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What Does "Net-Zero Emissions" Mean? 8 Common Questions, Answered

  • carbon budget
  • carbon removal
  • decarbonization
  • paris agreement
  • climate policy
  • greenhouse gases
Countries need a variety of solutions, including renewable energy and healthy forests, to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI.
  • carbon budget
  • carbon removal
  • decarbonization
  • paris agreement
  • climate policy
  • greenhouse gases
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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PODCAST: Transportation Is the Heart of Cities

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Dockless bikes in Los Angeles.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
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Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development

  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • world resources report
Contrasting high and low income housing juxtaposed in Bloubosrand, Johannesburg, June 2016. Photo: Christina Culwick
  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • world resources report
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According to New IPCC Report, the World Is on Track to Exceed its “Carbon Budget” in 12 Years

  • carbon budget
  • IPCC 1.5°C Report
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • IPCC
Coal plant
  • carbon budget
  • IPCC 1.5°C Report
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • IPCC
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6 Road Design Changes That Can Save Lives

  • Cities
  • health and road safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation
A roundabout in Frise, Netherlands.
  • Cities
  • health and road safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation

Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing?

  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Traffic congestion in Washington, DC.
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
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As Cities Grapple With Mobility Revolution, 10 Principles Emerge to Guide Them

  • Cities
  • car sharing
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
Bikesharing is part of the paradigm shift in urban mobility.
  • Cities
  • car sharing
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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How Cities Can Harness the Good—and Avoid the Bad—of the New Mobility Movement

  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
How can we move all these people?
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
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Beyond Electric Cars: As China Leads in Electric Buses, India Could Follow Suit in Electric Motorcycles

  • Cities
  • China
  • India
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
An electric bus in downtown Beijing. Flick/WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Cities
  • China
  • India
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
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Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics

  • carbon budget
  • paris agreement
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • local impacts
  • UNFCCC
World's biggest emitters
  • carbon budget
  • paris agreement
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • local impacts
  • UNFCCC
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3 Reasons Why Fossil Fuel Companies Should Disclose Their Reserves

  • Energy
  • Business
  • carbon budget
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • coal
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • emissions inventories
  • fossil fuels
  • investment
  • oil and gas
Coal Barge
  • Energy
  • Business
  • carbon budget
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • coal
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • emissions inventories
  • fossil fuels
  • investment
  • oil and gas
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COP21 Glossary of Terms Guiding the Long-term Emissions-Reduction Goal

  • International Climate Action
  • carbon budget
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Solar panels in London, Ontario.
  • International Climate Action
  • carbon budget
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

Private Investment for Public Transport: Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 Leads the Way

  • finance
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 demonstrates how cities can successfully finance transport projects through public-private partnerships, and serves as a model for other areas in Brazil to follow. (Photo: Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities)
  • finance
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
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When it Comes to Reducing Car Congestion, India’s Cities Can Learn from its Businesses

  • India
  • health and road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation
The Indian city of Bangalore is engaging the private sector to shift how employees commute to work, reducing traffic congestion and costs for everyone. Photo by Miroslav Čuljat/Flickr.
  • India
  • health and road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation

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