This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets. The authors find that finance, both public and...
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by Diego Canales, Larissa Da Silva, Srikanth Shastry, Shannon Bouton, Elaine Trimble, Julia Thayne, Stefan Knupfer and Martin Powell - November 2017
New mobility services could improve the lives of all urban inhabitants. This first ever global survey finds that applying three types of new mobility services – electric, on-demand minibuses, subsidized shared rides, and trip-planning and ticketing apps – can make public transport more...
Roundtable at the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology: Embracing a 21st Century, Low-Carbon Economy
Opening Remarks of Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President, World Resources Instituteby Manish Bapna - July 2017
On June 20, Executive Vice President of the World Resources Institute Manish Bapna spoke to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology at a roundtable about science and policy perspectives on climate change. Manish corrected the Trump administration’s misleading statements on climate...
What Counts: Tools to Help Define and Understand Progress Towards the $100 Billion Climate Finance Commitmentby Paul Bodnar, Jessica Brown (CPI) and Smita Nakhooda (ODI) - September 2015
This working paper, a collaboration with WRI, CPI and ODI, aims to make a positive contribution in the lead up to Paris by first unpacking the key variables Parties have emphasized in debates about “what counts”, and then proposing an approach to classifying climate finance that Parties could...
by Michael I. Westphal, Athena Ballesteros, Jennifer Morgan and Pascal Canfin - June 2015
This paper contributes to the dialogue about what types of finance could count toward the $100 billion goal.
We analyze this question quantitatively by projecting various finance sources forward to 2020 to demonstrate the scenarios under which reaching the $100 billion goal is possible....
by Karl Hausker, Kristin Igusky, Rebecca Gasper, Nate Aden and Michael Obeiter - May 2015
This working paper examines where greenhouse gas emissions are headed if the United States does not take any new action to curb their release, how it can meet its 2025 emissions target using existing authorities and state action, and how legislation can achieve deeper cuts over the longer term...
by Kristin Igusky, Rebecca Gasper, Michael Obeiter, Sarah Forbes, Nate Aden and Nicholas Bianco - October 2014
Building on the recently-released New Climate Economy report, this new analysis provides evidence and real-world examples demonstrating how the United States is already seizing economic returns while reducing its greenhouse gas emissions—and...