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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Documents the role played by multinational logging companies in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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....