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.
Uses satellite and field data to assess the impact of unsustainable logging on Burma's forests and establishes a link between logging policy, deforestation, and the political violence that has plagued the country in recent years.
Recommends policies to promote renewed forest stewardship and sound environmental management neglected during the Mobutu dictatorship and civil war. Argues that proper husbanding of the country's forest resources can act as a stimulant to economic growth....
Analyzes persistent, long-term demographic, economic, social, environmental, and security trends that are likely to shape and constrain the future.
This global, map-based analysis evaluates human pressure on coral reefs worldwide and provides information and tools to better manage coastal habitats.
Note: This analysis has been updated. Please see Reefs at Risk Revisited (2011) for the most recent data.
Profiles eight segments of the private financial services industry, and identifies a list of potential leverage points for influencing various actors to integrate environmental considerations into decision making.
Provides a basic framework for thinking about the various categories of sustainabilty indicators, and provides a preliminary list of ongoing efforts in the field.
A joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank
Explores the links between environmental quality and human health, looking both at the environmental threats associated...
Warns that allowing uncontrolled extractive activities in Venezuela's Guayana region risks opportunities for economic growth and conservation. Identifies policy options for development plans with safeguard measures based on conservation, sustainability....
Environmental lobbying in Indonesia has traditionally been done by pressuring the Indonesian state on one hand and the donor countries and global funding agencies such as the World Bank and IMF on the other hand.
What are the potential significance and feasibility of increased integration of economic objectives and environmental objectives in U.S. foreign policy, and the projection of that integration into multilateral fora?
This background paper addresses the question, "How has financial globalization directly and indirectly changed the context for influencing the environmental character of Mexico's development?"
How has financial globalization directly and indirectly changed the context for influencing the environmental character of China's development?
The same activities that will eventually threaten the earth's climate also threaten human health today....
This report explains why delaying policy implementation threatens to make climate protection more, not less, costly while also postponing potential benefits from early action.
Spells out a realistic and workable plan that ensures a healthy stock of environmental and natural resources assets. Examine environmental performance and trends in agriculture, electricity generation, transportation, and pulp and paper manufacturing.
An empirical and policy assessment that highlights recent changes in trade policy and focuses on the sectoral impacts from these changes, their likely environmental consequences, and opportunities to promote more sustainable trade strategies.
Shows how an integrated U.S. approach to dealing with of climate change, air pollution, and energy security would be a much more efficient and economical way of solving these linked problems.
Analyzes the ways in which international institutions are, or are not, contributing to the environmental character of private capital flows.
Cyanide fishing is responsible for damaging coral reef habitats throughout the Indo-Pacific region and is spreading quickly as fishers respond to market demand for ornamental and edible fish.
Calls for a new framework to measure and communicate corporate environmental performance based on four standard categories of environmental performance on materials use, energy consumption, non-product output, and pollutant releases.