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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

  • Cities
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  • climate change
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  • 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.
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  • climate change
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  • Urban Development

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

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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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  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

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During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

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Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

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  • multilateral development banks
  • Paris Agreement
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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.
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Hundreds of Cities Poised to Replicate Rio’s Approach to Measuring and Reducing Emissions

  • International Climate Action
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  • 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
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Three Lessons from Japan's Climate Finance - Coal Controversy

  • International Climate Action
  • Finance
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  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
All development finance, not just climate finance, ultimately needs to be consistent with climate goals. Photo credit: peggdavis66, Flickr
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3 Climate Adaptation Lessons from Brazil’s Cities

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Temperatures are climbing to record-breaking highs in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo by Bruna Cabrera/Flickr.
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New Studies Underscore Need for Better Methane Regulations for Natural Gas

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Methane escapes throughout various stages of the production change and is at least 34 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Photo Credit: Gene Spesard/Flickr
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Tougher Greenhouse Goals Could Cut EU’s Gas Imports in Half

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A new study by Ecofys under the Open Climate Network finds that by 2030, the EU can cut its natural gas consumption by almost half by cost-effectively improving energy efficiency and ramping up its use of renewable energy. Photo Credit: Justin Swan/Flickr
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With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

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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.
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Climate Action: Reduce Risk, Maximize Opportunities

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Cities that are compact and well-connected can be more economically dynamic and more livable for residents. Seoul, Korea. Photo Credit: Ryan Pikkel/Flickr
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Analyzing Outcomes from the UN Climate Summit

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More than 125 heads of state and government officials gathered for the UN Climate Summit 2014 in New York City. Photo credit: Holger Dalkmann, WRI
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Climate Summit: Creating Better and More Sustainable Cities

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  • Urban Development
Beijing bicyclists. Photo Credit: Rich Bee/Flickr
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Transport Sector Key to Closing the World’s Emissions Gap

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Beijing bicyclists. Photo Credit: Derrick Story/Flickr
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How Cities Can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health

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  • transportation
Cities account for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but only 2% of land area. Photo credit: Ken Marshall, Flickr
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