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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

RELEASE: Launch of First Global Standard to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

  • Cities
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Urban Development
Insights

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
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Insights

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
Insights

5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy

A Safe City is a Just City

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
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
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety

ADVISORY: Press Teleconference: What to Look For at the World Urban Forum (WUF7)

  • Cities
  • Urban Development
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • Urban Development
  • public transit
News
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Urban Development
Insights

7 Stories to Watch in 2014

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • 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
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy
Initiatives

EMBARQ

Mexico City.

7 Ways to Attract and Use Climate Finance for Transport

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Curitiba, Brazil. Photo credit: whl.travel
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
Insights

China Can Turn its Challenges into Clear Opportunities for Greener Growth

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
China's agricultural production - including rice, wheat and corn - could fall dramatically within a few decades due to shifts in precipitation and soil quality. Photo Credit: United Nations Photo, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
Insights

China’s Response to Air Pollution Poses Threat to Water

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
China's persistent smog prompted the State Council to announce an Air Pollution Control Action Plan. Photo credit: sheilaz413, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Insights

Smart Urban Design for India’s Sustainable Future

  • public transit
  • Cities
Passengers board Indore's new iBus. Photo credit: EMBARQ
  • public transit
  • Cities
Insights

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
Insights

Launching the iBus: How Public Outreach Led to Transport Success in Indore, India

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
The iBus in Indore, India.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
Insights

5 Keys to Sustainable Development in Indian Cities

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Insights

Connecting Sustainable Transport to Urban Development in India

  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • transportation