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What Is the Role for Transformation in Adaptation?

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate science
Authors of a paper on transformational adaptation have deemed the development of wheat-resistant maize in Africa “transformative." Photo credit: WorldFish, Flickr 2012
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate science
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Q&A with Dr. Karin Kemper: How Is the World Bank Addressing Climate Change?

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks
Dr. Kemper shared plans to more fully incorporate sustainability—including climate change mitigation and adaptation—into its international development agenda. Photo credit: Dhilung Kirat, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks

ADVISORY: Can the World Bank Meet Sustainability and Governance Challenges?

  • multilateral development banks
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
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4 Ways the Green Climate Fund Can Make Its Investments Count

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
The Green Climate Fund aspires to become the main, global fund for providing climate change finance, contributing to activities like the expansion of renewable power. Photo credit: Solar Electric Light Fund, Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
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2 Messages for the Green Climate Fund on Supporting “Readiness”

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Readiness support is not new, and many countries are already receiving such support in one form or another. Photo Credit: Monica Muller, Flickr 2010
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
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The Trillion Dollar Question: Where Does Transport Investment Come From?

  • Cities
  • Business
  • Finance
  • transportation
Global transport investment is between US$1.4 and US$2.1 trillion each year. Photo credit: Switchology, Flickr
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Finance
  • transportation
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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
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
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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)
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
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A Business Case for Building Climate Resilience

  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Finance
Daniel Dowling of PriceWaterhouseCoopers was part of a week-long climate finance event in Songdo, South-Korea.
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Finance
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • 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
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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High Hopes for the Green Climate Fund: 5 Messages on Private Sector Engagement

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Farmers engage in climate-smart agriculture in Ghana. Photo credit: C Peterson (CIAT/CCAFS)
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
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2 Big Issues to Tackle as the Green Climate Fund Sets Up Shop

  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • multilateral development banks
This week, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) celebrated the official opening of its headquarters in Songdo, Korea. Photo credit: World Bank, Flickr
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • multilateral development banks
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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: Key Players in Climate Adaptation

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
A solar installation in Kirambo, Rwanda. Photo credit: SolarEnima, Flickr
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
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3 Ways Multinational Corporations Can Help Vulnerable Communities Adapt to Climate Change

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • climate change
  • climate finance
Poor communities in developing nations are especially vulnerable to heat waves, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. Photo credit: P. Casier, CGIAR
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • climate change
  • climate finance

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
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Adapting to Climate Change: The Private Sector’s Role

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
The World Bank estimates that developing countries need $70-$100 billion per year through 2050 to meet current and future climate adaptation needs. Photo credit: Ollivier Girard/ CIFOR
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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3 Actions Companies Can Take Today to Engage in Climate Policy

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Business
  • international climate policy
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Business
  • international climate policy