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The UN Climate Summit: What's in it for Cities?

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
Cities contribute 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2 percent of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development

Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale development site, Australia. Photo Credit: John Amos/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • 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 & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy

Infographic: Protecting Water Security, Promoting Energy Security

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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40 Percent of Countries with Largest Shale Energy Resources Face Water Stress

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale-energy production is vulnerable wherever surface or groundwater is limited. As water demands increase, other water users like farms and homes around these plays face higher competition for water. Photo Credit: Justin Woolford/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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Global Shale Gas Development: Water Stress at Shale Plays

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
Data

Shale Resources and Water Risks

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
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Choose Your Future: 4 Possible Emissions Pathways

  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
With higher amounts of warming, coffee farming could be virtually impossible in Southeastern Brazil in 2100. Photo Credit: Ben Kaminsky/Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Sustainability at WRI: Our Annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Report

  • Energy
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • corporate sustainability
Where in the world is WRI traveling? To better understand our business travel emissions and develop metrics for tracking changes, we instituted performance indicators, including emissions per staff and top destinations. Photo Credit: WRI
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG emissions
  • corporate sustainability
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The Plain Bad Economics of Today’s Energy Prices

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
Coal is the most damaging fuel, and yet almost no countries tax it at all, and some actively subsidize it. Photo credit: Raimond Spekking, Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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The Price Is Wrong: New Report Calls for Fossil Fuel Prices that Reflect Environmental Costs

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
A new IMF report shows that taxing fossil fuels could reduce deaths from fossil fuel-related air pollution by 63 percent. Photo credit: thienzieyung, Flickr
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

  • Energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy
Eight years ago, developers proposed a five-dam project on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia, Chile. While they projected that the hydropower would produce 2,750 megawatts of power, the project would also flood 23 square miles of wilderness, jeopardizing the environment, local culture, and tourism of the region. Photo Credit: International Rivers/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy

7 Charts Explain Changing U.S. Power Sector Emissions

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Between 1973 and 2005, U.S. power sector CO2 emissions increased by almost 90 percent. Photo credit: Mike, Flickr
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Data
  • Energy
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset