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.
A guide on design and implementation of effective GHG programs based on internationally accepted standards and methodologies for GHG accounting and reporting.
Clarifies the relationship between adaptation and development by analyzing 135 projects, policies, and other initiatives from the developing world that have been labeled by implementers or researchers as "adaptation to climate change."
The 2nd of 5 issue briefs on the policy challenges and opportunities of carbon capture technology.
This publication is an in-depth study and data analysis of GHG emissions for 8 Midwest U.S. States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Legislative Hearing on *America’s Climate Security Act of 2007,* S. 2191
Jonathan Lash explains why laying out the pathway of steadily declining emissions is important, discusses the ongoing activities of the United States Climate Action Partnership (US CAP) organizations, and highlights the impact of energy choices on national security and climate impacts.
This article examines how forestry policy and implementation maintain double standards in a manner that excludes the rural poor from the natural wealth around them. It originally appeared in the October, 2007 issue of *Sustainability Science.* The [original article](...
The 1st of 5 issue briefs on the policy challenges and opportunities of carbon capture technology.
WRI submitted this document on September 14th 2007 to the U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, in response to the Committee's invitation to submit written testimony....
WRI has never been in as right a time and place as it is today. There is, at last, renewed urgency about dealing with environmental issues, not just in the United States, but in much of the world.
This report analyzes the prospects of state efforts to address climate change by looking at a range of case studies to determine what characteristics of state policy innovation may be indicators of successful federal adoption.
Extensive subsurface "tile" drainage systems on Corn Belt farmlands have important implications for nutrient pollution in surface water, notably the hypoxic "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, existing drainage data are outdated and inconsistent. Can a map-based...
This WRI policy brief gives an overview of the benefits that are motivating businesses in Europe to switch to renewable energy.
Decisions about energy policy must consider the impacts and tradeoffs to both energy security and climate change. This analysis assesses a range of energy choices currently under consideration, and illustrates how well each option addresses each of these challenges.
This WRI/WBCSD report explains how to quantify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from projects that either generate or reduce the consumption of electricity transmitted over power grids. It is a supplement to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting.
This guidebook explains how to customize a greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation tool. It is designed to help technical staff adapt existing GHG Protocol calculation tools to use for a specific GHG program or to more closely reflect national and/or regional circumstances.
Now that legislation in the U.S. has jump-started the ethanol industry, priority should be directed less at the expansion of the industry and more at an evolution that offers the most benefits for the environment and energy security.
The Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) Indicator Toolkit presents a framework to assess and promote good governance in the electricity sector.
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,...
Highlights the potential economic and environmental benefits of a revenue neutral tax reform where a national tax on carbon emissions is paired with a reduction in the payroll tax so the reform is both revenue and distributionally neutral.