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As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

  • water scarcity
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • sustainable cities
  • Cities
Water insecurity in African cities
  • water scarcity
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • sustainable cities
  • Cities
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How Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities

  • Water
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • stormwater
  • water
  • watersheds
A view of Hong Kong from the edge of a forest.
  • Water
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • stormwater
  • water
  • watersheds
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INSIDER: Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation into Development: Three Lessons from Kenya

  • Climate Resilience
  • adaptation finance
  • INSIDER
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • adaptation
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • food security
Herders in Kenya.
  • Climate Resilience
  • adaptation finance
  • INSIDER
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • adaptation
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • food security

How to Use Forests to Fend Off a Water and Energy Crisis in Colombia

  • Forests
  • Water
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • water
  • watersheds
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Water
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • water
  • watersheds
News
  • conflict
  • migration
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
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It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises

  • sustainable development goals
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • water
  • water risk
Water scarcity in Ethiopia
  • sustainable development goals
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • water
  • water risk
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10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • indigenous people
  • REDD
  • restoration
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • indigenous people
  • REDD
  • restoration
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We Predicted Where Violent Conflicts Will Occur in 2020. Water Is Often a Factor

  • conflict
  • water scarcity
  • human rights
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
Mali water
  • conflict
  • water scarcity
  • human rights
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
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More Water Shortages Mean Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk

  • water scarcity
  • coal
  • drought
  • Energy
  • finance
  • India
  • investment
A thermal power plant in Rajasthan. Flickr/vedantlath
  • water scarcity
  • coal
  • drought
  • Energy
  • finance
  • India
  • investment
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Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off

  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
Improving water management in African countries can improve climate resilience. Here, Waretu Abera, Head of Ethiopia's Water Land Resource Centre, stands by a stream. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition.
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
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Buyer Beware: One Study Finds 62% of Wood Products Mislabeled

  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • timber
Lumber waiting to be sold. (Flickr/CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • timber

WRI Experts Offer Perspective on Tropical Deforestation in Science Journal

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • Forests
Deforestation, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • Forests
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INSIDER: Green Infrastructure Can Save Water Suppliers Money. Now You Can Estimate How Much.

  • Water
  • Economics
  • INSIDER
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • stormwater
Riverside trees in Atlanta's 4th Ward Park. Flickr/DeepRoot
  • Water
  • Economics
  • INSIDER
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • stormwater

What Can Global Forest Watch Tell Us About the Fires in Brazil?

  • Climate
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • Brazil
  • climate change
  • global forest watch
GFW Satellite Fires image
  • Climate
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • Brazil
  • climate change
  • global forest watch

Hundreds of US Communities Are Making Climate Action Plans, but Few Include Forests

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • emissions inventories
  • Forests
Angeles National Forest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • emissions inventories
  • Forests
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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
We are far from universal water access.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
News

RELEASE: Updated Global Water Risk Atlas Reveals Top Water-Stressed Countries and States

  • Aqueduct
  • water scarcity
  • water risk
  • water stress
  • Aqueduct
  • water scarcity
  • water risk
  • water stress
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Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation?

  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • palm oil
Indonesia forest fires
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • palm oil
Insights

Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
Women model the handmade baskets they use every day in Malolo 2, Republic of Congo.
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture

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