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Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
New analysis reveals that 37 countries face extremely high levels of water stress, including Qatar (shown here). Photo credit: Neil Palmer/ CIAT
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  • Forests
  • Freshwater
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
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  • Forests
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  • Equity & Governance
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  • agriculture
  • climate change
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  • Food Loss and Waste
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

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  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Forests
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  • low carbon development
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  • water risk
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How Civil Society Groups Can Help Expand Energy Efficiency

  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • energy efficiency
  • public participation
Involving civil society organizations in the energy efficiency standards and labeling process could increase the uptake of energy-efficient appliances. Photo credit: Acumen Fund, Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • energy efficiency
  • public participation

5 Ways Wisconsin Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

  • fossil fuels
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  • U.S. policy
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Wisconsin Carbon Dioxide Reduction Opportunities for Power Sector Compliance Under the Clean Air Act

  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
  • power plants
  • U.S. policy
  • regulation
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
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  • Energy

New Study Raises Big Questions on U.S. Fugitive Methane Emissions

  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
Natural gas drill rig. Photo credit: Jeremy Buckingham, Flickr
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy

COP 19 Made Small Steps Forward, but We Need Bolder Leaps

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A key area of discussion at COP 19 was how to address losses and damages from climate change impacts that are difficult or impossible to adapt to. Photo credit: Jörg Dietze, Flickr
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China Can Turn its Challenges into Clear Opportunities for Greener Growth

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
China's agricultural production - including rice, wheat and corn - could fall dramatically within a few decades due to shifts in precipitation and soil quality. Photo Credit: United Nations Photo, Flickr
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  • pollution
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels and Cement Reach Highest Point in Human History

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
A coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China. Photo credit: Bret Arnett, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy

Colorado Carbon Dioxide Reduction Opportunities for Power Sector Compliance Under the Clean Air Act

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
  • power plants
  • U.S. policy
  • regulation
  • Energy
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5 Ways Colorado Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • regulation
By meeting renewable energy targets, Colorado can reduce its CO2 emissions by 7 percent below 2011 levels by 2020. Photo Credit:  USFWS Mountain Prairie, Flickr
  • Energy
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • regulation

New Analysis: Colorado Can Meet Future Carbon Emissions Standards

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  • renewable energy
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King Coal’s Climate Challenge

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
A coal-fired power plant in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo credit: Danie van der Merwe, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
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Unabated Coal Use Will Break World’s “Carbon Budget”

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • climate science
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
Coal contributes to 43 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Jonas Clemens
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • climate science
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
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4 Things Germany and Partners Can Do to Strengthen the International Renewable Energy Club

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
The "renewable energy club" recently initiated by the German government could provide a boost to the national and global expansion of renewable energy. Photo credit: Till Westermayer, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC