Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks

        HIGHLIGHTS   Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks  Dozens of countries are deciding whether or not to develop their shale gas and tight oil resources, as shale gas could boost recoverable natural gas resources by 47 percent, cut greenhouse gas emissions compared to …

WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more

                   WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more STATEMENT: WRI Response to the 2014 State of the Union Address.In his State of the Union address, President Obama asserted, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” and called for greater urgency to tackle climate change. WRI’s President Dr. Andrew …

WRI Digest

                     WRI Digest 4 Issues to Watch as COP 19 Wraps Up. The world beyond the unfccc cop 19 negotiations looms large – both with challenges and with promise. It’s an important reminder of the stakes inside the negotiating venue. Photo: Official Opening Plenary at the Caring for Climate …

WRI Digest: 3 Needs For A Sustainable Food Future, Bonn Climate Talks

  WRI Digest The Great Balancing Act: 3 Needs For A Sustainable Food Future. How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? Answering it requires a “great balancing act” of three needs – all …