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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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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
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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • governance
  • Indonesia
  • people-oriented cities
  • poverty
  • public participation
View of one of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with input and participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • governance
  • Indonesia
  • people-oriented cities
  • poverty
  • public participation

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

As India Revises State Climate Plans, Who Should Have a Voice?

  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Climate Equity
  • governance
  • India
  • public participation
Kids carrying water in the Indian countryside. Photo by Mr. Fink/Flickr
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Climate Equity
  • governance
  • India
  • public participation
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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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12 Countries Sign Historic Agreement Guaranteeing Environmental Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
  • access to information
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  • human rights
  • public participation
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  • Brazil
  • Cities
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4 Environmental Activists Are Murdered Every Week. A New Agreement Could Help in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • Principle 10
  • public participation
Rally in a Colombian town
  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
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  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • Principle 10
  • public participation
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  • 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

Rolling Back the Clean Power Plan Is a Losing Proposition for America

  • Energy
  • clean power plan
  • the trump administration
  • coal
  • Economics
  • environmental protection agency
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
  • United States
Installing solar panels
  • Energy
  • clean power plan
  • the trump administration
  • coal
  • Economics
  • environmental protection agency
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • renewable energy
  • United States

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