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Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
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3 Climate Adaptation Lessons from Brazil’s Cities

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • drought
Temperatures are climbing to record-breaking highs in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo by Bruna Cabrera/Flickr.
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27 Cities in Latin America & China Use New Protocol to Measure GHG Emissions

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  • GHG Protocol
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro
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With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

  • International Climate Action
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  • transportation
Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financing of low-carbon infrastructure. Photo Credit: Braden/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
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Climate Action: Reduce Risk, Maximize Opportunities

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  • Climate
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Cities that are compact and well-connected can be more economically dynamic and more livable for residents. Seoul, Korea. Photo Credit: Ryan Pikkel/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
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Analyzing Outcomes from the UN Climate Summit

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  • climate finance
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More than 125 heads of state and government officials gathered for the UN Climate Summit 2014 in New York City. Photo credit: Holger Dalkmann, WRI
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STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to Major Announcements on Cities, Forests, and Carbon Pricing at UN Climate Summit

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Climate Summit: Creating Better and More Sustainable Cities

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Beijing bicyclists. Photo Credit: Rich Bee/Flickr
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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

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  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
A new report shows that economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together. Photo credit: Walmart, Flickr
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The UN Climate Summit: What's in it for Cities?

  • International Climate Action
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  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
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  • Urban Development
Cities contribute 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2 percent of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.
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ADVISORY: WRI Experts Explain What to Expect at the UN Climate Summit

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  • International Climate Action
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

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UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
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New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
Heavy-duty vehicles, like buses, make up 20 percent of total U.S. transport emissions. Photo credit: Kathy Doucette, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
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Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality

  • Energy
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  • low carbon development
WRI is working in Qingdao, China to develop a "sustainability blueprint." Photo credit: Li Chao, Wikimedia Commons
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  • low carbon development
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New Global Campaign Aims to Deliver Sustainable Transport to World's Cities

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  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Passengers disembark from a train in Tianjin, China. A new global campaign is seeking to better integrate sustainable mobility solutions like mass transport into policy discussions on development and climate change. Photo credit: Yang Aijun/World Bank/Flickr.
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Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

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  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • Energy
View from Tianjin Tower | Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
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7 Stories to Watch in 2014

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  • Forests
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  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
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  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
As host of the 2014 World Cup, all eyes will be on Brazil's cities to see how they deal with their sustainability challenges and opportunities. Photo credit: Crystal Davis, WRI
  • Energy
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  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
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