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.
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Based on GIS mapping technology, a new study suggests that poverty alleviation policies in rural Kenya could achieve more if they focus on geographic factors.
p>Each year, we evaluate the impact of our work in four sustainable development goal areas and announce our top ten outcomes. Each is a glimpse of what's possible when we work together as a global community.
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Decisions about energy policy must consider the impacts and tradeoffs to both energy security and climate change. This analysis assesses a range of energy choices currently under consideration, and illustrates how well each option addresses each of these challenges.
Making the Vision a Reality
Identifies indicators of sustainable transport to help decision makers in Asian cities better understand the current sustainability, or lack of it, of their urban transport systems and to develop more structured and quantified approaches to policy making.
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Quantifying Emissions Reductions from Transport Solutionsby , and -
What Do the New Chinese Fuel Economy Standards Mean for Foreign Automakers?
New Chinese fuel economy standards are likely to affect automakers differently.
The impact of climate change on competitiveness and value creation in the automotive industry
Emerging carbon constraints constitute a new influence on competitiveness in the automotive industry, creating both risks and opportunities for companies that could materially affect their earnings and ability to compete in global markets.
What it really costs to drive
Tackles the problem of estimating true transportation costs. Makes a case for transportation reforms and argues that these initiatives are unlikely to get off the drawing board unless and until U.S. drivers pay more of the true costs of transportation.