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.
Focusing on UNEP's North American region, comprised of Canada and the United States, report provides an integrated analysis of the state of resource assets and 30–year trends in nine major themes....
Outlines the challenges and benefits of green power for commercial and industrial users. Based on WRI’s experience with the Green Power Market Development Group.
Evaluates how environmental issues might impact the future financial performance of leading companies in the oil and gas sector.
An assessment of U.S. performance in two areas that influence the environmental character of private financial flows to developing countries: bilateral export and investment promotion agencies and multilateral financial institutions.
Drawing on past experience from six country studies, this report provides recommendations for including environmental concerns and social public benefits as integral parts of reforms in the electric power sector.
Assesses the potential of decentralization reform to improve rural livelihoods and natural resource stewardship in this rapidly-changing region.
Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Central Africa, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection -- offering the first comprehensive picture of where logging concessions are located throughout the region.
Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Canada and the United States, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection.
Shows how ecologically based practices can generate profits, while contributing to broader goals of sustainable development.
Identifies and outlines nineteen powerful trends that are reshaping global markets and changing the role and strategies of corporations. Presents leading indicators of world economic, environmental and social conditions to international business audiences.
Explores options for enhancing regional environmental governance by examining political, economic, and environmental response to transboundary environmental challenges through four prominent regional institutions: ASEAN, ADB, ESCAP, and the MRC.
A 2003 analysis of the potential impact of U.S. climate change policy if it were to link greenhouse gas emission growth to a percentage of economic growth.
Provides a detailed analysis of threats to coral reefs across Southeast Asia and provides an economic valuation of what will be lost if these threats -- destructive fishing, overfishing, marine-based and inland pollution, coastal development -- continue.
A comprehensive, map-based analysis of the scale and pace of change affecting Indonesia's forests and the forces and actors that are driving deforestation -- turning Indonesia from a forest-rich country to a forest-poor country....
Examines current issues surrounding dryland management policies and the livelihoods of people who live in dryland areas.
Examines activities implemented by six economies in transition (EITs) in Central and Eastern Europe to reduce or limit their emissions of greenhouse gases.
December 7, 2001. Gives a brief overview of the seventh meeting of the COP of the Framework Convention on Climate Change and its results to the Ford Foundation in relation to its work worldwide in the Environment and Development Field.
Analyses the World Commission on Dams (WCD) as a model for global public policymaking on contentious issues of environment, development and justice. Traces the WCD's roots in the history of global commissions and civil society organizing....