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What Is Carbon Lock-in and How Can We Avoid It?

  • carbon
  • carbon monitoring
  • emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • infrastructure
  • power plants
  • National Climate Action
A power plant with wind mills and a smoke column in the center.
  • carbon
  • carbon monitoring
  • emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • infrastructure
  • power plants
  • National Climate Action
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How to Build a Circular Economy

  • Economics
  • circular economy
  • explainer
  • waste
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • business opportunity
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • food waste
  • greenhouse gases
  • natural resources
  • sustainable business
  • Climate
Two recycling facility workers next to bales of aluminum cans. Photo by Aaron Minnick | WRI.
  • Economics
  • circular economy
  • explainer
  • waste
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • business opportunity
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • food waste
  • greenhouse gases
  • natural resources
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  • Climate
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China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants

  • Energy
  • coal
  • China
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
  • Energy
  • coal
  • China
  • power plants
  • renewable energy

Pennsylvania is Joining RGGI. Here’s Why That Matters

  • Energy
  • electricity
  • emissions
  • power plants
  • United States
Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania
  • Energy
  • electricity
  • emissions
  • power plants
  • United States
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New Climate Economy

Most of women covered by NHLP now have access to fresh vegetables for their meals and can even supply their surplus to be sold in the local market.
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Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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47% of World's Thermal Power Capacity is in Highly Water-Stressed Areas

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • water
  • water stress
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • water
  • water stress
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Mientras los grupos indígenas esperan durante décadas para los títulos de tierras, las empresas están adquiriendo sus territorios

  • Governance
  • Forests
  • The Struggle for Land
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • palm oil
Shipibo-Konibo
  • Governance
  • Forests
  • The Struggle for Land
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • palm oil

As Indigenous Groups Wait Decades for Land Titles, Companies Are Acquiring Their Territories

  • Governance
  • Forests
  • The Struggle for Land
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • palm oil
Shipibo-Konibo
  • Governance
  • Forests
  • The Struggle for Land
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • palm oil
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3 Reasons City Dwellers Should Care About Forests

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • Water Quality
Forest in Brazil
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • Water Quality
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  • India
  • power plants
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40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants Are in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • India
  • maps
  • power plants
  • water risk
  • water stress
India power plant
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • India
  • maps
  • power plants
  • water risk
  • water stress
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Power Plants Use Water, But We Have No Idea How Much

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • coal
  • maps
  • oil and gas
  • power plants
  • water risk
  • water stress
Power plant in Germany
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • coal
  • maps
  • oil and gas
  • power plants
  • water risk
  • water stress
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Droughts and Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy to Power Sri Lanka

  • Water
  • Energy
  • India
  • power plants
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
A power plant in India.
  • Water
  • Energy
  • India
  • power plants
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
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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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