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 series of issue briefs explores incentives for ensuring that southern U.S. forests continue to supply the timber, water, recreation, and other benefits—known as “ecosystem services”—that people depend upon.
This report seeks to ground the debate on climate finance in an objective analysis of ongoing efforts to finance mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.
This issue brief discusses different ways to improve the current system for reporting and compiling information on public financing for climate change. Its goal is to help Parties to the UNFCCC develop robust reporting processes for climate finance.
As governments around the world devise policies to reduce energy consumption and GHGs, and minimize dependence on foreign sources of energy, they are increasingly focusing on technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Insulation, lighting, and building controls are the...
this policy brief provides context, concise analysis, and recommendations to Parties for addressing carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) issues raised to date in the twin track United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol (KP) processes.
This Working Paper summarizes the common challenges identified by greenhouse gas accounting and reporting programs at the March 2010 International Workshop of GHG Protocol-based Programs. It then goes on to present recommendations generated by workshop participants on how to best address these...
This working paper proposes several options for improved coordination of REDD+ financing at the national, bilateral and multilateral level. It identifies a need to balance improvements in coordination at the global level with the equal importance of promoting flexibility, learning, and country-...
This paper provides recommendations and options for harmonizing accounting rules for developed country, or Annex I, emissions reduction pledges for a post-2012 climate policy under discussion in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change‘s (UNFCCC) Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term...
This working paper summarizes country submissions to the UNFCCC on the key issues
in the international climate negotiations.
This report was designed to provide guidance to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project developers, regulators, and local communities as they engage in discussions regarding potential CCS projects.
This working paper series summarizes key innovations and challenges of the Clean Technology Fund. It analyzes the investment plans that the Fund has endorsed to date, and makes the case for greater emphasis on institutional capacity and governance in program design.
This working paper explores the value of temporary carbon storage, as well as the implications of those temporary storage values for several critical policy design questions relating to greenhouse gas accounting and biological offsets.
This report provides key findings and lessons learned from a comprehensive review of major bus improvements in 13 Latin American and Asian cities.
This working paper analyzes the main methodological
issues involved in making an citywide transportation emissions inventory and explores how
they can influence the inventory’s results.
This working paper highlights examples of five companies operating
in China and illustrates the approaches they have adopted to address
environmental problems. The paper focuses on water pollution within China’s challenging business landscape.
The Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are incentives for
development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. This document provides
an update on their benefits, applicability to specific technologies, and expiration dates.
This report provides tailored guidance to interpret the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard specifically for the public sector.
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This report examines how low-carbon technologies have been introduced, adapted, deployed, and diffused in three greenhouse gas-intensive sectors in China: supercritical/ultrasupercritical (SC/USC) coal-fired power generation technology; onshore wind energy technology; and blast furnace top gas...
This report informs investors about the market potential of the clean
energy industry serving India’s rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) market, by looking at its opportunities, challenges, and potential paths to growth.
This report uses mapping data to examine the spatial relationships between poverty, livestock production systems, the location of livestock services, in order to ensure that government investments in the livestock sector benefit smallholders and high-poverty locations.