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Sustainable Development Goals: Setting a New Course for People and Planet

  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
The unveiling of the Sustainable Development Goals next week will be a milestone moment for our collective future. Photo by US Mission to the United Nations Agencies in Rome/Flickr
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations

All Your US Renewable Energy Questions, Answered

  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
Wind turbines now supply electricity to millions of American homes. Photo by Håkan Dahlström/Flickr
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
News
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
Insights

Indonesia’s Draft Climate Plan (INDC): A Good Start, but Improvements Necessary for Success

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A large portion of Indonesia's emissions come from deforestation and land-use change. Photo by Hari Priyadi/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Insights

Positioning Indonesia's Climate Commitment on the Global Stage

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • climate science
  • UNFCCC
In 2009, Indonesia made a bold move by voluntarily pledging to achieve a 26 percent reduction in emissions against the business-as-usual scenario in 2020. Photo by James Anderson/WRI.
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • climate science
  • UNFCCC
Insights

Land and Forest Fires in Indonesia Reach Crisis Levels

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • fires
A fire in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Rini Sulaiman/ Norwegian Embassy for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • fires
Insights
Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo by Dino Adyansyah/Flickr.
  • low carbon development
Insights

More Energy in the Sprint to Paris

  • Climate
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
Photo by The Climate Group/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations

Colombia First South American Country to Release New Climate Plan Ahead of Paris

  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Colombia is the first South American country to submit its post-2020 climate action plan. Photo by Tijs Zwinkels/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
News

ADVISORY: Press Call: Experts Preview UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
Insights

Big Data Improves Renewable Power Forecasts. Will It Help India?

  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Tamil Nadu is India's leading wind power state. (Zamin Uthukuli, Tamil Nadu, India) Photo by Dhruvaraj S/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
Insights

Greater Efficiency in Aviation and Maritime: The Double Win Trajectory

  • Economics
  • GHG emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
The aviation and maritime sectors are an increasingly significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Bridget Coila/Flickr.
  • Economics
  • GHG emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
Technical Perspectives

INSIDER: Post-Bonn Reflections on Climate Finance

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • climate policy
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
  • Paris Agreement
  • UNFCCC
UN climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Photo by UNclimatechange/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • climate policy
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
  • Paris Agreement
  • UNFCCC

RELEASE: Michael Polsky Makes $1 Million Gift to Fund Renewable Energy Work at WRI

  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

3 Ways to Strengthen Customary Land Rights in Indonesia

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Thirty percent of Indonesia’s territories have been handed over to private companies as concessions, with many of them overlapping with indigenous lands. Photo by Rainforest Action Network/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Insights

Will World Forestry Congress See Merit in Trees Outside the Forest?

  • Forests
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • landscapes
  • illegal logging
Restoring trees in drylands can improve higher food security. (Drylands, Mail) Photo by TREEAID/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • landscapes
  • illegal logging
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset