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Unabated Coal Use Will Break World’s “Carbon Budget”

  • International Climate Action
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  • climate change
  • fossil fuels
  • international climate policy
  • climate science
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
Coal contributes to 43 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Jonas Clemens
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Adapting to Climate Change: The Private Sector’s Role

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
The World Bank estimates that developing countries need $70-$100 billion per year through 2050 to meet current and future climate adaptation needs. Photo credit: Ollivier Girard/ CIFOR
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Greater Expectations: 3 Actions for Companies to Take on Climate Policy

  • Business
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • U.S. policy
A new guide outlines ways businesses can responsibly engage in climate policy. Photo credit: Walmart Corporate, Flickr
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3 Ways to Make Progress on Climate Finance at COP 19

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  • UNFCCC
Scaling up finance for climate adaptation is a key area for progress at COP 19. Photo credit: P. Casier, CGIAR
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3 Lessons for Long-Term Climate Finance

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  • UNFCCC
Developed countries pledged to deliver US$ 100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing nations mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: M. Tall, CCAFS West Africa
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4 Things Germany and Partners Can Do to Strengthen the International Renewable Energy Club

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  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
The "renewable energy club" recently initiated by the German government could provide a boost to the national and global expansion of renewable energy. Photo credit: Till Westermayer, Flickr
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Loss and Damage: Elements for Successful Negotiations at COP 19 in Warsaw

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  • UNFCCC
Losses and damages could over time include the submergence of mega-cities, the collapse of major ecosystems, and the loss of entire island nations. Photo credit: Philip Roeland, Flickr
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Looking in the Pipes of Climate Adaptation Finance

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A climate-smart agriculture project in Ghana. Photo credit: C Peterson, CIAT/CCAFS
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5 Issues to Watch at COP 19, the “Construction COP”

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  • UNFCCC
Addressing the needs of communities harmed by climate impacts that are difficult or impossible to adapt to--known as "loss and damage"--is one of the key issues up for discussion at COP 19 in Warsaw. Photo credit: International Rice Research Institute, Flickr
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Q&A with Jennifer Morgan: How Do We Secure a Strong, International Climate Agreement by 2015?

  • Climate
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  • Energy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
The impacts of a flood in Sindh Province, Pakistan. Photo credit: Magnus Wolfe-Murray, Department for International Development
  • Climate
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UNEP Report Finds Significant “Emissions Gap” Must Be Bridged

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Limiting global warming to 2 degrees C will require national and international action. Photo credit: Solar Electric Light Fund, Flickr
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Living within Earth's “Planetary Boundaries”

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"The Human Quest" pairs stunning photography with hard-hitting science. Photo credit: Mattias Klum, The Human Quest
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WRI Launches Upgraded Climate Data Explorer

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  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • greenhouse gases
CAIT 2.0 provides GHG emissions data for 186 countries and 50 U.S. states. Photo credit: John Pinder, Flickr
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2 Ways to Ensure the Adaptation Fund’s New Safeguard Policy Protects People and Planet

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  • climate change
  • climate finance
Kenyan farmers must adapt to altered conditions brought on by climate change. Photo credit: P. Casier, CGIAR
  • International Climate Action
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Recent Progress Shows China’s Leadership on Carbon Capture and Storage

  • Energy
  • carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • climate change
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  • U.S. policy
A coal plant in Beijing, China. Photo credit: Bret Arnett, Flickr
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Designing the 2015 Climate Agreement: Options for Submitting “National Offers”

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  • GHG emissions
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  • UNFCCC
As climate change impacts like heatwaves and drought become more evident, countries will need to submit their emissions-reduction plans. Photo credit: Danumurthi Mahendra, Flickr
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5 Ways Pennsylvania Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

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  • energy efficiency
  • U.S. policy
  • greenhouse gases
  • renewable energy
WRI analysis finds that Pennsylvania can reduce its CO2 emissions 21 percent below 2011 levels by 2020 by complying with current policies and taking advantage of infrastructure opportunities. Photo credit: adam., Flickr
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  • climate change
  • energy efficiency
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Frontlines of Climate Change: Florida Leaders Take Action on Sea Level Rise

  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • sea level rise
Florida is the U.S. state most vulnerable to sea level rise. Photo credit: S.F. Pitman, Flickr
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Q&A with African Risk Capacity: How Innovative Financing Models Can Build Climate Change Resilience

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  • drought
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  • agriculture
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A Tanzania farmer shows the effects of drought on her maize crop. Photo credit: Anne Wangalachi/CIMMYT
  • Climate
  • drought
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  • agriculture
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IPCC Report Delivers A Strong Message On Climate For Business Leaders

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  • climate science
  • climate change
Hurricane Sandy swamped New York City and delivered more than $50 billion in damages. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
  • Business
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