This report explores an approach to reconciling development and climate priorities, termed sustainable development policies and measures (SD-PAMs).
This report represents the culmination of a joint effort by Russian and American scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and U.S. organizations to assess the forest carbon situation in Russia and to make the data available to researchers and policy makers.
The ACEA Agreement is a voluntary agreement by the European automobile manufacturers association and the European Commission to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rates of vehicles sold in the European Union to a fleet average of 140 grams of CO2 per kilometer (gCO2
A number of U.S. states are considering market-based policies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
The new Chinese fuel economy standards are an ambitious effort on the part of the government to regulate oil consumption from personal vehicles in China, a large contributor to China’s growing dependence on foreign oil. This dependency is expected to increase
This report reviews corporate greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions management based on the experiences of nine large corporations from various economic sectors. In 2003 WRI began convening this group of companies, all of which are based in the northeastern U.S.
The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions.
See New York Times article, "Catching Up to the Cost of Global Warming" (July 25, 2004)
This installment of WRI's Corporate Guide to Green Power Markets introduces corporate greenhouse gas emissions inventories as a fundamental first step to enabling green power to meet corporate energy and climate goals.
In October 2001, Elena Petkova was invited to present project research results at the UNFCCC workshop on “good practices” in policies and measures held in Copenhagen.
The devastating impacts of the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 serve as only the most recent reminder that all liberalized financial markets critically depend on regulatory frameworks that incorporate sound risk-management principles.
Among the most important items of the Kyoto Protocol requiring elaboration is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the Protocol's instrument for financing lower-emission sustainable development in the countries of the South.
Today, pollution is occurring on a vast and unprecedented scale around the globe. Trends point in two ominous directions: