There are two ways the U.S. government could bring consistency and credibility to the voluntary carbon offset market: endorse an existing program and provide guidance, oversight and/or enforcement.
The representatives of more than 100 countries attending December's U.N. climate conference in Bali, Indonesia, finally focused on the important role tropical forests play in global warming.
Trends to Watch is WRI's annual forecast of emerging issues that will have major impacts on environmental coverage in 2008. On climate change: what will happen between COP-13 in Bali, and COP-14 in Poznan? What role will China play? Will we see new legislation and regulations from Congress or the EPA? Where will biofuels and technology go? Where will the water come from? WRI President Jonathan Lash makes his predictions at the National Press Club.
A Guide to Designing GHG Accounting and Reporting Programs
A guide on design and implementation of effective GHG programs based on internationally accepted standards and methodologies for GHG accounting and reporting.
p>On November 15th, Governors of nine Midwestern U.S. states and the Premier of Manitoba signed the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord, a new agreement to establish regional goals and initiatives to increase energy security, promote renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
An Inventory and Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in America's Heartland...
This publication is an in-depth study and data analysis of GHG emissions for 8 Midwest U.S. States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Legislative Hearing on *America’s Climate Security Act of 2007,* S. 2191
Submission to Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
WRI submitted this document on September 14th 2007 to the U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, in response to the Committee's invitation to submit written testimony....
How States Influence Federal Regulation and the Implications for U.S. Policy
This report analyzes the prospects of state efforts to address climate change by looking at a range of case studies to determine what characteristics of state policy innovation may be indicators of successful federal adoption.
This WRI/WBCSD report explains how to quantify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from projects that either generate or reduce the consumption of electricity transmitted over power grids. It is a supplement to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting.