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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
We are far from universal water access.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
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India Has the Worst Road Safety Record in the World. A New Law Aims to Change That

  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • India
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
busy street from Charminar
  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • India
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
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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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Public Space for Recreation Is Good for Cities. Guadalajara, Mexico Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Guadalajara, Mexico
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
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Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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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

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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