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New Climate Economy

Most of women covered by NHLP now have access to fresh vegetables for their meals and can even supply their surplus to be sold in the local market.

Unlocking Climate Action: From Bogota City Hall to the President’s Desk and Back Again

  • Buildings
  • Unlocking Climate Action
  • Cities
Bogota skyline
  • Buildings
  • Unlocking Climate Action
  • Cities

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

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation
Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initatives like the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions or climate-themed bonds. (Mexico City, Mexico) Photo by Boris G/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
  • transportation

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

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

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

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • drought
Temperatures are climbing to record-breaking highs in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo by Bruna Cabrera/Flickr.
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • drought

27 Cities in Latin America & China Use New Protocol to Measure GHG Emissions

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • GHG Protocol
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • GHG Protocol
  • Top Outcome: 2014
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
  • 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
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
Insights
Cape Town has a robust transport demand management (TDM) strategy that includes promoting higher vehicle occupancies. Photo Credit: Warren Rohner, Flickr 2012
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • transportation
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

Rio de Janeiro Poised to Update Its Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Insights

33 Cities Test New Framework for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories

  • Cities
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • UNFCCC
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • UNFCCC

6 Lessons Brazilian Cities Learned from Greenhouse Gas Inventories

  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Cities
  • greenhouse gas accounting

For the First Time, a Common Framework for Cities’ Greenhouse Gas Inventories

  • Cities
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol

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