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Let's Make It Earth and Prosperity Day

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • poverty
  • corporate sustainability
You can’t tackle poverty and spur economic growth without protecting the environment, and you can’t protect the environment without finding ways to make the economy grow while improving people’s lives. Photo by Global Water Partnership/Flickr.
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • poverty
  • corporate sustainability
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Asia’s Investment Bank: A New Chapter in Sustainable Development

  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • multilateral development banks
  • low carbon development
The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) can be a powerful force for improving infrastructure in the developing world—but only if its investments benefit local communities and the environment. Photo by World Bank/Flickr.
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • multilateral development banks
  • low carbon development
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Solar panels in Palo Alto, California. Photo by Richard Masoner/Flickr
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  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
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Green Climate Fund Moves Forward; Will Soon Disburse Climate Finance through 7 Institutions

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
The recent Green Climate Fund Board meeting took place in Songdo, South Korea. Photo by welix, Wikimedia Commons
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
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RELEASE: WRI Welcomes Paul Bodnar as Senior Advisor for WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center

  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
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Putting Citi’s $100 Billion Environmental Finance Initiative in Context

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
In its 2013 Global Citizenship Report, Citi reported more than $2 billion for solar financing. Photo by Walmart/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
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Globalizing Sustainable Development

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Food
  • poverty
  • health
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Today’s challenges go beyond health, food, and education. Photo by Gates Foundation/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Food
  • poverty
  • health
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

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  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
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  • climate change
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  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
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  • Cities
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  • climate change
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  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
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  • Forests
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  • Cities
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Expanding Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
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
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

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  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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  • COP20
  • deforestation
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  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
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  • Equity & Governance
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International Development Finance Club Commits $89 Billion to Climate Finance in 2013

  • Climate
  • Economics
  • development
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
The IDFC can direct more finance to adaptation. Photo by University College London/Flickr.
  • Climate
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  • development
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
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Quick Perspective on UN Secretary-General’s Vision for a Post-2015 Agenda

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  • climate change
  • development
  • human rights
  • climate science
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
Photo by UNDP via OXFAM/Flickr.
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  • Finance
  • climate change
  • development
  • human rights
  • climate science
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation
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
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation
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How Can Adaptation Finance Help the Most Vulnerable Communities?

  • International Climate Action
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  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Ensuring funding meets the adaptation needs of communities remains a challenge. (Paoay, Philippines) Photo by Ilocos Norte/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • international climate policy
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Three Lessons from Japan's Climate Finance - Coal Controversy

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
All development finance, not just climate finance, ultimately needs to be consistent with climate goals. Photo credit: peggdavis66, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Estimating Climate Finance Mobilization Toward $100 Billion and Beyond

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate investment funds
  • climate finance
  • Finance
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
  • climate finance
  • Finance