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Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three

  • Climate Resilience
  • India
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • aligning profit and environmental sustainability
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
Bicycle rickshaws in Mumbai, India
  • Climate Resilience
  • India
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • aligning profit and environmental sustainability
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
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Building Climate Equity

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What Does the “Pathway to Paris” Mean for Adaptation?

  • International Climate Action
  • Governance
  • adaptation
  • Adaptation and the Private Sector
  • Climate agreement
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • extreme weather
A growing number of studies show that communities around the world are already experiencing the effects of climate change in the form of extreme heat, unpredictable weather and sea level rise. (Punjab region, Pakistan) Photo by Tariq Saeed/IRIN.
  • International Climate Action
  • Governance
  • adaptation
  • Adaptation and the Private Sector
  • Climate agreement
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • extreme weather
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Transforming Transportation 2015: Turning Momentum into Action

  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
2015 provides three big opportunities to build global momentum around the course for change. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

  • Cities
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • climate change
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
The ‘smart city’ has become quite a buzzword, but there’s still not enough clarity around what it means for a city to be truly smart. Photo by EMBARQ/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • climate change
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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Want Healthy, Thriving Cities? Tackle Traffic Safety First

  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
One of the best ways cities can become safer for all is through sustainable transport systems like bus rapid transit (BRT). Photo by EMBARQ Brasil/Flickr.
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation

Expanding Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Climate agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • Latin America
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
  • Climate agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • Latin America
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Going in the Right Direction?

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Behind the Scenes at the Lima Climate Conference with WRI

  • COP20
  • ACT 2015
  • UNFCCC
COP 20  UN Climate Change Conference. (Lima, Peru) Photo by Greens MPs/Flickr.
  • COP20
  • ACT 2015
  • UNFCCC
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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • degraded lands
  • Adaptation and the Private Sector
  • ACT 2015
  • ambition
  • Climate
  • Climate agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • equity
  • forest restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • REDD
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • degraded lands
  • Adaptation and the Private Sector
  • ACT 2015
  • ambition
  • Climate
  • Climate agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • equity
  • forest restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • REDD
  • UNFCCC
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3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Finance
  • China
  • Climate
  • climate business
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • Latin America
  • low carbon development
  • Mexico
  • Mexico City
  • multilateral development banks
  • new climate agreement
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initatives like the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions or climate-themed bonds. (Mexico City, Mexico) Photo by Boris G/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • China
  • Climate
  • climate business
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • Latin America
  • low carbon development
  • Mexico
  • Mexico City
  • multilateral development banks
  • new climate agreement
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
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Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • adaptation
  • ACT 2015
  • climate finance
  • equity
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
Scaling up renewable energy access; government installed solar energy in Sumba island, Indonesia. Photo by Asia Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • adaptation
  • ACT 2015
  • climate finance
  • equity
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
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How Can Adaptation Finance Help the Most Vulnerable Communities?

  • International Climate Action
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • vulnerability
Ensuring funding meets the adaptation needs of communities remains a challenge. (Paoay, Philippines) Photo by Ilocos Norte/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • vulnerability
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3 Issues to Watch as Lima Climate Talks Head to the Finish Line

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • ACT 2015
  • Climate agreement
  • climate finance
  • UNFCCC
COP 20 - UN Climate Change Conference - Lima (Photo by UNFCCC)
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • ACT 2015
  • Climate agreement
  • climate finance
  • UNFCCC
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Estimating Climate Finance Mobilization Toward $100 Billion and Beyond

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate investment funds
  • Adaptation and the Private Sector
  • climate finance
  • finance
  • investment
Making the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy is going to take a lot of investment, and the limited budgets of the public sector can’t tackle it alone. Photo by DFID/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate investment funds
  • Adaptation and the Private Sector
  • climate finance
  • finance
  • investment
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How to Make Progress on Climate Adaptation during COP 20

  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • adaptation
  • ACT 2015
  • Climate
  • climate change
In Lima, negotiators have a short window of opportunity to cut through a tangled knot of potential issues in order to chart a clear path to an agreement that accelerates adaptation action in Paris. Photo by UN/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • adaptation
  • ACT 2015
  • Climate
  • climate change

ADVISORY: Latin American Countries to Launch Initiative 20x20 to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

  • Forests
  • Governance
  • COP20
  • forest restoration
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • Forests
  • Governance
  • COP20
  • forest restoration
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

What Would Success Look Like at COP 20 in Lima?

  • COP20
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Lima is a major milestone on the path to Paris and the 2015 climate agreement. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • COP20
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters

  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • equity
  • GHG emissions
  • UNFCCC
China currently ranks as world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo by Ding Zhou/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • equity
  • GHG emissions
  • UNFCCC

Opportunities in New Climate Economy

  • China
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • economy
  • emissions
  • new climate agreement
  • United States
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo by U.S. Embassy, The Hague/Flickr.
  • China
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • economy
  • emissions
  • new climate agreement
  • United States

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