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From Promises to Action: 6 Sustainability Stories to Watch in 2022

  • net-zero emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • National Climate Action
  • International Climate Action
  • adaptation finance
  • environmental justice
  • health
  • deforestation
  • electric mobility
  • electric grid
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • stories to watch
A solar farm in the forefront with a coal plant in the distance.
  • net-zero emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • National Climate Action
  • International Climate Action
  • adaptation finance
  • environmental justice
  • health
  • deforestation
  • electric mobility
  • electric grid
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • stories to watch
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Woman on stoop overlooking flooded street, with blue designed overlay.
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5 Priorities for Cities After COP26

  • COP26
  • Cities
  • National Climate Action
  • Climate Equity
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • Health & Road Safety
Busy road in Dhaka, Bangladesh during heavy rainfall
  • COP26
  • Cities
  • National Climate Action
  • Climate Equity
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • Health & Road Safety
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More Equal Cities Can Help Bring Global Climate Goals Within Reach

  • COP26
  • Cities
  • Climate Equity
Pedestrians on crosswalk
  • COP26
  • Cities
  • Climate Equity

A Low-Carbon Future in the US Depends on Decarbonizing Petroleum Refineries

  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • carbon removal
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
A landscape view of a U.S. refinery.
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • carbon removal
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
Initiatives

Systems Change Lab

Person in crowd holding sign that reads "SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE" with Earth image on cardboard sign.
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What Is Carbon Lock-in and How Can We Avoid It?

  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • infrastructure
  • power plants
  • National Climate Action
  • COP26
A power plant with wind mills and a smoke column in the center.
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • infrastructure
  • power plants
  • National Climate Action
  • COP26
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A Just Transition to a Zero-carbon World Is Possible. Here’s How.

  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • human rights
  • renewable energy
  • COP26
two men installing solar panels
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • human rights
  • renewable energy
  • COP26
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A Green Recovery Starts with Cities

  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • infrastructure
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • natural infrastructure
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • infrastructure
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • natural infrastructure

Steps to Aid US Fossil Fuel Workers in the Clean Energy Transition

  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Climate Equity
coal-fired power plant
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Climate Equity
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Nigeria Moves Toward a Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery

  • Climate
  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Gender
A sprawling city underneath a cloudy sky.
  • Climate
  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • coronavirus
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • Gender

7 Things to Know About Renewable Natural Gas

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
The domes and pipes of a biogas plant are visible over a low grassy field.
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels

5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
People gather in the middle of a Monterrey street during sunset
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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6 Signs of Progress Since the Adoption of the Paris Agreement

  • Climate
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP25
  • National Climate Action
  • science based targets
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
A dock filled with boats with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
  • Climate
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP25
  • National Climate Action
  • science based targets
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy

Building Climate-Resilient and Equitable Cities During COVID-19

  • Cities
  • coronavirus
  • Climate Resilience
Building Climate Resilient and Equitable Cities During COVID19
  • Cities
  • coronavirus
  • Climate Resilience

COVID-19 Bailouts Should Target Oil and Gas Workers and Communities, Not Companies

  • Energy
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • environmental justice
  • fossil fuels
Two workers walking to a natural gas fracking operation. Photo by Justin Woolford/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • coronavirus
  • environmental justice
  • fossil fuels

Ranking 41 US States Decoupling Emissions and GDP Growth

  • Economics
  • fossil fuels
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. Climate
A man in a cowboy hat stands under the solar panels of his ranch's water pump. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA.
  • Economics
  • fossil fuels
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. Climate
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A Low-Carbon Recovery Can Create Jobs and Boost Indonesia’s Economy

  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Economics
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
  • renewable energy
Aerial view of people and goods in a busy Jakarta street market. Photo by Henry Sudarman/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Economics
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
  • renewable energy

Chile's Enhanced Climate Plan Sets an Example for Other Countries

  • climatewatch-pinned
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Freshwater
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • restoration
The buildings and roads of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Freshwater
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • restoration

Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • infrastructure
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
Cross-agency collaboration and investing in blue-green infrastructure resulted in Singapore’s redesigned Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • infrastructure
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure