is designed to help corporations understand, explore, and evaluate renewable energy opportunities. The Guide consists of a series of installments that explore different aspects of corporate markets for green power, based on WRI's experience with...
A guide on design and implementation of effective GHG programs based on internationally accepted standards and methodologies for GHG accounting and reporting.
This WRI policy brief gives an overview of the benefits that are motivating businesses in Europe to switch to renewable energy.
This WRI/WBCSD report explains how to quantify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from projects that either generate or reduce the consumption of electricity transmitted over power grids. It is a supplement to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting.
This guidebook explains how to customize a greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation tool. It is designed to help technical staff adapt existing GHG Protocol calculation tools to use for a specific GHG program or to more closely reflect national and/or regional circumstances.
This report seeks to build the "business case" for sponsors of large-scale, high-impact projects to treat the consent of the host community as a requirement of project development....
Proposes an action agenda for business, governments, and civil society to reverse ecosystem degradation.
An analysis of ways to promote the policy and market structures for deploying low-carbon technologies to mitigate climate change. This report is a collaboration between WRI and the Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets.
Discussions of base of the economic pyramid (BOP) markets have, until now, relied principally on business case studies and rough estimates of market size. The Next 4 Billion uses previously unreleased data to measure market opportunity at the BOP.
Explores six challenges -- water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, overexploitation of oceans, and nutrient overloading -- and discusses their implications for business and examples of corporate responses.
A practical resource for companies that want to "green" their energy supply but don't know how....
Among the first efforts to systematically document the size and scope of the base of the economic pyramid (BOP) market using statistical analysis.
This publication was prepared by the Development through Enterprise Project at World Resources Institute, for the Inter-American...
A guide on managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that details the various steps necessary to manage, track, and reduce GHG emissions.
Describes the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs.
Since January 2005, the Green Power Market Development Group has implemented or signed contracts for 185 megawatts (MW) of new green power projects and purchases – enough to power approximately 55,000 homes.
Provides specific principles, concepts, and methods for quantifying and reporting GHG reductions from climate change mitigation projects.
Discusses how economic development in developing countries can be compatible with limiting their greenhouse gas emissions.
Policies to regulate greenhouse gases are being developed and implemented in major markets around the world. Because these new policies bring costs as well as opportunities, prudent investors will factor climate change risk into investment decisions.
The ACEA Agreement target in 2008 will entail costs for the industry that are likely to to distributed differently between the member companies. Yet these costs, along with their competitive implicatications, remain hidden from the public.
The statement from the Board identifies 10 key messages and conclusions that can be drawn from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.