A 2003 analysis of the potential impact of U.S. climate change policy if it were to link greenhouse gas emission growth to a percentage of economic growth.
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Leadership or stalemate?
Explores U.S. position on developing countries in climate protection efforts. Concludes that climate protection requires the initial leadership of a few countries that bear historical responsibility for the problem and have considerable capability to act.
Examines how implementation of the Kyoto Protocol could actually help U.S. agriculture.
Decentralization and Biodiversity Conservation
Sets out to understand how decentralization of decision making and management authority affects biodiversity conservation.
Material Outflows From Industrial Economies
Despite waste reduction measures and significant improvements in the efficiency of material use in Austria, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United States, the overall quantities of wastes flowing into the environment each year continue to grow.
Nutrient trading's potential to cost-effectively improve water quality...
Explores the cost-effectiveness and environmental performance of various strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in nutrient-impaired waterways.
Financial implications of environmental performance
Examining 13 companies in the U.S. pulp and paper sector, this report provides a new method of assessing a company's prospective financial exposure to environmental risks that could give investors an edge when making investment decisions.
An assessment of National Councils for Sustainable Development
Comparative analysis catalogues the different strategies pursued by NCSDs, areas of demonstrated achievement, and common obstacles.
A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World's Coral Reefs...
This global, map-based analysis evaluates human pressure on coral reefs worldwide and provides information and tools to better manage coastal habitats.
Note: This analysis has been updated. Please see Reefs at Risk Revisited (2011) for the most recent data.
What are the potential significance and feasibility of increased integration of economic objectives and environmental objectives in U.S. foreign policy, and the projection of that integration into multilateral fora?