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Logging, Mining, And Agricultural Concessions Data Transparency: A Survey Of 14 Forested Countries

  • Forests
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • governance
  • transparency
  • Forests
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • governance
  • transparency
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Why We March

  • Climate
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
WRI staff ready to join the People's Climate March
  • Climate
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
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ADVISORY: Launch of New Online Index to Measure Environmental Democracy

  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • governance
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • governance
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Reducing HFCs in the US Would Benefit Consumers and the Climate

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • hfcs
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • us policy
HFCs, potent greenhouse gases, are commonly used as refrigerants. Photo by Frank van den Bergh/iStock.
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • hfcs
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • us policy

How the US Can Lower Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and Save Money

  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • natural gas
  • United States
  • us policy
A natural gas refinery plant. Photo by WildEarth Guardians/Flickr.
  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • natural gas
  • United States
  • us policy

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

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • economy
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transport
  • transportation
  • us policy
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • economy
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transport
  • transportation
  • us policy

How the US Can Save Billions by Reducing Electricity Use

  • Energy
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • green economy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
Homes and commercial buildings account for 74 percent of electricity demand in the United States, making them a critical part of any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo Credit: Justin Brown, Flickr
  • Energy
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • green economy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States

How the US Can Produce Cleaner Energy While Capturing Economic Benefits

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
New solar photovoltaic projects are also being chosen over new coal and gas generation in a few areas of the country because of lower costs or larger net benefits. Photo credit: Dana Smillie, World Bank
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States

By the Numbers: How the U.S. Economy Can Benefit from Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy
Electric vehicle battery prices fell 40 percent since 2008. Photo credit: Kevin Krejcl, Flickr
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy

What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

  • Energy
  • Governance
  • Access Initiative
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy
Eight years ago, developers proposed a five-dam project on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia, Chile. While they projected that the hydropower would produce 2,750 megawatts of power, the project would also flood 23 square miles of wilderness, jeopardizing the environment, local culture, and tourism of the region. Photo Credit: International Rivers/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Governance
  • Access Initiative
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy
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UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency

  • Governance
  • Business
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
UNEP describes itself as “the voice for the environment within the United Nations system…acting as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.” Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
  • Governance
  • Business
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
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Struggles in East Kalimantan Underscore Need for Better Access to Environmental Information

  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • Indonesia
More than 70 percent of Samarinda's land is allocated to mining concessions. Photo credit: CIFOR, Flickr 2009
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • Indonesia
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New Jakarta Declaration Aims to Strengthen Rights to Environmental Information in Asia

  • Governance
  • Asia
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • freedom of information
  • governance
  • human rights
  • pollution
  • public participation
  • Governance
  • Asia
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • freedom of information
  • governance
  • human rights
  • pollution
  • public participation
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RELEASE: 14 Latin American and Caribbean Countries Adopt an Ambitious Plan of Action to Improve Access Rights in the Region

  • Principle 10
  • governance
  • freedom of information
  • equity
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative
  • Principle 10
  • governance
  • freedom of information
  • equity
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Access Initiative

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