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A First Look at European Union’s Post-2020 Climate Commitment

  • International Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Offshore wind turbines in Denmark. Photo by CGP Grey/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
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By the Numbers: Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin

  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Economics
The Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) spans Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, and supports **60 million people**. The region is also widely recognized as highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: William Cho, Flickr
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  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Economics
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After the Geneva Climate Negotiations, a Clearer Path Toward an International Agreement

  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
The latest U.N. climate negotiations took place in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by tripu/Flickr.
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INDCs: Bridging the Gap Between National and International Climate Action

  • International Climate Action
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • NDC
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  • UNFCCC
Installing solar-powered lighting in Tinginaput, India. Photo by Abbie Traylor Smith/Panos Pictures/Department for International Development
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  • Climate
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How Do You Measure the Emissions Locked in Fossil Fuel Reserves?

  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • fossil fuels
If emissions continue unabated, the world is on track to exhaust its "carbon budget" within three decades. Photo by Mingjia Zhou/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
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What Does the “Pathway to Paris” Mean for Adaptation?

  • International Climate Action
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  • Climate Resilience
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • extreme weather
A growing number of studies show that communities around the world are already experiencing the effects of climate change in the form of extreme heat, unpredictable weather and sea level rise. (Punjab region, Pakistan) Photo by Tariq Saeed/IRIN.
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3 Big Issues to Watch at the Geneva Climate Talks

  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by emilestefanov/Flickr
  • Climate Resilience
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Transport Plays a Key Role in Urban Air Quality

  • public transit
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • health
  • transportation
Transport plays a growing role in both the global climate and public health in cities like Londrina, Brazil. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
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Biofuels Are Not a Green Alternative to Fossil Fuels

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  • Food
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
As Earth becomes more crowded, fertile land and the plants it supports become ever more valuable for food, timber and carbon storage—things for which we don’t have an alternative source. Patrick Wall/CIMMYT/Flickr.
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  • Food
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
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Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won't Curb Climate Change

  • Energy
  • Food
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
A new WRI working paper recommends against dedicating land to produce bioenergy. Photo by Macomb Paynes.
  • Energy
  • Food
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security

US-India Climate Partnership Can Benefit Environment and Economy

  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
A US-India agreement on clean energy and climate change will help turn India’s bold renewable energy targets into reality. Photo by Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr.
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change

As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

  • Climate
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  • 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
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  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
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After SOTU, it’s Time to Make Good on US Climate Action Commitments

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  • U.S. policy
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • power plants
  • UNFCCC
President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2015. Photo by Pete Souza/White House
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2014 Record-Breaking Heat is Bad for Business

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  • Climate
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
2014 was not just the hottest year on record globally, but the world also experienced record-high seasonal temperatures in the summer and fall, and the second-warmest spring. (Santiago, Chile) Photo by Michel/Flickr.
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  • climate change
  • extreme weather

How the US Can Lower Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and Save Money

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  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • fossil fuels
A natural gas refinery plant. Photo by WildEarth Guardians/Flickr.
  • GHG emissions
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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

  • Cities
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
The ‘smart city’ has become quite a buzzword, but there’s still not enough clarity around what it means for a city to be truly smart. Photo by EMBARQ/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • transportation
  • Urban Development

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

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  • Cities
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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
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The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
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  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
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The Top 5 Energy and Climate Stories of 2014

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  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy
Solar empowers residential, commercial, and industrial consumers to lock in power prices below grid averages– consider the nearly 20 global corporations – including Walmart, GM, Cisco, and Facebook – who have committed to buying renewable energy. Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr.
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  • Climate
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • renewable energy

Expanding Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
Despite difficult negotiations in Lima, discussions signaled the positive outlook among development banks for expanding climate finance in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo by Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores/Flickr.
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  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset