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Strengthening Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean

  • Climate Resilience
  • disaster risk management
  • disasters
  • adaptation
  • caribbean
Damage in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. The Caribbean needs international support to prepare for disasters ahead of time. Photo by All Hands and Hearts.
  • Climate Resilience
  • disaster risk management
  • disasters
  • adaptation
  • caribbean
  • Governance
  • caribbean
  • governance
  • Latin America

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week Is an Opportune Moment to Strengthen Regional Climate Action

  • long-term strategies
  • National Climate Action
  • Sustainable Development Goal 17
  • paris agreement
  • climate change
  • caribbean
  • emissions
  • international climate policy
  • Latin America
Aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Domenica
  • long-term strategies
  • National Climate Action
  • Sustainable Development Goal 17
  • paris agreement
  • climate change
  • caribbean
  • emissions
  • international climate policy
  • Latin America
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Maintaining Million-Dollar Reefs and Beaches in Barbados and Beyond

  • coral reefs
  • caribbean
  • oceans
Tropical beach in Barbados. (Public Domain Pictures)
  • coral reefs
  • caribbean
  • oceans
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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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Beneath the Caribbean Sea, a Wastewater Problem Lurks Unnoticed

  • caribbean
  • natural infrastructure
  • wastewater
Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
  • caribbean
  • natural infrastructure
  • wastewater
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A History of Untreated Sewage Sours Tobago’s Waters

  • Economics
  • economic valuation
  • caribbean
  • wastewater
  • water
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Store Bay, Tobago
  • Economics
  • economic valuation
  • caribbean
  • wastewater
  • water
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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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

Reducing Latin America’s Carbon Footprint Means Restoring Life to Degraded Lands

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agroforestry
  • caribbean
  • forest restoration
  • Latin America
Primary forest in Ecuador's Maquipucuna Reserve. Photo by John Kellogg/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agroforestry
  • caribbean
  • forest restoration
  • Latin America

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
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Making Economic Valuation Count for Coastal Ecosystems in the Caribbean

  • Water
  • coral reefs
  • coastal ecosystems
  • ecosystem services
  • Economics
  • economic valuation
  • caribbean
  • fisheries
  • Food
  • oceans
  • water
People and economies across the Caribbean are dependent on coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, and beaches. These ecosystems provide critical habitat to commercial fisheries, attract tourists from around the world, and protect coastal communities and infrastructure. Photo Credit: Katina Rogers
  • Water
  • coral reefs
  • coastal ecosystems
  • ecosystem services
  • Economics
  • economic valuation
  • caribbean
  • fisheries
  • Food
  • oceans
  • water
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More than 75 percent of coral reefs in Caribbean are threatened. Photo credit: copepodo, Flickr
  • coral reefs
  • caribbean

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