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The combined effects of growing populations, rising incomes and expanding cities will see demand for water rising exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain due to climate change. Water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the global population, and with climate change, this is projected to rise.

This year's World Water Day, which was held last week, focused on wastewater. Wastewater is a valuable resource in the...

Can the world economy keep growing at its current rapid pace while radically shrinking our global ecological footprint? With transformational changes in almost all spheres of economic and social life, it can -- but so far, those changes aren't happening on a large-enough scale to make the transition.

Examining the Alignment between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals

The year 2015 was a significant turning point for both the sustainable development and climate agendas with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change. National governments are now facing the challenge of implementing these two deeply...

Is this what historic opportunity looks like? Paula Caballero, WRI Climate Director, discusses how the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals influence policymakers towards more holistic poverty and climate action.

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