In the latest sign of progress on addressing greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries, 16 major Brazilian corporations will be implementing voluntary national program to measure and report emissions.
Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) policies have stimulated markets for renewable
energy across the country, providing more opportunities for businesses to advance and
support clean energy technologies. With growing interest in state and national RES
policies, it is important to understand RES policy design, impacts, and opportunities.
Corporate managers will now get powerful help with today’s release of a “Guide to the Guides” - a toolbox that helps them understand and find the best advice on how to purchase products originating from the world’s forests.
Corporate procurement managers are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that wood and paper-based products are environmentally and socially sound. The WRI/WBCSD procurement guide being released today is a toolbox to help them.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has elected Roberto Artavia to its board of directors. Artavia is a distinguished leader in business education, conservation of marine resources, and sustainable development in Latin America.
Measurement is critical to effective greenhouse gas (GHG) management. As the
United States moves toward a low-carbon economy, companies find it imperative that
they keep track of their GHG emissions. This fact sheet answers key questions about
corporate GHG inventories and how they relate to other GHG measurement initiatives.
By mid-2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must develop a national
greenhouse gas (GHG) registry. This is not part of ongoing climate policy discussions,
it is already law. This fact sheet answers the questions many are asking about GHG
registries and the role of a mandatory GHG reporting program in the United States.
The following provides quick definitions for terms often used in climate policy debates. It is an introduction to the key climate change concepts and issues, which is explained further in subsequent issues in WRI’s “Bottom Line” series on climate and energy policy.