This fact sheet highlights some of the impacts, threats, and vulnerabilities to human health in the United States associated with extreme weather events, examines how climate change is contributing to human health threats, and summarizes initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
WRI’s focus can be summed up in a
single word: results. We define these as
significant actions by government agencies,
corporations, policy-makers, or civil
society taken as a result of our activities
Best Practices Guide to Collaborative Solar Procurementby , , , , and -
This Best Practices Guide is intended to assist commercial and government entities in the process of organizing and executing a collaborative solar purchase.
Electricity Transmission Infrastructure and its Impact on the Renewable Energy Marketby , and -
This report examines electricity transmission developments and challenges for renewable energy in the European Union (EU), China, and the United States.
The Transformation of China's Energy System...by -
In this testimony, Senior Advisor Deborah Seligsohn discusses China's energy systems, future energy plans, and the business opportunities these create for other countries....
Priorities for a Financing Mechanism for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storageby , , and -
This working paper explores some of the key issues emerging around the effective financing of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects in developing countries. It presents a series of options and recommendations to international policymakers and agencies working to support...
A New Model for Local Land Protectionby and -
This issue brief provides an overview of how public land, including forestland, can be “put to work” to earn revenue from one or more ecosystem service market opportunities. Working forest revenue sources include sustainable timber production, recreation and hunting fees, and – to the extent...
Exploring Payments for Watershed Services in the U.S. Southby , and -
The issue brief provides an overview of how businesses and water utilities in the United States and Latin America are pursuing upstream forest conservation as a cost-effective means of ensuring clean water supplies. It also suggests how many of these approaches could be applicable in the...
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This report provides a detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world's coral reefs. It evaluates threats to coral reefs from a wide range of human activities, and includes an assessment of climate-related threats to reefs. It also contains a global assessment of the...
What’s Ahead for Power Plants & Industry? Using the Clean Air Act to Reduce GHGs, Building on Regional Programsby , , and -
This working paper explores how states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and industrial facilities using the standards
of performance under section 111 of the Clean Air Act.
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This study, conducted with Standard & Poors Rating Services, examines how climate change policy drivers could be incorporated into the evaluation of credit quality. It analyzes two types of federal climate policy scenarios – (1) a market-based GHG emissions reduction policy as approximated...
Weak Governance and the Gulf Oil Spill, a 30-Year Timelineby and -
This timeline provides a wide-ranging review of the decisions, policies, participants and events that formed the backdrop to the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This timeline is intended to serve as a resource and reference tool for policymakers, academics and journalists interested...
Incentives for the U.S. Southby , , and -
This issue brief provides an overview of incentives, markets, and practices that can promote conservation and sustainable management in the forests of the southern United States.
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Electricity consumers interested in switching to solar often find that traditional utility metering
arrangements based on a “one customer, one meter” model present barriers to selling power
back to the grid, siting projects, or owning systems jointly. These limitations are starting...
Proposed Accounting and Reporting Stepsby -
This paper suggests greenhouse gas accounting and reporting procedures for the agricultural sector, based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
Spotlight on Oil in Ugandaby , and -
This working paper examines whether new rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil industry.
Supporting Low Carbon Development with Climate Financeby and -
This paper was prepared as a conference paper for the New York University / United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs Workshop on Climate Finance hosted in Abu Dhabi on January 22-23, 2011.
Interactive Forest Atlas for Democratic Republic of Congo - Atlas Forestier Interactif de la République Démocratique du Congo (Version 1.0)by and -
Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data,...
This series of issue briefs explores incentives for ensuring that southern U.S. forests continue to supply the timber, water, recreation, and other benefits—known as “ecosystem services”—that people depend upon.
Re-Thinking the Legitimacy of Institutions for Climate Financeby , , and -
This report seeks to ground the debate on climate finance in an objective analysis of ongoing efforts to finance mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.
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This issue brief discusses different ways to improve the current system for reporting and compiling information on public financing for climate change. Its goal is to help Parties to the UNFCCC develop robust reporting processes for climate finance.