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With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • transportation
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.
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • transportation
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China’s “New Long March” through the UN Climate Summit: Context and Opportunities

  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • pollution
Traffic in Beijing. Photo credit: Li Lou, World Bank
  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • pollution

China and the United States Accelerate Efforts on Carbon Capture and Storage

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
China and the United States forged new partnerships on carbon capture utilization and storage. Photo credit: Jonas, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
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Post-Fukushima Climate Action: How Japan Can Achieve Greater Emissions Reductions

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
Fukushima, Japan. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese government replaced the Copenhagen Pledge with the Warsaw Target, which calls for a 3.8 percent reduction from 2005 levels by 2020. Photo Credit: likeablerodent/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development

How U.S.-China Cooperation Can Expand Clean Energy Development

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
The U.S. and China are beginning to collaborate on some clean energy initiatives—and some projects are already producing benefits for both countries. Photo credit: Land Rover Our Planet/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
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How to Address Risk and Make Progress on Climate and Development

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate science
Climate impacts will also take their toll on urban dwellers, especially the poor who are at risk of rising seas and extreme weather events. For example, low-lying cities, like Mumbai and Kolkata, face significant threats from coastal flooding and storm surge. Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis, Flickr 2007
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate science
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5 Questions with Vivek Adhia: A New Program for Measuring India’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
The India GHG Program provides Indian businesses with tools and technical assistance to measure emissions, identify reduction opportunities, establish short- and long-term reduction goals, and track progress. Photo credit: joiseyshowaa, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
Insights

Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

  • Freshwater
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • Energy
View from Tianjin Tower | Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Freshwater
  • Air Quality
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • Energy
Insights

7 Stories to Watch in 2014

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

5 Big Energy Stories of 2013

  • Equity & Governance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
President Barack Obama at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
  • Equity & Governance
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Insights

India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
India has long-battled its water scarcity issues throughout an approach called watershed development. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk

7 Ways to Attract and Use Climate Finance for Transport

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Curitiba, Brazil. Photo credit: whl.travel
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • transportation
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King Coal’s Climate Challenge

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
A coal-fired power plant in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo credit: Danie van der Merwe, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
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Looking in the Pipes of Climate Adaptation Finance

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A climate-smart agriculture project in Ghana. Photo credit: C Peterson, CIAT/CCAFS
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

Recent Progress Shows China’s Leadership on Carbon Capture and Storage

  • Energy
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
A coal plant in Beijing, China. Photo credit: Bret Arnett, Flickr
  • Energy
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy

The New Climate Economics

  • Economics
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
In recent years, a series of extreme weather events have caused immense damage. Photo credit: Wayne Stadler, Flickr
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • international climate policy

Timeline: A Look at Extreme Weather and Climate Events in 2013

  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • greenhouse gases
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • greenhouse gases
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4 Promising Themes Emerge in U.S.-China Agreements at Strategic and Economic Dialogue

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
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33 Cities Test New Framework for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories

  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • UNFCCC
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • GHG Protocol
  • UNFCCC
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