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.
A map-based analysis of human pressure on coral reefs in Sabah, Malaysia, designed to halt reef degradation and improve coastal management.
Explores a range of options for designing an international framework for climate protection beyond the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period.
Provides information on the content and origin of the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the legal obligations of the parties under the Protocol.
Reviews public participation policies of institutions in three international arenas: Multilateral environmental agreements, multilateral development bank policy and lending, and trade and regional economic bodies.
The fourth installment accompanies the release of the Green Power Analysis Tool. This installment identifies the business case for the tool, describes how it works, and explains how managers can input data on green power projects and corporate targets.
Compares a number of policy options to reduce nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin from agricultural sources, provide new income sources for farmers, and help address hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
Introduces corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories as a fundamental first step to enabling green power to meet corporate energy and climate goals.
A web-based analysis taking advantage of the power of geospatial technologies to examine the world’s drylands from the perspective of human livelihoods and how these livelihoods are integrated with dryland ecosystem goods and services.
Contains the tools to assess implementation of several access principles as they relate to environmental decision-making—access to information, access to participation, access to justice, and capacity-building, with accompanying instructional text.
Based on experiences gained implementing WRI's CO2 reduction commitment, this guide helps other office-based organizations understand climate change and the practical steps they can take to measure and reduce their CO2 emissions.
Experts from around the world explore options for strengthening the Kyoto Protocol and Climate Convention, including proposals to engage both developed and developing countries in protecting the climate.
The first-ever, detailed map of intact forest landscapes in Russia, and can be used to flag areas where special precautions must be taken before development decisions are made.
A private sector strategy for global digital opportunity.
Provides an introduction to landfill gas as a green energy source for commercial and industrial enterprises.
This brief presents preliminary findings and recommendations from research on natural resources in decentralization efforts around the world.
An overview of results from the Fourth WTO Ministerial Meeting (Nov. 2001): political context of ministerial meeting, key actors/stakeholders, and analysis of issues negotiated in the "Doha Development Round."
Gives an overview of the emerging global regime on genetic resources, with a special emphasis on its implications for local and impoverished communities worldwide.
Provides a background on the threat posed by and history of international response to climate change while identifying opportunities to maximize local participation in these processes, concluding with a strategy for intervention.
The report highlights the use and impact of poverty maps -- the spatial representation and analysis of human well-being and poverty indicators -- in 14 countries and identifies lessons that can guide future poverty mapping efforts.
Addresses the status of access to information, participation, and justice in nine countries -- Chile, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and the United States.