An assessment of U.S. performance in two areas that influence the environmental character of private financial flows to developing countries: bilateral export and investment promotion agencies and multilateral financial institutions.
Emerging environmental risks and shareholder value in the oil and gas industry
Evaluates how environmental issues might impact the future financial performance of leading companies in the oil and gas sector.
Leadership or stalemate?
Explores U.S. position on developing countries in climate protection efforts. Concludes that climate protection requires the initial leadership of a few countries that bear historical responsibility for the problem and have considerable capability to act.
An assessment of the potential interaction between the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the framework of international investment law.
Pinpoints the areas within the CDM's regulations where public access and participation should be introduced. Highlights the importance and the benefits of including such measures in the already complex Kyoto Protocol on climate change....
An Assessment of Biodiversity Funding in Latin America and the Caribbean
A Biodiversity Support Program publication, this report outlines the extent of biodiversity conservation funding in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Increased investment and trade by Transnational Logging Companies in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific
Documents the role played by multinational logging companies in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries.
Reveals that export credit and investment insurance agencies (ECAs) as a group are promoting exports and investments to developing countries that will contribute to long-term increases in greenhouse gas emissions.
The World Bank, structural adjustment, and forest policy reform
Addresses the intersection between the forest sector and structural adjustment lending and asks the question, "To what extent, and under what conditions, can the World Bank be an effective proponent of forest policy reform through adjustment lending?"...
WRI authors team up with collaborators in Brazil, China and India to assess the development benefits of potential CDM projects.