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

  • Forests
  • Water
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
Insights

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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A Low-Carbon Recovery Can Create Jobs and Boost Indonesia’s Economy

  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Economics
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
  • renewable energy
Aerial view of people and goods in a busy Jakarta street market. Photo by Henry Sudarman/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Economics
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
  • renewable energy
Insights

Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
power line in Kenya
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
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Baobab tree on the edge of Kenyan farmland
  • Forests
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Energy
Insights

Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
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Of Venomous Toads and Precious Jewels -- Farewell 2017!

  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • climate science
  • climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Business
Cane toad
  • U.S. Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • climate science
  • climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Business
Insights

Now Comes the Hard Part: 4 Key Challenges to SDGs

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to eradicate poverty and inequalities and spur economic growth while respecting planetary boundaries. UN Photo/Cia Pak.
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Insights

Building a Brighter Future – Powered by Renewable Energy

  • Economics
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development goals
Barefoot solar engineers in Tinginaput, India. Photo by DFID/Flickr.
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development goals
Insights

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

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • 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
  • Water
  • 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
Insights

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
Insights

WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
Insights

COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Insights

5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
Insights

Food and Fuel: 2 Grand Challenges Facing Us this Earth Day

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • Water
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • Water
Insights

4 Grand Challenges to Energy, Food, and Water

  • Forests
  • Water
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • food security
  • natural resources
  • low carbon development
  • Forests
  • Water
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • food security
  • natural resources
  • low carbon development

6 Top Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2013

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Business
  • climate change
  • renewable energy
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Business
  • climate change
  • renewable energy
  • fossil fuels
  • U.S. policy

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