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A Tale of Two Cities in Brazil (and the Forest that Connects Them)

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
Salvador's city government delivers native trees to residents, as part of an effort to revitalize the surrounding Atlantic Forest. Photo by Marcelo Gandra.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Chennai
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • Cities
  • restoration
The Atibainha reservoir in Cantareira System in São Paulo during drought.
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • Cities
  • restoration

RELEASE: WRI Africa Opens with a Focus on Forests, Cities, and Water

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • restoration
  • water risk
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • restoration
  • water risk
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Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk

3 Ways Brazil Can Be a Global Leader in Turning Sustainability Commitments into Action

  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Local community in the Tapajós National Forest in Pará
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
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China’s Water Stress Is on the Rise

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
China’s Yellow River
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
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Signs of Worry, Signs of Hope on World Water Day

  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • Cities
  • wastewater
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Children in India carry water.
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • Cities
  • wastewater
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
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In Order to Solve Pollution, We Must First Solve Governance Challenges

  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity & Governance
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Air pollution in China's Shaanxi Province. Photo by Gilad Rom/Flickr
  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity & Governance
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Freshwater
  • water risk

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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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
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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
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Insights

By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • 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
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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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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Multinationals Need to Take Notice and Take Action on Water Risk Data

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk
Brazil has 12% of the world's freshwater resources, but its industries, farms, and communities are concentrated along the coasts, unable to access much of the country's plentiful resources. Photo credit: Flickr/John Wiseman
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk
Insights

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
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
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset