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John E. Amos power plant in West Virginia. Photo credit: haglundc, Flickr
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions

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
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate

ADVISORY: Press Call: China’s Air Pollution and Climate Challenge: Progress or Not?

  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • pollution
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • pollution
  • U.S. policy
  • fossil fuels

STATEMENT: President Obama Announces New Efficiency and Emissions Standards for Trucks

  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • transportation
  • U.S. policy
  • Energy
  • fossil fuels
  • transportation
  • U.S. policy
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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
  • Climate
  • transportation
Insights

4 Ways the Green Climate Fund Can Make Its Investments Count

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
The Green Climate Fund aspires to become the main, global fund for providing climate change finance, contributing to activities like the expansion of renewable power. Photo credit: Solar Electric Light Fund, Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • low carbon development
Insights

2 Messages for the Green Climate Fund on Supporting “Readiness”

  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund
Readiness support is not new, and many countries are already receiving such support in one form or another. Photo Credit: Monica Muller, Flickr 2010
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Green Climate Fund

Amidst California’s Drought, an Opportunity for Action

  • climate change
  • drought
  • climate impacts
The majority of California is currently blanketed in "extreme drought." Photo credit: Amber Tsuchida, Flickr
  • climate change
  • drought
  • climate impacts
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A Climate Change Reality Check

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
The Arctic currently has less than one-third of the multi-year ice that it had in 1980. | Photo Credit: Stephan Cook, Flickr 2009
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
Initiatives

India Greenhouse Gas Program

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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
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
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New Global Campaign Aims to Deliver Sustainable Transport to World's Cities

  • Energy
  • 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
Insights

4 Insights on Unlocking Finance for Clean Energy Access in Africa

  • Energy
  • climate finance
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy
Lighting for the base of the Pyramid. | Photo Credit: Frank van der Vlueten, Flickr 2009
  • Energy
  • climate finance
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy

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

  • Energy
  • 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

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
Solar installation, carefully lifting the panels at height P1000644. Photo credit: Wikipedia, 2011
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
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Signs of Progress at World Economic Forum’s Climate Day

  • Business
  • climate change
  • Economics
For the first time, the World Economic Forum hosted an official "Climate Day." Photo credit: Andy Mettler, World Economic Forum
  • Business
  • climate change
  • Economics
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset