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.
Presents a unique methodology for testing and comparing the carbon-offset potential of a broad range of forestry schemes.
Argues that biodiversity prospecting ventures won't succeed if they don't promote sustainable development. Focus on three institutional elements that will ultimately determine the course of this industry: organizations, contracts, national legislation....
Supported by analyses of forestry techniques, case studies, and the effects of trade bans, boycotts, and timber-certification programs, this report offers recommendations to promote more sustainable management of humid tropical forests.
Clarifies link between environment and development, identifies approaches and activities most likely to resolve problems, suggests ways to integrate environmental considerations in A.I.D. programs. Designed for A.I.D. Missions and developing countries.
Demonstrates how shifting tax burden can reduce environmental damages, increase economic production and income, and increase economic welfare overall.
Explores the histories and structures of US policy analysis institutions.
Explores the main components of a tax-reform strategy that promotes environmental improvement.
Drawing on interviews with technical experts in industry, government, and academia and a survey of private-sector trends, the authors document the growing influence of environmental considerations on technology development in a broad range of industries.
Tackles the problem of estimating true transportation costs. Makes a case for transportation reforms and argues that these initiatives are unlikely to get off the drawing board unless and until U.S. drivers pay more of the true costs of transportation.
World Resources reports are definitive references on the global environment, containing the latest information on essential economic, population, and natural resource conditions and trends for 147 countries.
Offers the most systematic and comprehensive plan ever devised to protect the world's total stock of genes, species, and ecosystems....
One of the few contemporary case studies of the role of religious beliefs in environmental protection, this report offers specific policy recommendations in favor of decentralized government and local protection of ecosystems.
The authors review leading "paradigms" for environmental management and economic development and suggest practical steps for improved environmental information collection and for development of environmental indicators.
This report demonstrated that resource conserving agricultural systems are environmentally and economically superior to conventional systems over the long term.
Examines the status of coastal biodiversity and the potential impacts of climate change. Evaluate various policy responses and recommend specific changes to protect the biological wealth of these vital ecosystems.
Makes the environmental, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of deforestation come alive for readers far removed from the jungles of Amazonia and Thailand.
The World Resources Report offers essential economic, population, and natural resource data for 146 countries. With more than 150 tables, charts and figures.
A simple guide to the key environmental statistics compiled and distributed by the U.S. government on a regular basis.
Spells out actions that the North must take if the world economy is gong to continue to devlop and yet avoid the environmental degradation that threatens to undermine living standards.
Explains what biodiversity is, why it is important, how it is threatened, and what can be done to preserve it.