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Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery

  • coronavirus
  • watersheds
  • Water Security
  • ecosystem services
  • forest restoration
A degraded landscape in Ethiopia under a cloudy sky.
  • coronavirus
  • watersheds
  • Water Security
  • ecosystem services
  • forest restoration

STATEMENT: Fourth National Climate Assessment Confirms Climate Change Will Affect All Regions and All Sectors of U.S. Economy

  • Air Quality
  • water scarcity
  • wildfires
  • climate science
  • coast
  • ecosystem services
  • adaptation
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • health
  • local impacts
  • nutrient pollution
  • pollution
  • public health
  • sea level rise
  • United States
  • Air Quality
  • water scarcity
  • wildfires
  • climate science
  • coast
  • ecosystem services
  • adaptation
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • health
  • local impacts
  • nutrient pollution
  • pollution
  • public health
  • sea level rise
  • United States
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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

Why Invest in Indigenous Lands?

  • Climate
  • deforestation
  • ecosystem services
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • indigenous people
  • Climate
  • deforestation
  • ecosystem services
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • indigenous people
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LandMark Puts Indigenous Peoples and Other Communities on the Global Map

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • ecosystem services
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
Maasai tribe in the Serengeti National Park.
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • ecosystem services
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
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Revaluing Ecosystems

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“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Water
  • ecosystem valuation
  • ecosystem services
  • Business
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Water
  • ecosystem valuation
  • ecosystem services
  • Business
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
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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
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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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How Much Are Ecosystems Really Worth?

  • Forests
  • Water
  • economic valuation
  • ecosystem services
Women in Indonesia's teak forest harvest ground nuts. Photo credit: Murdani Usman, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • Water
  • economic valuation
  • ecosystem services
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How to Weave Ecosystem Services into Impact Assessments

  • ecosystem services
The Wayuu people in Colombia. Photo credit: Tanenhaus, Flickr
  • ecosystem services
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  • ecosystem services

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