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G7 Leaders Signal 21st-Century Shift to a Zero-Carbon Economy

  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • low carbon development
The public sector plays an essential role in the mobilization of private sector finance needed to achieve the low carbon, climate-resilient transformation. Photo by Gurit/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • low carbon development

Zooming In: “Sustainable” Cocoa Producer Destroys Pristine Forest in Peru

  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
  • mapping
Land cleared to make way for United Cacao’s 2,000 hectare (5,000 acre) plantation.  Photo by Mongabay
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
  • mapping
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STATEMENT: WRI Response to G7 Summit Climate Outcomes

  • International Climate Action
  • climate finance
  • NDC
  • International Climate Action
  • climate finance
  • NDC

What to Look for in the New US Climate Plan (INDC)

  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • NDC
The US pledged to reduce its GHG emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. (Los Angeles, California) Photo by Ben Amstutz/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • NDC
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Green Climate Fund Moves Forward; Will Soon Disburse Climate Finance through 7 Institutions

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
The recent Green Climate Fund Board meeting took place in Songdo, South Korea. Photo by welix, Wikimedia Commons
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
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Tracking New Climate Action Plans in the Lead-Up to COP 21 in Paris

  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • NDC
  • mapping
  • COP21
Switzerland plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. (Geneva, Switzerland) Photo by TrinDiego/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • NDC
  • mapping
  • COP21
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Climate Watch: Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Data

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • NDC
  • National Climate Action
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • NDC
  • National Climate Action

3 Ways Sao Paulo's Companies Helped Curb Traffic Congestion

  • public transit
  • transportation
Sao Paulo is partnering with private companies to reduce the number of cars on the road, making streets more people-oriented. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
  • public transit
  • transportation
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Tracking 2020 Climate Action Pledges on the Road to Paris

  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • GHG emissions
  • UNFCCC
Switzerland and the EU were the first two proposals submitted to the UNFCCC. (Basel Kleinhüningen, Switzerland) Photo by Timm Suess/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • GHG emissions
  • UNFCCC

4 Inspirations for Sustainable Transport from Rio de Janeiro

  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
 BRT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
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Will India Pursue Solar-Powered Railways?

  • renewable energy
  • transportation
India's railways are the country's largest consumer of electricity and diesel fuel. Photo by Sistak/Flickr
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
Insights

How to Spend the Green Climate Fund’s $10 Billion?

  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Solar panels in Tinginaput, India. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund

Land Rights in Africa Video Series

  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water

  • Aqueduct
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
A man fills water bottles in Sanaía, Yemen Photo by Foad Al Harazi / World Bank
  • Aqueduct
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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Bonn Challenge On Track to Meet Land Restoration Goal by 2020

  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Peter Ndunda, Technical Program Manager, Clinton Climate Initiative (right) plants a tree in the Ethiopia's Lake Abaya Region with a local man. Photo by Aaron Minnick
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Forests

4 Property and Land Rights Issues, Explained through Videos

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
A farmer in Mali irrigates his crops. Photo by Tingju Zhu/IFPRI
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Water Stewardship: Good for Business, Good for Sustainable Development

  • Aqueduct
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
River Hubelj in Slovenia. Photo by nejcbole/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk

3 Ways to Tackle the Global Problem of Insecure Land Rights

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
When land rights are weak, indigenous peoples can lose access to critical resources like forests. Photo by rbairdpccam/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset