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.
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.
Assesses watershed management and upland development policy in Lao PDR in relation to government objectives and implementation capacity.
WRI's office design is built within a conventional leased office space and within a standard budget, but it makes some intelligent choices that use resources efficiently and deal with waste constructively....
Examines why the role of forests and land-use change under the Kyoto Protocol remains controversial. Notes that climate change is a major threat to biodiversity and that protecting biological diversity may help mitigate other impacts of climate change.
How the community of non-governmental organizations that until recently focused on multilateral development bank reform is responding to the rise of private investment flows to developing and transition economies.
Brings sustainable development down to earth for a business audience. Its framework, tools, and success stories break down abstract concepts into ideas small enough to grasp and powerful enough to lead to new business opportunities.
A collaborative effort by General Motors, the World Resources Institute, Monsanto, and British Petroleum addresses how the Earth's climate can be protected while expanding global economic prosperity.
Reveals the urgent need for action to incorporate biodiversity planning into agricultural development, and highlights effective practices and policies.
Uses satellite and field data to assess the impact of unsustainable logging on Burma's forests and establishes a link between logging policy, deforestation, and the political violence that has plagued the country in recent years.
Recommends policies to promote renewed forest stewardship and sound environmental management neglected during the Mobutu dictatorship and civil war. Argues that proper husbanding of the country's forest resources can act as a stimulant to economic growth....
Analyzes persistent, long-term demographic, economic, social, environmental, and security trends that are likely to shape and constrain the future.
This global, map-based analysis evaluates human pressure on coral reefs worldwide and provides information and tools to better manage coastal habitats.
Note: This analysis has been updated. Please see Reefs at Risk Revisited (2011) for the most recent data.
Profiles eight segments of the private financial services industry, and identifies a list of potential leverage points for influencing various actors to integrate environmental considerations into decision making.
Provides a basic framework for thinking about the various categories of sustainabilty indicators, and provides a preliminary list of ongoing efforts in the field.
A joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank
Explores the links between environmental quality and human health, looking both at the environmental threats associated...
Warns that allowing uncontrolled extractive activities in Venezuela's Guayana region risks opportunities for economic growth and conservation. Identifies policy options for development plans with safeguard measures based on conservation, sustainability....
What are the potential significance and feasibility of increased integration of economic objectives and environmental objectives in U.S. foreign policy, and the projection of that integration into multilateral fora?
Environmental lobbying in Indonesia has traditionally been done by pressuring the Indonesian state on one hand and the donor countries and global funding agencies such as the World Bank and IMF on the other hand.
This background paper addresses the question, "How has financial globalization directly and indirectly changed the context for influencing the environmental character of Mexico's development?"