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.
The study includes analysis of the role of the new Electricity Regulatory Commission of the Philippines, and the electricity reform process.
In this issue brief, WRI and Duke Energy explain how instituting a carbon tax would simultaneously support federal tax reform initiatives, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and promote sound energy policies.
The analysis compiles a comprehensive set of geospatial indicators of human activities that lead to forest degradation and conversion. Illustrated by numerous maps, the results provide valuable insights for land-use planning and zoning.
WRI's submission to the recent Bingaman-Domenici Senate white paper reflect our experience working with business and government to accelerate the U.S. response to climate change....
The study includes analysis of the process by which the Indonesian Electricity Reform Law was developed.
The assessment looks at policy processes at the central level in India, and electricity regulatory processes in the Indian States of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
This atlas, developed by WRI and NOAA, provides a series of spatial indicators of watershed-based sources of threat to coral reefs in the US Virgin Islands.
"Perspectives" article published in the Winter 2006 edition of Issues in Science and Technology. Posted with permission....
Summary of briefing by Jonathan Lash, President of the World Resources Institute, for journalists on environmental trends for 2006.
Discusses how economic development in developing countries can be compatible with limiting their greenhouse gas emissions.
Provides a comprehensive assessment of the world's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the global, national, sectoral, and fuel levels and identifies implications of the data for international cooperation on global climate change....
Assesses the forest carbon situation in Russia and makes the data available to researchers and policy makers.
Since January 2005, the Green Power Market Development Group has implemented or signed contracts for 185 megawatts (MW) of new green power projects and purchases – enough to power approximately 55,000 homes.
Describes the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs.
Provides specific principles, concepts, and methods for quantifying and reporting GHG reductions from climate change mitigation projects.
Describes how attention to environmental sustainability can be mainstreamed into four pillars, and provides guidance to staff efforts to put mainstreaming into practice in the design and implementation of regional, country- and project- level operations.
This paper introduces the socio-economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology in Asia and suggests a research agenda to determine if and how biotechnology can contribute to pro-poor sustainable development in the region.
Calls for the reform or even elimination of ECAs come in the broader policy context of government commitments to meet Millennium Development Goals that set targets for poverty alleviation, health, education, and environmental protection.
This paper focuses on the social and economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology and its products and taking these implications into account in decision-making.