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By the Numbers: The New Climate Economy

  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
A new report shows that economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together. Photo credit: Walmart, Flickr
  • Energy
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  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
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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
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  • Climate
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Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

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Shale development site, Australia. Photo Credit: John Amos/Flickr
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A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

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  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
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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
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UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
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  • Equity & Governance
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40 Percent of Countries with Largest Shale Energy Resources Face Water Stress

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  • 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
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Choose Your Future: 4 Possible Emissions Pathways

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  • climate science
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  • 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
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The Plain Bad Economics of Today’s Energy Prices

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  • 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
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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

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
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  • U.S. policy
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EPA’s New Clean Power Plan Is Both Achievable and Economically Beneficial

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Power plants are the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Wigwam Jones, Flickr
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  • GHG emissions
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Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

  • Freshwater
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  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
As with most energy sources, coal-related industries—including mining, coal-to-chemicals, and power generation—are extremely water-intensive. Photo credit: Peter Van den Bossche, Flickr
  • Freshwater
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  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
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Visualizing the Global Carbon Budget

  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
If emissions continue unabated, the world will burn through its "carbon budget" in roughly three decades. Photo credit: marcovdz, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Are a “Win-Win-Win”

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
Heavy-duty vehicles, like buses, make up 20 percent of total U.S. transport emissions. Photo credit: Kathy Doucette, Flickr 2008
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Cape Town has a robust transport demand management (TDM) strategy that includes promoting higher vehicle occupancies. Photo Credit: Warren Rohner, Flickr 2012
  • Cities
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  • transportation
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Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
WRI is working in Qingdao, China to develop a "sustainability blueprint." Photo credit: Li Chao, Wikimedia Commons
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  • low carbon development
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New Global Campaign Aims to Deliver Sustainable Transport to World's Cities

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  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Passengers disembark from a train in Tianjin, China. A new global campaign is seeking to better integrate sustainable mobility solutions like mass transport into policy discussions on development and climate change. Photo credit: Yang Aijun/World Bank/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety

After State of the Union Address, U.S. Should Pursue Ambitious Power Plant Emissions Standards

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  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants
Power plants account for one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Mike, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • power plants

Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories for 2014

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  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
Solar installation, carefully lifting the panels at height P1000644. Photo credit: Wikipedia, 2011
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  • renewable energy
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7 Stories to Watch in 2014

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  • 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
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  • Forests
  • Cities
  • fossil fuels
  • deforestation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • U.S. policy