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.
Based on experiences in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, this report makes the case for greater attention to how electricity sector decisions are made -- and the need for greater public involvement and scrutiny.
Dr. Jonathan Pershing testifies at the Hearing on Climate Change -- International Issues, Engaging Developing Countries on March 27, 2007
This document contains WRI's responses to questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on options for U.S. climate policy design and implementation....
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,...
Discussions of base of the economic pyramid (BOP) markets have, until now, relied principally on business case studies and rough estimates of market size. The Next 4 Billion uses previously unreleased data to measure market opportunity at the BOP.
How can managers of agricultural operations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? What opportunities exist under the Conservation Title of the 2007 Farm Bill to enhance climate change mitigation opportunities from the U.S. agricultural sector?
Climate change affects your company’s competitive landscape in ways you might not realize. Here’s how to map your risks—and opportunities.
Jonathan Lash's testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee...
This document contains WRI's responses to questions from the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on the impacts that biofuels promotion, especially ethanol, might contribute to energy security and efforts to combat climate change....
Explains how reverse auctions can be used as a cost-effective method for allocating funding in US Farm Bill Conservation Programs.
Identifies indicators of sustainable transport to help decision makers in Asian cities better understand the current sustainability, or lack of it, of their urban transport systems and to develop more structured and quantified approaches to policy making.
This is a joint publication...
What policies are needed so that reforms in agricultural subsidies in developed countries can translate into real benefits for poor farmers and for the environment in developing countries?
National Press Club Briefing by Jonathan Lash on December 19th, 2006.
This analysis quantifies and maps the origins of sediment and nutrient runoff that threatens the Mesoamerican Reef. With it, WRI seeks to inform land-use planning, agriculture, conservation and threat mitigation efforts.
Explores six challenges -- water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, overexploitation of oceans, and nutrient overloading -- and discusses their implications for business and examples of corporate responses.
Presents a framework for understanding the regulatory and market dynamics driving the demand for more fuel efficient and less polluting automobiles, and highlights investment ideas that are levered to this long-term theme.
An analysis of GHG Intensity targets, underlying indicators, rationales, real-world applications, and implementation issues.
A practical resource for companies that want to "green" their energy supply but don't know how....
The Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) Guidance for GHG Project Accounting was developed to provide more specific guidance to the Protocol for Project Accounting to quantify and report GHG reductions from LULUCF project activities.
How will U.S. agriculture be affected by climate change and how do farmers benefit by decreasing their greenhouse gas emissions?