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.
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 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.
This article explores and profiles the local-level outcomes of Cameroon's decentralization of forest management....
Text of comments at the June 3, 2005 Tax Reform and the Environment seminar.
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.
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.
Presents a synthesis and integration of the findings of the four MA Working Groups along with more detailed findings for selected ecosystem services concerning condition and trends and scenarios, and response options,
The statement from the Board identifies 10 key messages and conclusions that can be drawn from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
The ACEA Agreement target in 2008 will entail costs for the industry that are likely to to distributed differently between the member companies. Yet these costs, along with their competitive implicatications, remain hidden from the public.
Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data,...
Reviews the performance of a multi-state emissions trading program for nitrogen oxides (NOx), implemented by states in the Ozone Transport Commission. Based on this review, recommendations are made for multi-state emissions trading for greenhouse gases.
What's coming up in 2005 for global warming, ecosystems, poverty and the environment? Remarks by Jonathan Lash based on a National Press Club briefing on December 21, 2004....
Provides investors worldwide with information to assist them in responding to the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change.