A summary of key elements, and unanswered questions, in Indonesia's recent moratorium on new forest permits.
Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries
This working paper identifies key components of smart renewable
energy policy in developing countries, focusing on
the power sector. It also provides recommendations
for maximizing the effectiveness of international
support for deployment of renewable energies,
The World Bank has begun an effort to strengthen its environmental and social safeguards. But how relevant will these safeguards be after the Bank’s parallel proposals to “modernize” the way it does business?
As an institution of 10,000+ staff, owned by 187 governments, the World Bank invests in a wide range of development activities to help meet the needs of a wide range of borrowers. The bank’s environmental and social safeguards have emerged as a consistent approach to ensure, across these diverse contexts, that its investments “do no harm,” particularly when investments do not go as planned.
The following Q&A and photo essay originally appeared on allAfrica.com, and are reposted with permission.
Weak Governance and the Gulf Oil Spill, a 30-Year Timeline
This timeline provides a wide-ranging review of the decisions, policies, participants and events that formed the backdrop to the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This timeline is intended to serve as a resource and reference tool for policymakers, academics and journalists interested...
The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds that supports developing countries' efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). The FIP Results Framework is a tool to monitor and evaluate the implementation of FIP funds. Following are WRI's comments suggesting ways to improve the FIP Results Framework.
Spotlight on Oil in Uganda
This working paper examines whether new rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil industry.
Interactive Forest Atlas for Democratic Republic of Congo - Atlas Forestier Interactif de la République Démocratique du Congo (Version 1.0)
Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data,...
Developing countries are expecting billions of dollars to fund a clean energy transformation. How can they ensure this money is spent in the public interest?
Last month, WRI convened a group of international experts to discuss policies and incentives for increasing the use of renewable energy in the developing world. WRI's Davida Wood and Lutz Weischer discuss the key lessons learned at the workshop and their work on helping developing countries make the transition to renewable energy.