Adaptation: An issue brief for business
This report presents an overview of climate adaptation issues from a business perspective. It examines the potential impacts of climate changes on business, risks and opportunities, the business case for adaptation planning, and highlights areas in which business could have a role in promoting adaption, both at community and global levels.
Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World
The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is a key challenge facing world leaders today. This publication explores how governments and business can work together to solve these challenges by aligning policies, mechanisms and tools with the commercial conditions under which a business typically invests, in order to scale up private investment.
Biofuels Issue Brief
This Issue Brief provides an overview of biofuel production and use with a special focus on the transport sector. It describes first and second generation biofuels and explores their potential as a possible substitute for fossil fuels.
Guidelines for Quantifying GHG Reductions from Grid-Connected Electricity Projects
The Guidelines for Quantifying GHG Reductions from Grid-Connected Electricity Projects is a publication released by the GHG Protocol Initiative. The GHG Protocol Initiative is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions, and is working with partners and groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.
Policy Directions to 2050: A business contribution to the dialogues on cooperative action
Policy Directions to 2050: A business contribution to the dialogues on cooperative action asserts that the only way to combat climate change is through decisive, concerted and sustained actions between governments, businesses and consumers.
Powering a Sustainable Future: An agenda for concerted action
Electricity is at the heart of the global energy challenge. This report shares facts on the options available now in the power sector to meet sustainability challenges. The agenda recognizes the need for debate on energy resources, markets and policy frameworks, and calls for prompt decisions about our energy future.
UNCSD 14: Energy et Climate Change: Sharpening the focus for action - A business perspective
This paper, published in conjunction with UNCSD 14, emphasizes that energy is crucial for society first because energy is the single most important enabler of economic development, and therefore its availability and affordability are key, and second because its production and use carry impacts, in particular those that are adverse to our environment. The need to deal with the risks associated with those impacts, such as climate change, has therefore become an essential societal duty.
GHG Protocol For Project Accounting
Published in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, the GHG Protocol for Project Accounting aims to be a guidance manual as well as a tool for quantifying and reporting reductions from GHG projects. The uniqueness of the protocol lies in its ability to distinguish between policy decisions and technical accounting aspects.
Energy, Climate Change and Future Framework Conditions: A new approach is needed
This COP 10 position statement by WBCSD shows that business has understood the challenges and recognizes its own role as a key player in developing solutions and deploying them globally. The WBCSD is ready to contribute to a collaborative and in-depth assessment of the various options for the building blocks of a global framework.
The GHG Protocol: A corporate reporting and accounting standard (revised edition)
This revised edition of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard is the culmination of a two-year multi-stakeholder dialogue, designed to build on experience gained from using the first edition. It includes additional guidance, case studies, appendices, and a new chapter on setting a GHG target (available in various languages).
Rutas hacia el 2050 Energía y cambio climático
COP 7: A business perpective on upcoming climate change negotiations
Business has a crucial role to play in developing solutions to climate change and deploying them globally. Realizing this potential will require an effective long-term framework in which to operate. The Kyoto Protocol contains the seeds of such a framework that can, and should, be built upon.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A corporate reporting and accounting standard
The GHG protocol is an accounting and reporting standard for companies to report on the emissions of the six GHGs covered by the Kyoto Protocol. It is a significant milestone on the journey toward internationally-accepted GHG accounting and reporting practices.
Establishing a Global Carbon Market
Carbon markets are increasingly a key feature in national climate policies. Their design and implementation reflect differing imperatives between developing and developed nations, raising questions about how they are developed and what it would take to link them together into a single global carbon market.
Powering a Sustainable Future: Policies and measures to make it happen
The report and its technology solution booklet highlight that many low-carbon solutions exist today, but warns that their development and deployment at a sufficient scale to reduce the carbon intensity of electricity production and increase consumption efficiency will not occur without the right regulatory and market frameworks.
The Sustainable Forest Products Industry, Carbon and Climate Change: Key messages for policy-makers
This publication calls for public policies that make the best use of the forestry sector's carbon profile and carbon cycle. It proposes six key points that those responsible for devising forestry and carbon policies need to know, and it highlights the carbon opportunities and challenges facing the sector.
Walking the Talk on Energy and Climate
A low-carbon economy is the economy of the future. Scientific evidence and economic analysis confirm the need for rapid, radical changes in the global energy system - an enormous challenge. The stakes are high. There is a pressing need for action and for solutions in the developed and developing world alike.
Energy et Climate: A contribution to the dialogue on long-term cooperative action
Energy et Climate - A contribution to the dialogue on long term cooperative action offers some initial thinking of possible options for action on climate change within a revised framework after 2012. Such a revised framework would learn and build from existing international agreements and incorporate new long-term goals.
Biomass Issue Brief
Biomass, the oldest form of renewable energy, has been used for thousands of years. Its relative share of use has declined with the emergence of fossil fuels to some 13% of the world's primary energy supply worldwide. This brief outlines the sustainability issues associated with biomass: its carbon neutrality, its use in heat and power generation, its use in biofuels, and its future.
Pathways to 2050: Energy and climate change
Pathways to 2050: Energy et climate change builds on the WBCSD's 2004 Facts and Trends to 2050: Energy and Climate Change and provides a more detailed overview of potential pathways to reducing CO2 emissions.
COP 11: Energy et Climate Change: Sharpening the focus for action - A business perspective
This paper, published in conjunction with UNFCCC COP 11, highlights the WBCSD's business perspective on energy and climate change and outlines key areas of short, medium and long-term actions. It welcomes the call for a "long, loud and legal structure" and recommends elements to be included in a long-term policy framework.
Facts et Trends to 2050: Energy and climate change
This publication provides an overview of key facts and societal challenges related to economic development, future energy demand and the impact that demand could have on the climate system. This will help further elaborate a business response to the challenges identified in this paper, which will require additional research and consultation.
Engaging the private sector in the Clean Development Mechanism
This report describes the key lessons learnt from the activities carried out under the "Engaging the private sector in the CDM" initiative and suggests possible options for increasing private sector engagement. It also documents and builds on experiences of a number of companies having implemented CDM projects.
Energy et Climate: The WBCSD's itinerary
The publication reinforces the project's commitment to maintain its position as a leading business voice in the broader policy debate on climate change. It also presents the 'Big Tent' concept, a framework consisting of the three main elements business et industry contribution, tools et practices, and the framework processes.
GHG Protocol Initiative
This brochure summarizes the work of our Energy et Climate's project on measuring greenhouse gases, and its joint venture with the World Resources Institute (WRI) in creating the GHG Initiative.
The Clean Development Mechanism: Exploring for solutions through learning by doing
The CDM engages the signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol to offset their own GHG emissions by investing in low GHG emitting projects in developing countries. This report outlines the WBCSD's work on the CDM, highlighting a solar panel project in Brazil.