Project appraisals and other documents indicate the extent to which climate change considerations are actually included in the Bank's loans. A review of publicly available documents for 2000 to 2006 assessed whether project documents accounted for GHG emissions, identified alternative approaches
At the end of June 2006, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz announced an internal restructuring of two vice presidencies: the Bank's "networks" for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (ESSD) and Infrastructure were integrated into a new Vice Presidency for Sustainable Developmen
The seventh installment describes the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs. WRI's experience indicates that firms are switching to renewable energy to obtain one or more of the following business benefits:
As part of a collaborative effort between the Inter-American Development Bank’s Environment Division and the World Resources Institute, this document discusses environmental mainstreaming considerations in the context of the four pillars of the Bank’s Institutional Strategy:
Developing countries in Asia face the same challenge from modern biotechnology that other regions, nations and societies do: How does one maximize the potential benefits of a technology as powerful and pervasive as this and at the same time ensure that effective measures and
Export credit agencies (ECAs) are bilateral public institutions that facilitate financing for home country exporters and investors doing business overseas, particularly in developing countries and emerging market economies.
This brief 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 structural reforms to improve Bank lending practices.
Merrill Lynch’s automotive research team, in collaboration with World Resources Institute’s Capital Markets Research team released a report this week titled Energy Security and Climate Change: Investing in the Clean Car Revolution.
Policies to regulate greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity are being developed and implemented in major markets around the world. Because these new policies bring with them costs as well as opportunities, prudent investors will factor climate change risk into investment decisions.
Questions and Answers for Investors on Climate Risk provides explanations and additional resources for the following questions:
The oil and gas industry will confront two major environmental issues in the coming decade-the prospect of policies to combat climate change and constrained access to oil and gas reserves.
In Stumbling Toward Sustainability, edited by John C. Dernbach
The authors explore the United States' position on developing countries in climate protection efforts.
Rules governing the global environment and the international economy are currently decided in separate arenas.
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.
A Biodiversity Support Program Publication
Download full report in PDF format from WWF's Web site at https://www.panda.org/downloads/forests/tnc_report.pdf
Despite commitments to technology transfer and efforts to put in place a clean development mechanism (CDM), climate negotiators, civil society groups, and development finance experts have overlooked a set of public financing institutions who are already influencing the energy-intensity of develop
Over the last fifteen years, two of the most contentious issues faced by the World Bank have been its involvement in the forest sector and its structural adjustment lending.
This report addresses the intersection of these two arenas by asking: