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.
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.
Describes the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs.
Provides specific principles, concepts, and methods for quantifying and reporting GHG reductions from climate change mitigation projects.
Describes how attention to environmental sustainability can be mainstreamed into four pillars, and provides guidance to staff efforts to put mainstreaming into practice in the design and implementation of regional, country- and project- level operations.
This paper introduces the socio-economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology in Asia and suggests a research agenda to determine if and how biotechnology can contribute to pro-poor sustainable development in the region.
Calls for the reform or even elimination of ECAs come in the broader policy context of government commitments to meet Millennium Development Goals that set targets for poverty alleviation, health, education, and environmental protection.
This paper focuses on the social and economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology and its products and taking these implications into account in decision-making.
The Belize Coastal Threat Atlas contains detailed assessments and mapping of threats to coral reefs in Belize, along with analysis. The project uses a geographical information system (GIS) to visualize and analyze the relationship between human activities and coral reef health.
This paper makes the case that employing Materials Flow Analysis as a tool for environmental policy has utility, and that this type of analysis addresses major environmental policy challenges.
Ecosystems are---or can be---the wealth of the poor. For many of the 1.1 billion people living in severe poverty, nature has always been a daily lifeline---an asset for those with few other material assets.
Developed by the Goldman Environmental Prize to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.
Investigates the limited extent to which climate change issues have been included in the World Bank Group's country assistance strategies, energy-sector loans and project lending and recommends reforms to improve Bank practices....
This article explores and profiles the local-level outcomes of Cameroon's decentralization of forest management....
This policy brief examines the limitations of MDB measures to assess and monitor the environmental and social impacts of subproject investments resulting from their lending through Financial Intermediary institutions.
Presents framework for understanding the regulatory and market dynamics driving the demand for more fuel efficient and less polluting automobiles, and highlights investment ideas levered to this long-term theme.
WRI focuses on four areas: healthy ecosystems, stable climate, sustainable enterprise, and access to environmental information and decisions.
Text of comments from the June 3, 2005 Tax Reform and the Environment seminar.
Text of comments at the June 3, 2005 Tax Reform and the Environment seminar.
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.