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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides readers a tool by which to form their own judgment about the likely economic impact of climate protection policy.
Constructs a parallel set of national accounts in physical terms using material flow analysis; proposes new summary measures that can be used with economic indicators to give a far more accurate sense of the scale and consequences of industrial activity.
Offers the first scientific assessment of the world's large, intact natural forests and graphically depicts the extent of human impacts on global forests....
Uses case studies to make the case for protecting biodiversity wherever it is found and not just within the boundaries of protected areas. Explains challenges and opportunities of bioregional management. Highlights core elements of successful projects.
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?
Counters argument that environmental regulation spawned productivity slowdown. Shows how conventional measure of productivity growth misrepresents industrial process by taking into account pollution abatement costs and ignoring pollution damages averted.
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Identifies key steps Guyana can take for sustainable forestry management, providing both concrete proposals for immediate and...
Reveals vital but overlooked ingredients for spreading innovative sustainable agriculture techniques -- mainly institutional collaboration, farmer participation, and political support.
Urbanization is one of the critical global trends shaping the future. While great environmental challenges lie ahead, there are many innovative and effective approaches to environmental management undertaken by cities and communities around the world.
This report explores the extraordinarily rich potential that new technologies offer to resolve environmental and economic problems.
Brings together an extensive body of experimental and epidemiological research from around the world documenting the effects of widely used pesticides on the immune system and the attendant health risks.
Chronicles the benefits and shortcomings of trade and structural adjustment policies promoted throughout Latin America and the Caribbean by the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other multinational agencies during the 1980s.
Shows how greater attention to environmental costs can improve the bottom line and promote business sustainability. Gives practical steps for integrating effective environmental accounting practices into business systems.