This fact sheet highlights some of the impacts, threats, and vulnerabilities to human health in the United States associated with extreme weather events, examines how climate change is contributing to human health threats, and summarizes initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologiesby and -
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...
Recommendations for Addressing Technical Issuesby and -
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.
Key Challenges and Recommendationsby , and -
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...
Enhancing Coordination for More Effective Interim REDD+ Financingby and -
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-...
Accounting Rules for Annex I Pledges in a Post-2012 Climate Agreementby , , and -
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...
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This working paper summarizes country submissions to the UNFCCC on the key issues
in the international climate negotiations.
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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.
Insights for Development and Climate Financeby -
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.
Clarifying the terms and the policy implications of the debateby and -
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.
Lessons learned from major bus improvements in Latin America and Asiaby and -
This report provides key findings and lessons learned from a comprehensive review of major bus improvements in 13 Latin American and Asian cities.
A Review of Selected Methodologiesby and -
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.
Practical Lessons from China-based Suppliers in Achieving Environmental Performanceby , , and -
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.
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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.
Interpreting the Corporate Standard for U.S. Public Sector Organizationsby , , , , , , , and -
This report provides tailored guidance to interpret the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard specifically for the public sector.
For more information on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, please visit http://www.ghgprotocol.org/
Lessons from Chinaby , , , , , , and -
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...
Investing in Clean Energy for the Base of the Pyramid in Indiaby , , , , and -
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.
Spatial Analysis and Pro-Poor Livestock Strategies in Ugandaby , , , , and -
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.
Scaling Up Local Solutionsby and -
This working paper sets out a framework to scale up locally-driven solutions to ecosystem decline, climate change and poverty.
Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sectorby and -
This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure.
Wind power is a nascent industry in the United States, but has the potential to spur job creation. Several studies show that wind power creates more jobs than power generation from fossil fuels. The nature of wind power is more labor-intensive than traditional energy, and it creates jobs in both...