Integrating nature into mainstream infrastructure systems can produce lower cost and more resilient services. This report guides developing country service providers and their partners on how to seize this opportunity. It reviews approaches and examples of how to integrate green infrastructure into mainstream project appraisal processes and investments.
World Resources Institute (WRI), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development, Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? The synthesis report of the World Resources Report Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet. This report offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed everyone without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty
World Resources Institute (WRI), Project for Advancing Climate Transparency (PACT)
This paper provides recommendations for developing accounting guidance under the Paris Agreement that can be applied to the variety of mitigation components in Parties’ NDCs. It outlines key decisions to be made regarding NDC accounting and reporting of accounting-related information and provides approaches to address those issues.
This report, The Scramble for Land Rights: Energy, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, sheds light on this uneven playing field between companies and communities, and recommends a more transparent path forward.
Achieving U.S. Emissions Targets with a Carbon Tax provides insight on how incorporating emissions target mechanism into a strong national carbon tax can help ensure intended emission cuts are achieved.
World Resources Institute (WRI), 2 Degrees Investing Initiative, United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
The Exploring Metrics to Measure the Climate Progress of Banks informs the ongoing debate about how public- and private-sector banks should assess and report on their contribution to the transition toward a low-carbon economy.
The production of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from organic waste for use as a vehicle fuel is an emerging strategy that businesses, states, and municipalities in the United States are pursuing to make use of waste-derived methane and lower the carbon footprint of vehicle fleets.
To help address this challenge, this primer Reducing Risk, Addressing Climate Change Through Internal Carbon Pricing: A Primer for Indian Business provides a seven-step approach for developing and implementing an internal carbon-pricing scheme.
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), World Resources Institute (WRI)
Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030 analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems, on water use in India’s electricity sector.
The report Roots of Prosperity: The Economics and Finance of Restoring Land 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.