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For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation

  • Food
  • Forests
  • land use
  • India
  • indigenous people
  • Indonesia
  • south america
  • sustainable agriculture
In India's Narmada District, legal recognition of communities' land rights have enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by...
  • Food
  • Forests
  • land use
  • India
  • indigenous people
  • Indonesia
  • south america
  • sustainable agriculture
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PODCAST: Why Securing Land Rights for Indigenous People Can Accelerate Sustainable Development

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • south america
  • sustainable development goals
Small forestry in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • south america
  • sustainable development goals
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Restoring the Peruvian Amazon, One of the Most Ecologically Valuable Forests in the World

  • deforestation
  • forest restoration
  • Forests
  • Latin America
  • south america
River guide on the Peruvian Amazon.
  • deforestation
  • forest restoration
  • Forests
  • Latin America
  • south america
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Transformaciones Urbanas: En Medellín el Metrocable conecta la ciudad de diversas maneras

  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • south america
  • transportation
Metrocable en el centro de Medellín
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • south america
  • transportation
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Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three

  • Climate Resilience
  • India
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • aligning profit and environmental sustainability
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
Bicycle rickshaws in Mumbai, India
  • Climate Resilience
  • India
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • aligning profit and environmental sustainability
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport

Indigenous Communities Fend Off Invaders in the Peruvian Amazon

  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • indigenous people
  • south america
Settlement seen from the Ucayali River in Peru.
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • indigenous people
  • south america

Forest Loss Pushes Far Beyond Plantation Boundaries in South America, Africa

  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • Africa
  • agriculture
  • maps
  • palm oil
  • south america
Orangutans at Camp Leakey, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • Africa
  • agriculture
  • maps
  • palm oil
  • south america
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Transforming Transportation 2015: Turning Momentum into Action

  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
2015 provides three big opportunities to build global momentum around the course for change. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

  • Cities
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • climate change
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
The ‘smart city’ has become quite a buzzword, but there’s still not enough clarity around what it means for a city to be truly smart. Photo by EMBARQ/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • climate change
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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Want Healthy, Thriving Cities? Tackle Traffic Safety First

  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
One of the best ways cities can become safer for all is through sustainable transport systems like bus rapid transit (BRT). Photo by EMBARQ Brasil/Flickr.
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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Climate Summit: Creating Better and More Sustainable Cities

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • Climate agreement
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • Urban Development
Beijing bicyclists. Photo Credit: Rich Bee/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • Climate agreement
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • Urban Development

A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • business risk
  • business opportunity
  • China
  • shale gas
  • south america
  • United Kingdom
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • business risk
  • business opportunity
  • China
  • shale gas
  • south america
  • United Kingdom
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress

A Safe City is a Just City

  • Brazil
  • Cities
  • India
  • Mexico
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • traffic safety
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
In Rio de Janeiro, proximity to transport is key to ensuring that residents have access to jobs and opportunities within the city. Photo Credit: EMBARQ-Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Cities
  • India
  • Mexico
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • traffic safety
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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5 Overlooked Deforestation Hotspots

  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • global forest watch
  • palm oil
  • south america
  • United States
Marahoué National Park in the Ivory Coast has lost 93% of its forest cover between 2002 and 2008. Photo credit: jbdodane, Flickr 2013
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • global forest watch
  • palm oil
  • south america
  • United States

Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure?

  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transportation
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transportation

Cities in Focus | Mexico City Metrobús

  • transportation
  • emissions
  • Cities
  • south america
  • Mexico
  • transportation
  • emissions
  • Cities
  • south america
  • Mexico
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Science Reinforces Human Role as Climate Change Impacts Accelerate

  • ecosystem services
  • Australia
  • Asia
  • adaptation
  • Africa
  • climate change
  • Europe
  • regulation
  • south america
  • ecosystem services
  • Australia
  • Asia
  • adaptation
  • Africa
  • climate change
  • Europe
  • regulation
  • south america

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