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Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
New analysis reveals that 37 countries face extremely high levels of water stress, including Qatar (shown here). Photo credit: Neil Palmer/ CIAT
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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3 Ways Multinational Corporations Can Help Vulnerable Communities Adapt to Climate Change

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • climate change
  • climate finance
Poor communities in developing nations are especially vulnerable to heat waves, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. Photo credit: P. Casier, CGIAR
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • climate change
  • climate finance
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Business and Government Must Come Together for Strong Climate Action

  • International Climate Action
  • Business
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
Installing solar panels in San Jose, California. Photo credit: Photon Energy, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Business
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
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3 Actions Companies Can Take Today to Engage in Climate Policy

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Business
  • international climate policy
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Business
  • international climate policy
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Living within Earth's “Planetary Boundaries”

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
"The Human Quest" pairs stunning photography with hard-hitting science. Photo credit: Mattias Klum, The Human Quest
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • low carbon development

RELEASE: New Effort Launched to Measure and Monitor Global Food Loss and Waste

  • Business
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Business
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
Data
  • natural infrastructure
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Conflicting Reporting Systems May Hinder Companies' Water Risk Strategies

  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • data
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
A tugboat pushes barges on the Mississippi River. Photo credit: Tom Gill, Flickr
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • data
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
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New Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool Will Help China’s Cities Pursue Low-Carbon Development

  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
Nanjing Road, Shanghai. Photo credit: Austronesian Expeditions, Flickr
  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
News

RELEASE: Launch of the First Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities

  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • low carbon development
  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • low carbon development
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3 Beginning Steps to Designing a National Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

  • Business
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • low carbon development
A thermal power station in Takoradi, Ghana. Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst, World Bank
  • Business
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • low carbon development

Shifting Global Investments To Clean Energy

  • Energy
  • Business
  • fossil fuels
  • low carbon development
  • Energy
  • Business
  • fossil fuels
  • low carbon development
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Ensuring Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability in Brazil

  • Business
  • natural infrastructure
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • Business
  • natural infrastructure
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
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Helping Clean Energy Entrepreneurs Turn on the Lights in Poor Countries

  • Energy
  • Business
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • Energy
  • Business
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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A Look at China's New Environmental Guidelines on Overseas Investments

  • Climate
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • multilateral development banks
  • low carbon development
  • Climate
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • multilateral development banks
  • low carbon development