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5 Ways China’s Cities Can Drive Equitable and Sustainable Urbanization

  • Urban Development
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • nature-based solutions
  • development
  • low carbon development
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  • Urban Development
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • nature-based solutions
  • development
  • low carbon development

5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

  • cities for all
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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  • cities for all
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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How Korea is Winning the Fight Against COVID-19 While Ramping Up Climate Ambition

  • Economics
  • Air Quality
  • coronavirus
  • National Climate Action
  • fossil fuels
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • GHG emissions
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  • Economics
  • Air Quality
  • coronavirus
  • National Climate Action
  • fossil fuels
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • GHG emissions
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4 Investment Areas to Stimulate China's Economy After COVID-19

  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics
  • Health & Road Safety
Installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China.
  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics
  • Health & Road Safety
News

RELEASE: New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Buildings
  • infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • Buildings
  • infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
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Not Just CO2: China’s Efforts on Lesser Known Greenhouse Gases Critical to Stabilizing the Climate

  • Climate
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • Sustainable Development Goal 8
  • agriculture
  • climate change
Rice farmer in Chengdu. Rice cultivation can release methane. Flickr/UN Photo.
  • Climate
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • Sustainable Development Goal 8
  • agriculture
  • climate change
Insights

Photo Essay: How Climate Change Affects the Urban Poor in India and Indonesia

  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • climate change
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  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • climate change
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STATEMENT: More Chinese Cities Agree to Peak Emissions Early at US-China Summit

  • Paris Agreement
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • GHG emissions
  • Paris Agreement
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • GHG emissions
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23 Chinese Cities Commit to Peak Carbon Emissions by 2030

  • Climate
  • low carbon development
U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing. Photo credit: Wee Kean Fong
  • Climate
  • low carbon development
News
  • Cities
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
Insights

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
Insights

3 Steps to Build a Greener, Climate-Resilient India

  • Water
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Hyderabad, India. Photo by Kara Newhouse, Flickr
  • Water
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Insights

4 Lessons from Beijing and Shanghai Show How China’s Cities Can Curb Car Congestion

  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities
Traffic in Shanghai, China. Photo by Carlos ZGZ/Flickr.
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities

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
Insights

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

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • 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
  • Water
  • 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
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

People-Oriented Cities: Mixed-Use Development Creates Social and Economic Benefits

  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Mixed-use development combined with pedestrianization on Mexico City’s Calle Madero promotes sustainable, prosperous communities. Photo Credit: Julius Reque/Flickr.
  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Insights

Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

  • Water
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • Energy
View from Tianjin Tower | Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Water
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • Energy
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

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