This report describes how (1) voluntary sustainability standards have grown rapidly in number and importance in global commodity markets over the past decade and (2) the growth is occurring in parallel with growing recognition of the importance of economic drivers in implementing sustainable deve
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This report addresses that, while many governments have announced climate change mitigation commitments to reduce their carbon emissions in the 2025-2035 timeframe, the commitments tend not to have detailed sector-specific, technology-specific commitments.
One of the biggest impediments to further clean energy progress is a lack of capital for technologies that have advanced out of the lab but still require testing and trails before being deployed.
According to this report, the greatest efficiency gains have been led by policy and the greatest untapped potential lie where policy is absent or inadequate. It focuses on progress made in China. The report demonstrates the central role of policy in driving energy efficiency.
This report outlines best practices for achieving sustainable private sector markets that are effective in reducing energy demand.
This study finds that California regulations mandate a higher quality of commissioning and regulations that are more enforceable.
This white paper is part of Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2014.
This directory provides information on hundreds of building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability in buildings.
This report describes the power grid, how it operates and how a smarter grid will change the design and operations to lead to more efficient, effective power delivery in the future.
This report evaluates the progress of the Group of Eight (G8) countries in implementing energy efficiency policies, including the 25 G8/International Energy Agency (IEA) recommendations. Information in this report is current up to 31 March 2009.