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Statement: National Climate Assessment Reaffirms Severity of Climate Impacts in the U.S.

  • climate change
  • climate policy
  • climate science
  • GHG emissions
  • climate change
  • climate policy
  • climate science
  • GHG emissions
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A Renewables Club to Change the World

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC
The Renewables Club was established by Germany and nine other countries last year. Photo credit: Gunnar Ries, Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • UNFCCC

Snapshots of Miami Sea Level Rise

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • sea level rise
Miami ranks as the most vulnerable city in the world to the risk of coastal flooding caused by this sea level rise. Photo credit: WRI
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • sea level rise

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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The Real Story Behind Falling Renewable Energy Investments

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
remains at record highs. This is in spite of economic and policy turbulence in many countries. The United States, China, and Japan in particular have been moving aggressively with solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. Photo credit: Activ Solar/Flickr
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

Florida’s Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise Attracts Congressional Attention

  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • sea level rise
  • U.S. policy
Three events this week focus on sea level rise in Florida. Photo credit: Capt. David Ross, Flickr
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • sea level rise
  • U.S. policy
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Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change: Silence is not Neutrality

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate science
  • Business
Corporate shareholders and stakeholders want to understand how companies support strong policy action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. Photo credit: Petter Duvander/Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate science
  • Business
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Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • 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
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
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Water Stress Magnifies Drought’s Negative Impacts throughout the United States

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • climate change
  • water risk
Drought affected corn crops in Texas in August 2013. Photo credit: USDA, Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • climate change
  • water risk
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Analyzing the IPCC Report: 6 Things You Need to Know About Reducing Emissions

  • climate science
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
The new IPCC report shows that it's still possible to limit average global temperature rise to 2°C, but only with ambitious action. Photo credit: Photon Energy, Flickr
  • climate science
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gases
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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WRI Statement on Latest IPCC Report

  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate policy
  • international climate policy
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • climate science
  • climate policy
  • international climate policy
  • climate change
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What Is the Role for Transformation in Adaptation?

  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate science
Authors of a paper on transformational adaptation have deemed the development of wheat-resistant maize in Africa “transformative." Photo credit: WorldFish, Flickr 2012
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate finance
  • climate science
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Q&A with Dr. Karin Kemper: How Is the World Bank Addressing Climate Change?

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks
Dr. Kemper shared plans to more fully incorporate sustainability—including climate change mitigation and adaptation—into its international development agenda. Photo credit: Dhilung Kirat, Flickr 2008
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
  • multilateral development banks
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Making Adaptation Finance Work

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
Channeling and targeting funding effectively is a major challenge to reaching people who are most vulnerable to climate change. Photo credit: International Rivers, Flickr 2008
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • international climate policy
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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
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset