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.
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...
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.
Review of the World Bank's publicly available documents for energy sector lending from 2000 to 2006 reveals that there is very little systematic incorporation of climate change issues.
This review is an updated annex to <a href="/publication-4082.html">Mainstreaming...
Proceedings from Workshop on Watershed Management, Land Cover Change Analysis, and Modeling of Land-based Sources of Pollution and Sediment Discharge to the MAR -- San Ignacio, Belize, August 15-18, 2006
How will U.S. agriculture be affected by climate change and how do farmers benefit by decreasing their greenhouse gas emissions?
The Thai assessment was completed by the Health Systems Research Institute in partnership with Palang Thai, the Thailand Environment Institute, and King Prajadhipok's Institute. This report examines efforts to privatize the electricity sector....
Special issue of the journal Africa Development brings together articles on Uganda, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Ethiopia by scholars across Africa who have worked with WRI on the decentralization and Environment Initiative.
In this annual report, we have highlighted some examples of how WRI is putting ideas into action to protect the Earth and improve people's lives....
Mapping less disturbed forest tracts, floodplain and bottomland ecosystems of intact river basins, naturally rare and unique forest communities, and rare and endangered plant species habitats -- to aid regional conservation strategies.
Presents the results of a multiyear project to map Canada's large, intact forest landscapes and analyze their distribution and level of protection....
Can we increase grain ethanol production without risk to soil and water resources?
Presents an analysis and geographical representation of relatively large landscapes free of visual evidence of human disturbances across the State of Alaska, USA.
This paper analyzes the environmental and poverty effects of agricultural subsidies. It proposes policy reforms to help developing countries capitalize on subsidy reductions and turn their agriculture sectors into vehicles for sustainable development.
The evidence has never been stronger that protecting the environment is not only compatible with the World Bank's development objectives, but in fact essential to achieving them....