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Putting Citi’s $100 Billion Environmental Finance Initiative in Context

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
In its 2013 Global Citizenship Report, Citi reported more than $2 billion for solar financing. Photo by Walmart/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • climate finance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
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Reforming 3 Systems Can Create a New Climate Economy in India

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Business
Traffic congestion in Calcutta, India. Photo by frederik_rowing/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Business
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New Pilot Program Aims to Expand Energy Efficiency in Chinese Cities

  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
Retrofitting public buildings to be more energy efficient is an important step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in China. Photo by Brendan Corey Benson/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development

As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
India's goal is to increase solar power to 100 gigawatts by 2022. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith/DFID
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. 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
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  • Energy
  • Forests
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  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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

WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
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  • Aqueduct

Power Options: Comparing Costs of Rooftop Solar to Traditional Electricity

  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Between 30 to 60 percent of U.S. public and private (K-12) schools could save money by installing solar PV at a price of $2-2.5/W. Photo by Matt Montagne/Flickr.
  • electric grid
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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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 & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
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  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
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Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
Scaling up renewable energy access; government installed solar energy in Sumba island, Indonesia. Photo by Asia Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
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Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
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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

Weighing Options: How Do You Compare the Costs of Renewable Energy to Traditional Electricity?

  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
How would a supermarket looking to supply their electricity directly from on-site solar energy compare this option with traditional power? Photo by Bart Speelman/FLICKR
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

From Transactions to Transformation: More Companies Commit to Renewable Energy

  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
19 US-based companies are declaring their commitment to buying renewable energy. Facebook Headquarters. Photo Credit: Jakob Steinschaden/Flickr
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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As Cities Grow, So Should their Energy Efficiency

  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
Improving building efficiency presents a major opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions while saving money and improving quality of life. Photo by deano7000/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
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Finding Solutions for South Africa’s Coal-Fired Energy and Water Problems

  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
A communal water tap in Soweto, South Africa. Photo credit: E. Muench, Wikimedia Commons
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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Climate Action: Reduce Risk, Maximize Opportunities

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • climate change
Cities that are compact and well-connected can be more economically dynamic and more livable for residents. Seoul, Korea. Photo Credit: Ryan Pikkel/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Explore Changing Global Emissions through Interactive Maps

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • data
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
The world's major emitters have changed significantly over the past few decades. Photo credit: Jon Pinder, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • data
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
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2 Questions for World Business Leaders at the UN Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • United Nations
The UN Secretary General's Climate Summit will bring CEOs and heads of government to New York City on September 23, 2014. (Photo credit: Chris Ford, Flickr)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Business
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • United Nations
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The UN Climate Summit: What's in it for Cities?

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
Cities contribute 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2 percent of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset