This piece originally appeared on the International Land Coalition Land Portal. This full text is available here.
Update [10/17/2011]: WRI has released the latest edition of Climate Science.
Clarifying the terms and the policy implications of the debate
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.
Market and Environmental Implications of Switching to Grass for U.S. Transport
This study examines the impacts of increased commercial switchgrass production on U.S. agricultural land-use patterns, commodity prices, and the environmental impacts of cropping systems in the agricultural sector.
As biofuel production ramps up, counting all the associated greenhouse gas impacts is critical to good energy and climate policy.
Recommendations for GHG Accounting Protocolsby -
Potential and Pitfalls
This study uses a national agro-environmental production model to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of introducing a market for corn stover to support a stover-based ethanol industry.
Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the Environment
This analysis explores the implications of corn stover harvest for soil carbon loss, nutrient (nitrogen) pollution, and erosion, as well as the potential to mitigate those impacts using available agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as reduced tillage intensity and integration of...
Reviewing Biofuels' Impacts and Policy Recommendations...
This article summarizes and updates the conclusions of the [Plants at the Pump](node/9241) report, released in December 2007.
Remarks by Jonathan Lash on December 18, 2007 at the National Press Club Briefing for Journalists