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China Faces the Challenges of International Leadership

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

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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.

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Q&A on China's Carbon Intensity Target

This post originally appeared on ChinaFAQs.org.

China recently confirmed an ambitious goal t

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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.

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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.

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An Emerging Revolution

Clean Technology Research, Development and Innovation in China

This working paper examines efforts made by China---the world’s largest gross emitter of greenhouse gases---to create an enabling environment for R&D and innovation in the field of clean technology.

On Global Warming: Trust But Verify

As COP-15 approaches, the world already has a precedent for how the United States and China can work together.

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