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A Vision for Clean Energy in Asia

This piece is adapted from a speech that was delivered on June 25th at the 5th Asia Clean Energy Forum: Meeting the Technology Transfer Challenge. The forum, hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Resources Institute, is the premiere knowledge sharing platform on best practices in policy, technology, and finance for clean energy in the Asian region.

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A new ChinaFAQs fact sheet explains China's carbon intensity target.

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China’s rapid transition from participant to international leader is a challenge both for China itself and for the world.

Water Risk Could Sink Investors

Financial analysts need tools to make better decisions about investments that depend on water.

As the world observes Water Day this year, a new and rather unlikely group is starting to pay more attention to issues of water risk and water quality: financial analysts. They must take into account a myriad number of factors when making decisions, adding up tiny details to look for hints of future performance. But something as basic as water can also have a huge impact on companies’ performance, and even today, water risk is missing from many investors’ calculations.

Q&A on China's Carbon Intensity Target

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Betting on Water

A new project will help identify and measure the water-related risks facing companies and their investors, and lead to better environmental decisions.

Water scarcity, water pollution and water competition are various risks that could significantly harm a company’s operations. Even so, they are often overlooked by investors, financial analysts and businesses. Piet Klop, Senior Fellow in WRI’s Markets and Enterprise program, answers questions about why water matters to companies.

China and United States: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

New reports may emphasize disagreements between the U.S. and China, but the reality is much less dramatic.

In Copenhagen, Updates From China On Its Carbon Intensity Target

Chinese officials give more details on carbon intensity targets at their first ever dedicated space at a major climate meeting.


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