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“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
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Let's Make It Earth and Prosperity Day

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • poverty
  • corporate sustainability
You can’t tackle poverty and spur economic growth without protecting the environment, and you can’t protect the environment without finding ways to make the economy grow while improving people’s lives. Photo by Global Water Partnership/Flickr.
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • poverty
  • corporate sustainability
Initiatives
Women community members plant newly matured seedlings in Sumatra, Indonesia
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World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods

  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • climate change
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • water risk
Citizens flee floods in Sri Lanka. Photo by trokilinochchi/Wikimedia Commons.
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • climate change
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • water risk
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By the Numbers: Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin

  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Economics
The Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) spans Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, and supports **60 million people**. The region is also widely recognized as highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: William Cho, Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Economics

The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • U.S. policy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transportation
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International Development Finance Club Commits $89 Billion to Climate Finance in 2013

  • Climate
  • Economics
  • development
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy
The IDFC can direct more finance to adaptation. Photo by University College London/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • Economics
  • development
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • international climate policy

Opportunities in New Climate Economy

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • Economics
  • GHG emissions
  • Paris Agreement
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo by U.S. Embassy, The Hague/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • Economics
  • GHG emissions
  • Paris Agreement

A New Climate Economy: Shifting Corporate America onto a Low-Carbon Path

  • Energy
  • Economics
  • Business
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy
From left to right: Amy Harder, Chad Holliday, Ken Gayer, and Andrew Steer. Photo credit: Bill Dugan, WRI
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • Business
  • climate change
  • U.S. policy

Seeing U.S. Business Opportunity in a Low-Carbon Economy

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
A growing body of evidence indicates we don’t have to choose between improving economic performance and reducing climate risk  Photo credit: CGP Grey/Flickr
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • pollution
  • U.S. policy

STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to Major Announcements on Cities, Forests, and Carbon Pricing at UN Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Economics
  • Forests
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Economics
  • Forests
News

WRI’s Andrew Steer on Eve of UN Climate Summit

  • climate change
  • Economics
  • international climate policy
  • climate change
  • Economics
  • international climate policy
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How Cities Can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health

  • Cities
  • Economics
  • public transit
  • transportation
Cities account for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but only 2% of land area. Photo credit: Ken Marshall, Flickr
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • public transit
  • transportation
News

STATEMENT: WRI Responds to New Climate Economy Report

  • Business
  • climate change
  • Economics
  • Business
  • climate change
  • Economics
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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
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • energy efficiency
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • climate change
  • Economics
  • United Nations
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Making Economic Valuation Count for Coastal Ecosystems in the Caribbean

  • Freshwater
  • coral reefs
  • natural infrastructure
  • Economics
  • fisheries
  • Food
  • Ocean
People and economies across the Caribbean are dependent on coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, and beaches. These ecosystems provide critical habitat to commercial fisheries, attract tourists from around the world, and protect coastal communities and infrastructure. Photo Credit: Katina Rogers
  • Freshwater
  • coral reefs
  • natural infrastructure
  • Economics
  • fisheries
  • Food
  • Ocean
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset