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“We Have to Get Urbanization Right”: Q&A with Felipe Calderón on Cities in the New Climate Economy

  • Economics
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
More than 180 cities have implemented bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. Photo by wyllepoon/FLICKR
  • Economics
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • transportation

The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business

WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct

3 Opportunities to Expand Environmental Democracy

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
A team of researchers in North Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Douglas Sheil/Center for International Forestry Research
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
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Rebranding Bamboo for Bonn: The 5 Million Hectare Restoration Pledge

  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Forests
Ethiopia is home to the largest area of natural bamboo in Africa. (Ethiopia) Photo by Bureau of IIP/Flickr.
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Forests
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Internet access issues—including if and how communities can get online—hold huge implications for the uptake of digital tools.Photo by  世書 名付/ Flickr.
  • Forests

The Top 5 Energy and Climate Stories of 2014

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
Solar empowers residential, commercial, and industrial consumers to lock in power prices below grid averages– consider the nearly 20 global corporations – including Walmart, GM, Cisco, and Facebook – who have committed to buying renewable energy. Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy

Expanding Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
Despite difficult negotiations in Lima, discussions signaled the positive outlook among development banks for expanding climate finance in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo by Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
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Going in the Right Direction?

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New Solar Policy Gives Boost to India’s Energy Market

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
India pledged to increase national solar generation capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, but connecting solar projects to the country’s grid has been difficult in the past and could limit progress toward the new goal. Photo by Matriux2011/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

ADVISORY: Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity

  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Insights
COP 20  UN Climate Change Conference. (Lima, Peru) Photo by Greens MPs/Flickr.
  • COP20
  • UNFCCC
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More Rice, Less Methane

  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
Reducing flooding in rice paddies can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and can also help conserve water and boost yields. Photo by IRRI.
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions

Power Options: Comparing Costs of Rooftop Solar to Traditional Electricity

  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Between 30 to 60 percent of U.S. public and private (K-12) schools could save money by installing solar PV at a price of $2-2.5/W. Photo by Matt Montagne/Flickr.
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

Behind the Meter Solar PV

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The trees planted on the Loess Plateau were biological settlers, foreigners to the arid landscape. (Loess Plateau, China) Photo by baggis/Flickr.
  • restoration
  • Forests
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset