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.
An assessment of the potential interaction between the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the framework of international investment law.
While the ANWR Coastal Plain may make a contribution to U.S. oil supply a decade from now, we cannot rely on ANWR to significantly alleviate our long-term security problems stemming from our heavy reliance on increasingly imported oil.
Reveals that environmental damage threatens future world food production.
This is a joint study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Resources Institute.
Warns that the world's grasslands have declined in their extent and condition, as well as their ability to support human, plant, and animal life....
Provides a "big picture" view of forest extent and change and the role of these ecosystems in industrial roundwood production, woodfuel use and availability, biodiversity, carbon storage and sequestration, and watershed protection....
Draws on experiences of Central and Eastern European countries to examine the Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) flexibility mechanisms created by the Kyoto Protocol and explores issues regarding their implementation.
Examines how implementation of the Kyoto Protocol could actually help U.S. agriculture.
Pinpoints the areas within the CDM's regulations where public access and participation should be introduced. Highlights the importance and the benefits of including such measures in the already complex Kyoto Protocol on climate change....
How some companies are failing to disclose their exposure to financially material environmental issues -- running counter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and preventing investors from accurately valuing these companies.
Reveals that the world's freshwater systems are so degraded that their ability to support human, plant and animal life is greatly in peril....
Sets out to understand how decentralization of decision making and management authority affects biodiversity conservation.
Cameroon's forestry legislation is implemented by the allocation of <i>ventes de coupe</i>, <i>Unités Forestières d'Aménagement</i> (UFA) and community forests. This paper presents information on how different logging rights were allocated and to whom....
A Biodiversity Support Program publication, this report outlines the extent of biodiversity conservation funding in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Despite waste reduction measures and significant improvements in the efficiency of material use in Austria, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United States, the overall quantities of wastes flowing into the environment each year continue to grow.
This millennial edition focuses on five critical ecosystems that have been shaped by the interaction of physical environment, biological conditions, and human intervention: Croplands, forests, coastal zones, freshwater systems, and grasslands.
A handbook on organizing and implementing effective natural resources monitoring programs based on the experiences of and lessons learned by thirteen NGOs.
Details struggles over basic design and features of the Clean Development Mechanism established in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change. Reviews different designs and explores how an "open architecture" CDM might operate.
Provides a detailed account of the human, economic, and environmental damage that occurred as a result of the 1997-98 fires in Indonesia.
Examines the challenges of managing the upper watersheds of mainland Southeast Asia, taking local livelihoods and resource competition as its point of departure.
Identifies Group of Eight (G8) subsidies to forest products industries that undermine forest protection and accelerate forest loss and highlights actions these countries should take to conserve and manage forests for future generations.