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A New Coalition Will Prove Sustainable Cities Are Better for Growth, Better for Climate

  • Economics
  • climate change
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Bus Rapid Transit system in Bogota, Colombia.
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • transportation
  • Urban Development

6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2016

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
  • stories to watch
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Transforming Transportation: From Global Targets to Local Action

  • Cities
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Bus rapid transit (BRT) in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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After COP21, Time to Use Sustainable Transport to Make Good on Climate Commitments

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • transportation
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • transportation
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5 Numbers: What the Paris Climate Talks Have Already Delivered

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Business
  • COP21
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
COP21
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Business
  • COP21
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Through Compact of Mayors, 360 Cities Will Cut Their Emissions 17% by 2030

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • climate impacts
Rio de Janeiro
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • climate impacts
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Sustainable Cities and Buildings at COP21: Delivering our Future Today

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • NDC
Chapultepec Castle views Mexico City
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • NDC
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Building Efficiency Finally Gets its Day in the Sun at COP 21

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Wall Street
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

Transport Plays a Key Role in Urban Air Quality

  • public transit
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • health
  • transportation
Transport plays a growing role in both the global climate and public health in cities like Londrina, Brazil. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
  • public transit
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • health
  • transportation

As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
India's goal is to increase solar power to 100 gigawatts by 2022. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith/DFID
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

  • Cities
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • 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
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • transportation
  • Urban Development

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
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“We Have to Get Urbanization Right”: Q&A with Felipe Calderón on Cities in the New Climate Economy

  • Economics
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
More than 180 cities have implemented bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. Photo by wyllepoon/FLICKR
  • Economics
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • transportation

The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation
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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC

Hundreds of Cities Poised to Replicate Rio’s Approach to Measuring and Reducing Emissions

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
Rio de Janeiro pilot-tested the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GPC). Photo by Rodrigo Soldon/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting

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.
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • drought
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With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • 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
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • transportation
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Climate Action: Reduce Risk, Maximize Opportunities

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • climate change
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
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Analyzing Outcomes from the UN Climate Summit

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
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
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • international climate policy