Companies in certain consumer goods sectors that do not implement sustainable environmental strategies could face a potential reduction of 13 percent to 31 percent in earnings by 2013 and 19 percent to 47 percent in earnings in 2018.
While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry, according to a report released here today by the World Resources Institute.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both hailed as a “silver bullet” for the coal industry, and reviled as a pipe dream. The reality is that the U.S. needs CCS, and a comprehensive policy framework for rapid development and deployment.
A World Resources Institute (WRI) analysis of the complex challenges that investors would face when deploying carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies shows that until government policies support large-scale demonstrations it is unlikely that CCS will be able to fulfill its potential in combating climate change.
The Peterson Institute for International Economics has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) as part of the foundation’s $100 million Climate Change Initiative.This joint project, conducted with the World Resources Institute (WRI), will undertake a comprehensive analysis of the connections between international trade and climate change policies and make recommendations for how these policies can be mutually supportive.
Donald Rogich, Amy Cassara, Iddo Wernick, Marta Miranda
This report analyzes WRI’s material flow dataset by economic sector, identifies the environmental implications of national trends in materials use, and recommends several policy alternatives to the U.S. government for incorporating and using these accounts.
Some economic projections say that greenhouse gas limits will cause economic pain, while others predict economic gain. Why the big difference? It depends on the assumptions you choose–and now you can choose your own.