As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors.
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,
A highly anticipated two-year moratorium on new forest conversion permits could bring fundamental improvements to forest and land management in Indonesia.
With large-scale agricultural investments on the rise, the rights of local people must be protected.
Floating gardens, raised homes, and reflections from the field.
The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a "Green Economy," one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and economic growth What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there? WRI Managing Director Manish Bapna responds to some of the most commonly-asked questions:
In consultations, a range of countries and interest groups have called for an energy strategy that supports sustainable development.
Bringing clean energy to India's rural poor consumers creates cascading economic and social benefits, in addition to profits.
This piece originally appeared in The Economic Times (India).
The two defining challenges of this century are climate change and poverty. Our challenge is to find a way to deal with both, at the same time.
This piece originally appeared on the World Resources Report website.
As well as urgently cutting emissions, nations everywhere need to take steps to adapt to a very different world.