This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash’s annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has
invited members of the press to join in a conversation
about what we think will be the environmental stories to watch in the
By Jon Sohn, Sarah Paraghamian, Richard Chase Smith on October 12, 2007
The following letter was sent to the Socially Sustainable Development Unit of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank on October 12th, 2007, regarding the proposed Environmental Development Policy Loan to Peru.
This project facilitates the development of globally consistent markets
for greenhouse gas emission reductions, which will form a critical
component of both U.S. policies and international agreements on climate
The International Financial Flows and Environment Project (IFFE) works to improve the environmental and social decision making and performance of public and private International Financial Institutions (IFIs) by holding them accountable to their investors, to donor countries and to the communities that are impacted by their investments.
Ensures that the financial implications of environmental opportunities and risk are properly understood by financial institutions, investors and issuers and are appropriately reflected in the world’s capital markets.
The following letter was sent to Kathy Sierra, Vice President of the Sustainable Development Network at the World Bank on September 20th 2007, regarding the launch of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
Investigates the limited extent to which climate change issues have been included in the World Bank Group’s country assistance strategies, energy-sector loans and project lending and recommends reforms to improve Bank practices.
Merrill Lynch and WRI’s Capital Markets Research Team
Presents framework for understanding the regulatory and market dynamics driving the demand for more fuel efficient and less polluting automobiles, and highlights investment ideas levered to this long-term theme.