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.
Documents the role played by multinational logging companies in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries.
Identifies the broader implications of the Aarhus Convention and seeks to influence the debate over disclosure policies by international and global institutions.
Prepared for the OECD Climate Forum, this paper addresses the two key institutional dimensions of the CDM: Design of the regulatory framework and design of the implementation models.
Explores the cost-effectiveness and environmental performance of various strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in nutrient-impaired waterways.
Reveals that export credit and investment insurance agencies (ECAs) as a group are promoting exports and investments to developing countries that will contribute to long-term increases in greenhouse gas emissions.
Warns that the planet's coastal zone is in danger of losing its capacity to provide fish, protect homes and businesses, reduce pollution and erosion, and sustain biological diversity....
Energy is the lifeblood of the world's economy, the underlying means by which modern societies function. The interruption of supplies by natural or man-made events demonstrates how totally dependent we have become on the energy-consuming machines....
Explores the scale and magnitude of timber, energy, and mineral resources development within Canada's northern frontier, home to over a third of the world's boreal forest and a tenth of total global forest cover....
Examining 13 companies in the U.S. pulp and paper sector, this report provides a new method of assessing a company's prospective financial exposure to environmental risks that could give investors an edge when making investment decisions.
Addresses the intersection between the forest sector and structural adjustment lending and asks the question, "To what extent, and under what conditions, can the World Bank be an effective proponent of forest policy reform through adjustment lending?"...
Provides an overview of logging activities within Gabon's forests and summarizes Gabon's forestry law and tax system....
Documents through maps and indicators the current and historic extent of logging in Cameroon along with the key actors -- companies and individuals -- engaged in this activity.
Trade liberalization that threatens forests should not go forward until mechanisms are in place to ensure parallel progress on forest protection. The authors highlight recommendations which make both economic and environmental sense.
Comparative analysis catalogues the different strategies pursued by NCSDs, areas of demonstrated achievement, and common obstacles.
Examines the role of local communities specifically in forest law enforcement. Highlights the role of communities in law enforcement.
WRI authors team up with collaborators in Brazil, China and India to assess the development benefits of potential CDM projects.
Millions of children living in the world’s largest cities, particularly in developing countries, are exposed to life-threatening air pollution two to eight times above the maximum World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
Argues that production and consumption patterns are integrally linked and entire use cycle must be considered to understand environmental effects, identify potential interventions, and articulate effective policy approaches.
This report reviews the challenges and opportunities presented by the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol for Central and Eastern European countries with economies in transition, and serves as a background study for the project.
Examines voluntary participation by developing countries under an approach that reintegrates the two facets of the common but differentiated principle. Discusses the use of an alternative form of emission targets -- greenhouse gas intensity targets.