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6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2017

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Climate-Friendly Diets
  • stories to watch
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • food security
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
Andrew Steer
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Climate-Friendly Diets
  • stories to watch
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
  • food security
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
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PODCAST: Planning the City of the Future

  • podcasts
  • Cities
  • transportation
Guy on Quito street corner
  • podcasts
  • Cities
  • transportation
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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Narrow Traffic Lanes Make Cities Safer

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Traffic in Tokyo Reveals Narrow, Safe Traffic Lanes
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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India Can Save Up to $1.8 Trillion per Year with Smart Urban Growth

  • Cities
  • Economics
  • Urban Development
A crowded Delhi street. Source: EMBARQ Sustainable Urban Mobility by WRI/Flickr
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • Urban Development
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WRI Expert Forum: How Should COP22 Move the Needle on Climate Action?

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP22
  • Climate
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP22
  • Climate

Habitat III: Milestone for the World’s Cities or Business as Usual?

  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Quito and clouds
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Paris Agreement
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
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Taming Bigfoot to Safeguard the Global Commons

  • Food
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Urban Development
Cloud Gate in Chicago
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Urban Development
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3 Challenges to Safe and Affordable Urban Housing

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Mumbai slums
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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Q&A with Ani Dasgupta: What’s at Stake for Cities at Habitat III?

  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
People walking in Bangalore
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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Helping Chinese Cities Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
Chengdu street scene.
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
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Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN Habitat, at preparatory meeting for Habitat III in Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Urban Development
Slum in Bangkok,
  • Buildings
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • poverty
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In Cities’ War Against Climate Change, Heating and Cooling, Transport Are Key Battlegrounds

  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • electric grid
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Rooftop solar in Shanghai
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • electric grid
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer”

  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
Solar panel on roof
  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
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Climate Adaptation Gains Momentum, Both Politically and Practically

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • Paris Agreement
  • Climate Resilience
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Morro do Cantagalo
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • COP21
  • Paris Agreement
  • Climate Resilience
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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World Water Day: How “Sludge” Can Power China’s Cities While Cutting Emissions

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • renewable energy
  • wastewater
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • renewable energy
  • wastewater

3 Cities Taking Urban Forestry to the Next Level

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • Forests
  • Urban Development
Cherry blossoms in Washington, DC park
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • Forests
  • Urban Development
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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