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A Golden Opportunity for China to Embrace Green Growth

  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Manufacturing solar cells in Wuxi, China.
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

How Uruguay Became a Wind Power Powerhouse

  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Sierra de los Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay.
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Releases New Environmental and Social Standards. How Do They Stack Up?

  • climate finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
Redevelopment of Dachong Village, Nanshan, Shenzhen
  • climate finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
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Transforming Transportation: From Global Targets to Local Action

  • Cities
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Bus rapid transit (BRT) in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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With New Guidelines, China’s Green Bond Market Poised to Take Off in the Year of the Monkey

  • green bonds
  • COP21
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
Solar cell manufacturing center in Wuxi, China.
  • green bonds
  • COP21
  • Finance
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
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6 Things to Look for on Finance at the Paris Climate Negotiations

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Harvesting season in Nyando climate-smart villages
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC

STATEMENT: At COP21, Heads of State and Institutions Call for Pricing Carbon

  • carbon pricing
  • COP21
  • Business
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • carbon pricing
  • COP21
  • Business
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
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Greening Finance: A View from Beijing

  • Business
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
The recent CCICED meeting took place in Beijing, China. Photo by Francisco Anzola/Flickr.
  • Business
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
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By Taking 5 Steps, China Can Start Leading the Green Finance Revolution

  • Business
  • Finance
  • multilateral development banks
  • low carbon development
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer presents Green Finance task force report at CCICED annual general meeting in Beijing, China. Photo by Lawrence MacDonald.
  • Business
  • Finance
  • multilateral development banks
  • low carbon development

Open Government Partnership: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Accountability and Transparency

  • environmental democracy
  • public participation
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
The Open Government Partnership can help support implementation of the 17 SDGs. Photo by Josh Estey/Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • environmental democracy
  • public participation
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

Protect Wildlife, Save Oceans and Reduce Civic Unrest—With Data

  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development
Global Fishing Watch uses satellite data to track fishing vessels around the world in near-real time. Image by Global Fishing Watch
  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development
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Can Clean Distributed Energy Solutions Close Africa’s Access Gap?

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • development
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Solar speciality shop in Gulu, Uganda. Photo by James Anderson/Flickr.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • development
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
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7 Big Moments from Climate Week 2015

  • COP21
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Pope Francis delivered environmental messages before the UN General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Photo by Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

WRI Calls SDGs "A Bold New Agenda For International Development"

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
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Now Comes the Hard Part: 4 Key Challenges to SDGs

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to eradicate poverty and inequalities and spur economic growth while respecting planetary boundaries. UN Photo/Cia Pak.
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
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The Sublime Connection: The Pope, Poverty and the Planet

  • COP21
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Representatives from the New Climate Economy met for a dialogue with Vatican officials on May 20, 2015. Photo by L'Osservatore Romano.
  • COP21
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
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What’s Food Loss and Waste Got to Do with Sustainable Development? A Lot, Actually.

  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Food worth $750 billion is lost or wasted every year. Photo by Garry Knight/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
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Our Fraying Ecosystems

  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Between 2001 and 2014, the world lost on average 18 million hectares of tree cover per year (an area twice the size of Portugal). Photo by bdodane/Flickr.
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
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Building a Brighter Future – Powered by Renewable Energy

  • Economics
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development goals
Barefoot solar engineers in Tinginaput, India. Photo by DFID/Flickr.
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development goals