This chart assesses potential green-program impacts per $1 billion of U.S. government economic-recovery spending.
A Green Global Recovery? Assessing U.S. Economic Stimulus and Prospects for International Coordination
Well-tailored “green” components of a recovery effort can create jobs and stimulate the economy while achieving significant energy cost savings for businesses, consumers and the government.
A continuum of actions can be taken to reduce the impacts felt from climate change--from ‘pure’ development activities on the one hand to very explicit adaptation measures on the other.
Private Sector Adaptation in Southeast Asia
This report assists businesses in Southeast Asia to understand the need to adept to climate change; learn what other are doing in government, civil society and the private sector to promote adaptation; identify the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts present, and act on them.
Opportunities and Limitations of Greenhouse Gas Offsets
Carbon offset programs require the application of rigorous quantification, verification, and enforcement criteria in order to ensure that the integrity of greenhouse gas (GHG) caps is not compromised. Some types of climate change mitigation activities---especially those involving soil or forest...
The availability of relevant, accurate and objective data is essential for sound and transparent decision making and policy development.
This figure compares targets for legislative proposals of mandatory cap and trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions.
Why Climate Change is Transforming the Forest Products Business
While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry.
Testimony Before the House Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives