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.
Chronicles the benefits and shortcomings of trade and structural adjustment policies promoted throughout Latin America and the Caribbean by the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other multinational agencies during the 1980s.
Shows how greater attention to environmental costs can improve the bottom line and promote business sustainability. Gives practical steps for integrating effective environmental accounting practices into business systems.
A comprehensive, empirically based analysis of U.S. agricultural sustainability. Uses agronomic and environmental data collected from 45 physical U.S. regions. A tool to assess the environmental and economic impacts of a broad range of policy options.
Shows that environmental protection requirements have not contributed to job loss or reduced international competitiveness for U.S. companies, and that firms with superior environmental performance are no less profitable than others in the same industry.
An analysis of the political, legislative, historical, and physical backgrounds that affect forest management in Nepal and how to empower local communities to take on forest management.
This report can help other developing nations facing steep population increases to chart a course for reducing poverty, limiting ecological damages, and eventually, stabilizing their populations.
Special features of this outstanding edition include: Population and the Environment; Regional Focus on China and India; Women and Sustainable Development; Natural Resource Consumption.
Examines underlying economic, social, and political forces that drive forest conversion and exploitation and reforms in which local participation, national institutions, donor assistance, and international action can promote effective forest management.
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....