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A New Solution to Power Africa: Productive Use of Renewable Energy

  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
Malawi farmer tends her field, with solar water pumps in the background
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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Installation of solar panels to a building roof in Africa
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy

4 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2023

  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch
People dressed in warm clothes on bicycles carrying reusable shopping bags.
  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch
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COP27: Key Takeaways and What’s Next

  • COP27
  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP28
Panel at COP27.
  • COP27
  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • GHG emissions
  • Energy
  • Paris Agreement
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP28
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Energy Access Is Key to Sub-Saharan Africa's Economic Recovery

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy
A young South African woman holds up a cloth face mask next to a sewing machine.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electric grid
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • Finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • renewable energy

How to Use Forests to Fend Off a Water and Energy Crisis in Colombia

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
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Missing Links Between Electricity Access and Development Priorities in Africa

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • sustainable development goals
  • electric grid
  • development
  • agriculture
  • health
  • low carbon development
Nurses care for newborns at a maternity hospital in Sierra Leone. Photo by Dominic Chavez/World Bank.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • sustainable development goals
  • electric grid
  • development
  • agriculture
  • health
  • low carbon development
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Guangzhou’s Pearl River Tower
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • Energy
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution

  • mapping
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
Electricity has far-reaching impacts on people's livelihoods. This Tanzanian tailor can sew at night thanks to solar power. Photo by Theo Steemers/USAID
  • mapping
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
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In Kenya’s Rural Health Clinics, Business Performance and Renewables Go Hand-in-Hand

  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • renewable energy
Joyce Onyino and patients at her health clinic in rural Kenya
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • renewable energy
Insights
Baobab tree on the edge of Kenyan farmland
  • Forests
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Energy
Insights
sales agents for solar power systems in Tanzania
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
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Electrifying Africa with Mini-grids: Five Lessons from Tanzania

  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
Mini-grid installation in Tanzania.
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • Energy Access
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PODCAST: Electrifying Africa

  • Energy
  • podcasts
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
A farmer showcases her solar power in Kenya.
  • Energy
  • podcasts
  • electric grid
  • Energy Access
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“Pay-As-You-Go” Solar Could Electrify Rural Africa

  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
Tanzania solar
  • Equity & Governance
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Energy Access
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
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Can Clean Distributed Energy Solutions Close Africa’s Access Gap?

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • development
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Solar speciality shop in Gulu, Uganda. Photo by James Anderson/Flickr.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • development
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy

Como o Brasil pode liderar na questão do clima

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC
(São Paulo, Brasil) Fonte: Bernardo Barlach/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC

How Brazil Can Emerge as a Climate Leader

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
Brazil’s energy sector is now a major source of the country’s emissions and continues to become more carbon intensive as a result of greater reliance on fossil fuels. (São Paulo, Brazil) Photo by Bernardo Barlach/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • climate policy
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • NDC
  • international climate policy

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
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How to Calculate Policies’ Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • renewable energy
Tunisia launched its renewable energy program, PROSOL ELEC, in 2010 to scale up solar photovoltaic systems in buildings throughout the country. Photo by World Bank/FLICKR.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • climate policy
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • renewable energy
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset