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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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The Man Who Stopped the Mine. Q&A with Prafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • India
  • indigenous people
  • natural resources
Prafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winner. Photo by Goldman Environmental Foundation
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • India
  • indigenous people
  • natural resources
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Congress and Trump Gut Disclosure Rules for Fossil Fuel Foreign Payments

  • Finance
  • the trump administration
  • extractive industries
  • fossil fuels
  • human rights
  • investment
  • natural resources
  • oil and gas
People in Nigerian village
  • Finance
  • the trump administration
  • extractive industries
  • fossil fuels
  • human rights
  • investment
  • natural resources
  • oil and gas
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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

Ecuador Shows Why Communities and the Climate Need Strong Forest Rights

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • land tenure
  • oil and gas
The impacts of oil extraction in Ecuador show why secure community forest rights are necessary to protect livelihoods and the environment. Photo credit: Tomas Munita, CIFOR
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • land tenure
  • oil and gas
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What Will it Take to End the “Resource Curses?”

  • access to information
  • access to justice
  • Africa
  • extractive industries
  • natural resources
  • oil and gas
  • Principle 10
  • resource rights
  • transparency
Chad's oil fields continue to leach chemicals, create air pollution, and degrade Lake Chad. Photo credit: Carsen ten Brink, Flickr
  • access to information
  • access to justice
  • Africa
  • extractive industries
  • natural resources
  • oil and gas
  • Principle 10
  • resource rights
  • transparency
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New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • development
  • access to information
  • Africa
  • extractive industries
  • governance
  • land rights
  • water
A farmer stands amidst a rice farm in Burundi, Africa. Photo Credit: Flickr/IRRI Images
  • development
  • access to information
  • Africa
  • extractive industries
  • governance
  • land rights
  • water

Ending the "Resource Curse": Canada Commits to Make Mining More Transparent

  • Business
  • access to information
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • extractive industries
  • governance
  • natural resources
  • Business
  • access to information
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • extractive industries
  • governance
  • natural resources
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Improving Freedom of Information in Uganda

  • Governance
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Africa
  • extractive industries
  • freedom of information
  • governance
  • oil and gas
  • public participation
  • Governance
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • Africa
  • extractive industries
  • freedom of information
  • governance
  • oil and gas
  • public participation

What Exporting U.S. Natural Gas Means for the Climate

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • shale gas
  • United States
  • us policy
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • shale gas
  • United States
  • us policy

U.S. Natural Gas Exports: Friend or Foe?

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • shale gas
  • us policy
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • shale gas
  • us policy

5 Reasons Why It’s (Still) Important to Reduce Fugitive Methane Emissions

  • climate change
  • emissions
  • Energy
  • environmental protection agency
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • shale gas
  • us policy
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • Energy
  • environmental protection agency
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • shale gas
  • us policy

Exploring Prospects for U.S. Coal Exports to China

  • Energy
  • coal
  • China
  • extractive industries
  • trade
  • United States
  • Energy
  • coal
  • China
  • extractive industries
  • trade
  • United States

New Data Reveals Rising Coal Use

  • Energy
  • coal
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • power plants
  • United States
  • us policy
  • Energy
  • coal
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • natural gas
  • power plants
  • United States
  • us policy

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