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.
This paper was originally written as an input into the sixth meeting of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV in Panama City in October 2011.
The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) provides practical instructions to environmental and social practitioners on how to incorporate ecosystem services throughout environmental and social impact assessment.
The latest version of the ESR for...
This working paper seeks to identify concrete pathways for building an international "climate change regime." It surveys and
analyzes the academic literature as well as proposals by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and
Based on input from more than 100 experts in 36 countries, this report offers specific, practical strategies and innovative case studies to inform how to integrate climate change risks into national policies and planning.
This report aims to provide adaptation and development practitioners with a practical framework for developing monitoring and evaluation systems that can track the success and failure of adaptation initiatives in the development context.
This series of policy briefs provides a review of some of the major climate change science research and innovations in recent years.
This standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and
other organizations to quantify and publicly report an
inventory of GHG emissions and removals associated
with a specific product.
This standard (also referred to
as the Scope 3 Standard) provides requirements and
guidance for companies and other organizations to
prepare and publicly report a GHG emissions inventory
that includes indirect emissions resulting from value
chain activities (i.e.,...
This issue brief provides an overview of the current status of conservation easements in the U.S. South relative to the rest of the United States and how easement use can be increased.
This paper offers a strategic framework for policymakers seeking to capitalize on the low-carbon transition.
This issue brief explores forest carbon offsets in the context of the southern United States. It is intended as an introductory resource for southern
woodland owners, nongovernmental organizations active in
the region, offset project developers, and other forest carbon
This brief describes a number of policy tools that can be employed to drive investment in renewable energy technologies and discusses which policy options may be the best fit based on the commercial maturity of a targeted technology.
A joint collaboration between WRI and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
This WRI/WBCSD publication is an information and decision-making tool to help customers develop their own sustainable procurement policies for wood and paper-based products. It also...
This policy brief explains the various steps in calculating the social cost of carbon, the weaknesses and strengths of those calculations, and how they are used to inform climate policy. The aim is to help policymakers, regulators, civil society, and others judge for themselves the reliability...
This report explores
whether technology improvements alone can achieve
oil consumption and GHG emissions reduction targets
consistent with recent draft legislation and international
Global companies are under increasing pressure to be energy efficient, from New York City to
Shanghai. Financing has long been a barrier, but a variety of financing tools can help unlock
capital flows. To help governments and business understand how they can leverage energy
This analysis includes a valuation of coral reef-associated fisheries, potential losses to tourism due to beach erosion, and examines the role of coral reefs in reducing coastal flooding during storms. In addition, we provide a literature review of 16 coral reef valuations conducted in Jamaica...
This report makes the business case for private sector
adaptation to climate change in ways that
build the resilience of vulnerable communities
in developing countries.
Forty-one developing countries have submitted mitigation actions under the UNFCCC in line with the 2010 Cancun agreements. This paper examines the subset of developing country actions that are framed in greenhouse gas (GHG) terms.
This paper explores current use valuation programs as one tool for conserving and fostering sustainable management of southern U.S. forests under private ownership. The brief identifies key constraints on existing programs and suggests measures that could be implemented to enhance program...